Sunday, 29 March 2020

Posters Galore: 'Do You Know The Impact of Your Software Choices?'

Frank Carver, PhD researcher at the University of Suffolk
"We have an insatiable appetite for software; more apps; more web and more data”, says Frank Carver, PhD researcher from the University of Suffolk. “Did you know that the ICT industry could use 20% of all electricity and emit up to 5.5% of the world’s carbon emissions by 2025? And that templates represent 40-50% of the total bytes on the web – growing at a rate of approximately 6% per year?”

Frank’s PhD research aims to find ways for software developers, architects and managers to make smarter choices about the long-term global impact of their work.

An initial feasibility study investigated the range of differences between solutions to a common problem: generating web pages from templates. A representative sample of libraries were put through a series of capability and performance test scenarios; results were analysed and compared and tests run multiple times under different loads.

The most significant finding to arise from the work so far is the surprising variety in capabilities and performance between apparently similar software libraries. For example, for some common operations, there was a 10,000 times difference between the best and the worst performers.

You can view Frank’s poster content here and read about the future research he has planned for the study and how you can get involved.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Keep your eyes peeled: Posters Galore for real

Following the cancellation of our conference we put our thinking hats on, of how we can get through those difficult times and making use of the fantastic Poster contributions we received.

The end game is: We will give the conference 'Creating Value for Economies: Collaborate - Innovate - Educate' another go in March 21. Most of our speakers have already committed their support, and with another year of planning - this conference will be unbeatable!

We will organise - let's hope it's going to happen - another conference in October tis year, on a hard core subject: 'Let's get Physical'. We'll leave you with this thought for now!

In the meantime it's Posters Galore!

The list of posters in our respective conference post from beginning of March is 20 long, and we plan to feature them here throughout the year. This is what Tommy Flowers Network is about: Connecting young researchers with their top level research to the world - in real life and virtually!

So, if you are not on this list, but would like to publish here on our blog - whether it's a whitepaper, poster, or a do a Thought Leadership event - please fill in this Formwize.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

CANCELLED - Conference on 'Creating Value for Economies'


As the situation around Covid-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop, BT is stepping up precautionary safety measures to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, we’re letting you know that unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel the Tommy Flowers Network Conference on 24-25th March.

Apologies for any inconvenience the cancellation has caused.

Please look out for more information in the coming weeks about future conferences and thought leadership events.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Spring 2020 Conference Speaker: Hani Hagras, University of Essex

We are absolutely delighted to have Prof Hani Hagras, University of Essex, speaking on Day 2 at our Conference on 'Adding Value to Economies: Collaborate - Innovate - Educate'.

Date: 24th - 25th March 2020
Location: Adastral Park, Ipswich, IP5 3RE
Start: 09:00 AM
Drinks & Dinner: Tuesday, 24th March 2020
Fees: none
Register: Formwize

Hani Hagras is a Professor of Computational Intelligence, Director of Research and Director of the Computational Intelligence Centre in the University of Essex, UK. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
His major research interests are in Explainable Artificial Intelligence, computational intelligence and data science .

He has authored more than 350 papers in international journals, conferences and books. His work has received funding from major research councils and industry. He has also Ten industrial patents in the field of Explainable AI, computational intelligence and intelligent control.

His research has won numerous prestigious international awards where most recently he was awarded by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), the 2013 Outstanding Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and also he has won the 2004 Outstanding Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He was also awarded the 2015 and 2017 Global Telecommunications Business award for his joint project with British Telecom. In 2016, he was elected as Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. is work has also won best paper awards in several conferences including the 2014 and 2006 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and the 2012 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence.

He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Robotics and Automation. He has  chaired several international conferences where IEEE International Symposium on Advances to Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems. He was also the General Co-Chair of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy systems.

Speakers and Draft Agenda

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Spring 2020 Conference: Posters Galore

We are thrilled by the number of amazing poster submissions we received. 20 highly skilled young researchers will be presenting their posters on the afternoon of the first day of our conference on 'Adding Value to Economies: Collaborate - Innovate - Educate'. Please registers below to hear what they have to say!

