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Queen Mary student wins award at Athena 2019
17 April 2019

Queen Mary medical student, Anoushka Sharp, awarded Sparta Global’s ‘best pitch’ prize at Athena 2019, an all-female Hackathon that took place on 13-14 April at Queen Mary.

Championing women in tech at Queen Mary University of London
8 March 2019

On International Women’s Day, Queen Mary is proud to announce a new event that is set to champion, encourage and inspire women to bring their skills to the technology sector.

Queen Mary, University of London celebrates 1st birthday with The Institute of Coding
25 January 2019

Queen Mary, University of London is celebrating its partnership with the Institute of Coding (IoC). In just 12 months, IoC partners have successfully signed-up over 5,000 people onto its leading tech courses at universities across the country. 

Students inspired to consider careers in technology thanks to IT Counts
29 June 2018

Two schools visit The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science to participate in IT Counts

National award nomination for First LEGO League regional winners
28 June 2018

Water Watchers praised for water-saving invention.

New AI initiative for school students from Code for Life and Ocado Technology.
23 May 2018

Professor Paul Curzon addresses audience at the launch of AI:MMO.

Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge at Queen Mary, University of London.
17 May 2018

‘The day was an exciting and challenging experience. We had the opportunity to learn so much through having great fun!’ IET Faraday Challenge Day student

Showing London a vision of the future at TeenTech City
10 May 2018

540 students from 50 different London schools, 80 teachers and 300 tech volunteers gather at the Emirates Stadium for the annual TeenTech City event.

QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children
22 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ‘A Bit of cs4fn’, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.

EECS academics hold E-textiles and ‘Machine folk’ music workshops in Manila
23 May 2017

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.  

New Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) opens
16 May 2017

The Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) was established to promote robotics research and teaching at the College level. The center is led by Professor Kaspar Althoefer (EECS + the School Engineering and Material Science).

To mark the occasion, the Centre for Advanced Robotics invites you to join the Open Robotics Day and ARQ inauguration on June 29th 2017.

Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15 March 2017

Scientists at EECS are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.

A Royal Handshake with Professor Yang Hao
31 January 2017

Professor Yang Hao was invited by the IET as one of the recipients of IET AF Harvey Research Prize to attend the official reopening of IET London: Savoy Place in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.


Music transformed by technology at QMUL’s Christmas Lecture
22 December 2016

Traditional instruments were transformed by computer science to create sounds previously impossible at the annual Children’s Christmas lecture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

EECS in the Media: Prof Geraint Wiggins featured in The Times and The Verge
21 October 2016

One of the world’s first live concerts by self-taught silicon composers has shed an uncomfortably bright light on the nature of human creativity at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston, East London

Art and science collide in new EECS exhibition
20 September 2016

What do robots performing comedy, music boxes from China and a jelly pudding have in common? These are just three of the projects that were on display at the Intersections exhibit, which showcased work from the Media and Arts Technology CDT at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

What are you actually saying?  Conversation analysts will be zooming in at New Scientist Live 2016
19 September 2016

Do you realise what you are saying when you talk during a conversation?
EECS' Cognitive Scientist, Saul Albert, and a team of interaction scientists from the UK will be zooming in on conversations at New Scientist Live in London’s Excel Centre this week.

Coding programme for school students awarded £40K
5 September 2016

A new Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) programme which aims to inspire and get school students coding has been awarded £40,000 in funding.

EECS host the beginning of a new era as first UK Robotics Week begins
27 June 2016

A new era of innovation and discovery opened when the first UK Robotics Week June 25 - July 1 began.

School kids solve space missions at EECS robotics challenge
17 June 2016

Teams of school students from around the country competed in a robotics challenge involving space missions at an event hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

EECS Flagship Seminars Series Launch - The women who changed the face of computer science in the UK
4 February 2016

EECS Flagship Seminar Series launch event on February 24th will be delivered by the trailblazer Professor Ursula Martin, a woman who changed the face of computer science in the UK

EECS Programming Competition 2016: winners announced!
29 January 2016

The 2016 programming competition took place on Wednesday afternoon 27 January in the Informatics Teaching Laboratory. The competition was run by Dr Paulo Oliva, who has been the organiser of the event for the last 9 years, with the help of Claire Revell, Haris Krekelis and Nikos Tzevelekos.

EECS hosts Lego League tournament for London schools
25 January 2016

School kids from across London competed to solve the world’s ‘Trash’ problems as part of a First Lego League tournament hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

Magic of Computer Science Christmas lecture 2015
17 December 2015

On 2nd December 2015, the Magic of Computer Science Christmas lecture hosted by the East London Network, given by Professor Paul Curzon of Queen Mary University of London was truly magical!

Inspiring the next tech generation @ TeenTech City 2015
7 December 2015

TeenTech City 2015 was overwhelmingly successful as 520 year 8 and 9 students buzzed with excitement and intrigue at this year’s event held at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park.

