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Mildner 2018 Lecture and Doctoral Student Prizes – Video

Awarded to Dr Zhe Li, Dr Tongyang Xu, Silvia Rossi, Christian Sol and Daniel Mannion

Doctoral student prizes were awarded to research students at the departmental biennial Mildner 2018 Research Poster Day and Lecture (given by Professor Paul Newman, Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute and founder of autonomous vehicle company Oxbotica) on 16th May. The prizes included the Cisco Prize for the Best Internet of Things related poster, and a 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 since last year the ‘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.

The 2018 Cullen prize was presented to Christian Sol supervised by Dr Ioannis Papakonstainou with a poster entitled ‘Thermochromic windows for energy efficient buildings’.

The 2018 Lombardi prize was won by Dr Zhe Li supervised by Dr Robert Killey and Professor Polina Bayvel with a thesis entitled ‘Low-complexity, high-capacity and spectrally-efficient optical transceivers for metro, backhaul and inter-data centre networks’ (

This year's Cisco Prize was presented to Silvia Rossi supervised by Dr Laura Toni for her poster titled ‘Adaptive Streaming for Immersive Communication’.

The Turing Institute Prize was presented to Daniel Mannion supervised by Professor Tony Kenyon for his poster titled ‘Memristive Neural Networks’.

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