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PhD Student Adam Funnell wins Poster Prize

Marconi Society Symposium hosted at the Royal Society

Student wins Poster Prize at the Marconi Society Symposium hosted at the Royal Society

Adam Funnell, a PhD student within the Optical Networks Group (funded via the EPSRC CDT in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems www.ipes-cdt.org) was awarded a prize for the best student poster showcasing IoT innovation during the Marconi Society Symposium (http://www.marconisociety.org/) at the Royal Society on 20th October 2015 (photo below – Adam in the middle). His poster was titled "A High Port Count, Low Latency Optical Switch for Data Centres".

Adam Funnell receives the Marconi Poster PrizeAlso pictured in the photo are Daniel Elson (left), who also presented a poster titled ‘Designing the next generation transmitter for optical fibre communications’ and Dr Domanic Lavery, a Marconi Society Young Scholar (2013) and a Research Associate on the UNLOC project (https://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/ong/group-members/dlavery).

The Marconi Society Symposium is organised annually to support scientific achievements in communications and the internet that significantly benefit mankind. Previous winners have included Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and Sergey Brin and Larry Page (founders of Google). This year’s Symposium was titled ‘The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things’ and the 2015 Marconi Prize Fellowship was awarded to Professor Peter Kirstein (UCL Computer Science), who is known as the ‘father of the internet in Europe’. Video from the event is available here: http://www.marconisociety.org/index.php/402-2015-symposium-on-the-internet-of-things-2