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Barlow 2017 Doctoral Student Prizes

Awarded to Dr Richard Colchester, John Mansir, Thomas Gilbert, Hedaia Ghannam and Zihui Zhang
Barlow 2017 Doctoral Student Prizes

Professor Anthony Finklestein

The department's 2017 doctoral student prizes were awarded to research students at the departmental biennial Barlow 2017 Research Poster Day and Lecture (given by Professor Anthony Finkelstein, the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security) on 21st July. The prizes included the Cisco Prize for the Best Internet of Things related poster, and a new prize awarded in partnership with the Alan Turing Institute.

Each year the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, gives two prizes to research students for their work. The first, The Cullen Prize, is awarded to the best poster by a Research Student. The second, The Lombardi prize, is given to the best doctoral thesis of the year. Since 2014 Cisco Systems have awarded a prize for the best poster about the Internet of Things (IoT) and this year a new 'Turing Institute' Prize was offered for the best poster related to the work of the UK's national institute for data science, the Alan Turing Institute.

barlow4.jpgThe 2017 Cullen prize was presented to John Mansir
supervised by Professor John Morton in the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN)
with a poster entitled 'The Effects of Strain on Donor Spin Qubits in Silicon'.

barlow3.jpgThe 2017 Lombardi prize was won by Dr Richard Colchester
supervised by Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou (EEE) and Dr Adrien Desjardins (Medical Physics)
with a thesis entitled 'Novel Optical Ultrasound Probes for Minimally Invasive Surgery'

barlow2.jpgThis year's Cisco Prize was presented to Thomas Gilbert
supervised by Dr Sally Day
for his poster titled "Magnetometer-Free IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) Sensor Fusion For Wearable Motion Capturing Technology"

barlow5.jpgThe new Turing Institute Prize was presented to Hedaia Ghannam
supervised by Professor Izzat Darwazeh
for her poster titled 'Turbo Coding and Iterative Interference Cancellation of Spectrally Efficient FDM Systems'.

There was an honourable mention for CDT student Zihui Zhang, supervised by Dr David Selviah for her poster titled "Closed-loop all-optical interrogation of neural circuits in vivo."

More information about the awards including previous award winners may be found at: