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FACE Research Seminar

CarleneCompv5Dear All, You are all welcome on Wed, October 21, to the first FACE lunch-time Research Seminar for the academic year 2015/16. It will take place in MH503 (5th Floor Block H, Mount Pleasant).  A buffet lunch will be provided, starting at 1pm. 

Our Speakers will be Dr John Rees from School of Applied Computing and Komali Kantamaneni PhD Research student From School of Built and Natural Environment.

Dr. John Rees from Applied Computing has been invited to talk on “PhD Outcomes – Analysis and Characteristics of PhD Examiners’ Feedback”The intention of the seminar is to provide a broad guide to the kind of commentary associated with particular outcomes.  The evidence base shows characteristic patterns of conditions associated with the standard outcomes.  This is likely to offer benefits to those acting as internal or external doctoral examiners in gauging the award.

Dr Rees has a long interest in research degrees and research administration.  He chaired Staffordshire University’s Faculty RDC from 2002 – 2005; chaired Southampton Solent’s RDC from 2006 – 2012, and served on both Research Committee and Research and Enterprise Committee for those institutions over the same periods.

Komali Kantamaneni is a PhD research student based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom. Her research area primarily focuses on the United Kingdom, examining the fiscal costs incurred by coastal communities who face increasing vulnerability to coastal storm and sea level rise because of climate change.  Her talk will be  on Integrated Modelling and Coastal Vulnerability(Development of novel integrated model to evaluate fiscal coastal vulnerability of United Kingdom).

These research talks are open to every researchers, students interested in research or staff from any faculty. This is an opportunity to mix, meet and hear about research within schools.

Venue: MH503 (5th Floor Block H, Mount Pleasant).
Time: 1pm – A buffet lunch will be provided.

Looking forward to see you all!!!

Adam Curtis : Computing Careers & Tech Start-Ups


Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla & Software Development Agency ‘ClockWorkBear’ and Co-founder of TECHHUB Swansea visited UWTSD Swansea’s School of Applied Computing today to talk to Enterprise & Innovation students about Careers in Computing and Tech Start-Up opportunities.

The Student Group thoroughly enjoyed Adam’s talk and look forward to seeing him again at Start-Up Weekend Swansea next month.

Event: Sensor Networks – Monitoring the Environment


Tomorrow night (Thursday 15th October) from 6:30pm onwards in the Alex reading room (refreshments at 6:30pm lecture at 7:00pm) Professor Ian Wells will be delivering a Lecture address as the incoming chair of the IET Wales South West Local Network. The talk will be on the use of Sensor Networks for Environmental monitoring including the ASTEC project that was very revolutionary for its time, as it was the worlds first underwater network that used Radio Frequency communication.

Professor Ian Wells is Professor of Digital Signal Processing and Head of the School of Applied Computing at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea. He has been a lecturer, researcher and manager for nearly 30 years. His current personal research interests include sensor networks (both terrestrial and underwater), ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT), medical signal processing, communication systems and computer networks.

Contact Name: Hugh Woodward (hwoodw2928@aol.com)
Date & Time: October 15th 2015 at 7.00pm, Refreshments from 6.30pm.
Venue: Alex Reading Room, Institute of Sustainable Design, UWTSD, Alexander Road, Swansea, SA1 5DX
Registration: Members of the public are warmly welcomed to this free event – registration is not essential but would be helpful: http://www.theiet.org/events/local/225957.cfm?nxtId=224579.

Warming-up for Start-Up Weekend 2015 : o )

We’re Warming-up for Start-Up Weekend Swansea 2015 : o ) Co-founder Adam Curtis talks about the event in the video-clip below:

UWTSD Graduate Elliot Thomas talks about his journey to Winning last year’s event:

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