Date: 24th - 25th March 2020
Location: Adastral Park, Ipswich, IP5 3RE
Conference Start: 09:30 AM
Drinks & Dinner: Tuesday, 24th March 20
Fees: none
Register: Formwize

Poster Competition - 24th March, 13:30, The Hub, Adastral Park
  • Achilles Petras, BT, Converged QoE Network Forensics
  • Adam Broadbent, BT, NGPaaS (Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service)
  • Akinola Ogunsemi, Robert Gordon University, Ensemble-Based Data Relationship Discovery Framework in Supply Chain Business Processes
  • Arjuna Sathiaseelan, GAIUS Networks, GAIUS: Powering hyperlocal content ad ecosystems for communities
  • Dave Townend, University of Essex, A Statistical Framework for the UK’s Mobile Network
  • Dr Hannah Steventon and Professor Nicholas Caldwell, University of Suffolk, Smarter Suffolk: sensors and data for public services
  • Dr Jiejun Hu, University of Essex, Securing Software Defined Networks Through Blockchain Technology
  • Edward Austin, Lancaster University, Detecting Emergent Phenomena Within Streaming Data
  • Ergin Dinc, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Investigation of Launchers for Surface Wave Transmission Lines
  • Frank Carver, University of Suffolk, Do You Know The Impact of Your Software Choices?
  • Hugo Leon, University of Essex, Exploiting Mixed-Reality Technologies for Interacting with BIM models to Assist Onsite Activities
  • Mahsa Abazari Kia, University of Essex, Text Summarization of BT Order Journey Data
  • Matt Evans, ABER Electronics Ltd and the University of Essex, Wideband RF Over Fibre/IP
  • Matt Wallwork, BT, IoT for Assisted Living
  • Matthew Middlehurst, University of East Anglia, Improved detection of nuisance calls in-network using machine learning techniques
  • Panagiotis Kourouklidis, University of York, BT, Deploying and scaling models in Data science
  • Peter Gudde, University of Suffolk, A multi-dimensional analysis of smart energy systems – Towards developing a common framework for assessing the sustainability of local energy technologies in selected societal sectors
  • Rishiraj Sengupta, Teoco, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing in Wireless Networks, Within and Beyond
  • Shahin Salarian, University of Essex, Dual-beam Orthogonal Circular Polarized Antenna
  • Zichuan Zhao, University of Essex, Digital Twins for Asset Monitoring and Advanced Simulation
Please register for the conference below and meet those amazing researchers
Speakers and Draft Agenda

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Spring 2020 conference speaker: Dr Andrew Bourne, EPSRC-UKRI, Director Partnerships

We are proud to announce that we have Dr Andrew Bourne, EPSRC-UKRI, Director Partnerships as opening speaker of the first day at our conference on 'Adding Value to Economies: Collaborate - Innovate - Educate'.

Date: 24th - 25th March 2020
Location: Adastral Park, Ipswich, IP5 3RE
Start: 09:30 AM
Drinks & Dinner: Tuesday, 24th March 20
Fees: none
Register: Formwize

Dr Andrew Bourne
Director Partnerships
Andrew leads EPSRC’s strategic interactions with key partners within the university, business, regional and international sectors to ensure that the EPSRC progresses its Delivery Plan Priority Framework and its desired outcomes.  Andrew also leads EPSRC Impact and Public Engagement activities.

Andrew is a member of the EPSRC Executive Board and currently the Project Director for the Rosalind Franklin Institute.
Previously Andrew has led:
  • The University Relationship portfolio as Deputy Director
  • The Physical Sciences Capability theme commissioning research and training within the fundamental chemistry, physics, and materials portfolio
See as well Andrew's LinkedIn Profile.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Thought Leadership Event: Dr Madeline Cheah on 'Cybersecurity for Future Mobility'

We are hosting a series of 'Thought Leadership Events' at Adastral Park and via WebEx.

Though Leadership Event
Speaker: Dr Madeline Cheah
Title: Cybersecurity for Future Mobility

This talk focuses on the future areas of cybersecurity in future mobility, including what the vehicle of the future might look like, the key enablers and what the cybersecurity implications are.
Madeline also identifies potential questions we would need answering when looking at the mobility ecosystem, especially because there will be new players and new perspectives. Finally, predictions of what security practitioners are dealing with, along with some of the solutions that are currently in progress, are being presented.