Digital Innovation Research Beacon
Wednesday 19 June 2013 at 12.30pm
Venue to be confirmed
Professor Helen Edwards, Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology, University of Sunderland, and Professor David Wainwright, Northumbria University
AMAP (based at the Industry Centre) is running a study to look at driver behaviour and perceptions for electric vehicles and need participants.
More details about this study are available for download in PDF format
Esraa Omran, PhD
An approach for managing access to personal information using ontology based chains
Lorna Marquès-Brocksopp, Professional Doctorate
Towards a holistic approach to wellbeing: the role of spirituality. A theoretical investigation in the context of visual impairment
The Digital Innovation Research Beacon integrates research activities in the areas of computing, information systems, engineering, automotive technology and low carbon technology. The beacon has four strands of research, each of these draws from a number of areas both within and beyond the Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology:
- Big Data
- Technology-Enhanced Living
- Informatics for Business and Manufacturing
- Energy Efficient and Safe Vehicles
Drawing our research together under these strands allows us to clearly identify the ways in which clusters of researchers bring their different subject expertise together to tackle a range of interesting research problems in the digital economy.
The Faculty of Applied Sciences has a long-standing and well-established research reputation, founded on innovation in science and engineering. We apply this research on a range of collaborative projects within the region, nationally and internationally.
- Find out more about the opportunities we can provide for research students
- See our current projects pages for more examples of beacon research
- Our staff profiles list past, current and future projects for each individual member of staff
The beacon funding has been used to pump-prime projects which are strategic, will deliver external income, and will strengthen our Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission.
Our current projects include:
- Six knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs)
- Two EPSRC CASE awards
- A prestigious EU project (the eCUTE project)
Our approach has been inclusive, broadening the base of academic staff involved. We have also seen a growth in research student numbers, particularly professional doctorates.