Awards rush for BBC documentary co-presented by our Professor Norman Fenton
1 December 2015

The BBC documentary 'Climate change by numbers', co-presented by our very own Professor Norman Fenton has received two separate awards this month.

Antennas Professor Wins a prestigious IET international prize
25 November 2015

£300,000 research prize set to help transform satellite and mobile communications! Professor Yang Hao from Queen Mary University of London has today been announced as the winner of the £300,000 IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize. He was chosen from high-calibre candidates from across the world as a result of his outstanding contributions in the fields of microwave, antennas and electromagnetics.

Our Ping Pong Fight Club team announced!
23 November 2015

16 teams will face off for the ultimate ping pong challenge this Wed 25 Nov... and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will be there...

EECS cleans up at QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards
18 November 2015

Members of The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science won a raft of awards this month at Queen Mary's Engagement and Enterprise Awards

Government praises our support for school computing teachers
16 September 2015

Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written to QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, to thank him for the our contribution to the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computing Science supporting school teachers.

Themed Issue of Phil Trans A published online
3 August 2015

Themed issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A published, collected and edited by QUEST researchers from the Antennas Group at QMUL and colalborating institutes.

Di Mainstone and collaborators play Clifton Suspension Bridge like a giant string instrument
26 May 2015

Our Artist-in-Residence Di Mainstone has released a new online film which reveals the voice of the Clifton Suspension Bridge for the first time. Using specially created ‘bridge bows’ developed at Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio with engineers from Arup and students from the University of the West of England, Di’s team have harnessed the low frequency vibrations of the suspension rods, found a way to turn them into music and captured the event on film.

When the New Bus for London visited QMUL!
28 August 2014

QMUL hosted its third IET East London Network event on 28 August 2014. David Hampson-Ghani, the former project manager for the new Routemaster bus gave a fascinating talk about the project from the competition to design the new bus through the prototyping, including the consultation with user groups, building and testing to the introduction of the first routes. It included video footage of the grueling testing at Millbrook.

Book on Body-Area and Wireless Sensors for Healthcare by Antennas Researchers ... Featured!
1 August 2014

A book, "Co-operative and Energy Efficient Body Area and Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications, 1st Edition", has been published by Elsevier. The book is featured on the EDN Europe website and the article author stated ... "deal specifically with emerging opportunities and challenges in the healthcare sector, with novel applications enabled by low-power electronics and “Internet of Things” developments." It is based on research conducted in the Antennas Group and co-authored by current and past members of the group.

Hackathon winner: Sound design tool for visually impaired users
10 July 2014

This years' NIME conference, which took place at Goldsmiths University, featured a one day hackathon centered around assistive interfaces narrowing down disabling barriers to musical and creative expression. The challenge was the following: "Design a musical device that can be easily configured/modified to make music making accessible to all, including musicians with a disability". A hack by Fiore Martin (based on the CCmI diagram editor) won the prize related to this challenge!

Antennas member selected for UK URSI Panel
19 June 2014

Dr Akram Alomainy will join the UK URSI Panel in September 2014 - See more at:

Antennas PhD Student Wins Award at ‘Engineering Yes 2014’
19 June 2014

Miss Miss Nishtha Chopra, a PhD student in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering was one of the participants of 'Engineering Yes 2014' at which she received an award.

BAE collaboration with QUEST
19 June 2014

Combination of spatial transformations and composite materials generates interest - See more at:

Nela Brown, EECS PhD Student, featured as part of the BCS Women in IT Campaign
8 May 2014

EECS’ Phd Student, Nela Brown is supporting a new campaign to inspire women and young girls to consider a career in IT. Nela, who began her career as a sound artist has written a blog post offering advice to young women which will feature in the month long campaign being run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Reaching out to future engineers
14 April 2014

Year 8 students combined their design and technical skills at an EECS IET outreach day at Queen Mary.

EECS’ PhD Student stand-up robot photo wins national competition
31 March 2014

Topby Harris, a PhD student form EECS won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.

EECS Programming Competition 2014: winners announced!
19 February 2014

This year’s programming competition took place on Wednesday 12 February in the ITL from 1pm to 5pm. The competition was run by Dr Paulo Oliva, who has been the organiser of the event for the last 7 years, with the help of Jules Hedges and Dmitrijs Milajevs.

New programme to support computing teaching launched
3 February 2014

A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.

IET Electronics Letters Founded by Prof. Clarricoats of EECS celebrates its 50th Anniversary
9 January 2014

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of its leading publications, Electronics Letters. Please check the following link for further information ( Prof. Peter Clarricoats of the Antennas Group at QMUL is the founding editor of the publication and has served as an editor for the journal for over 40 years. Please check the following link (, where Prof Clarricoats and Sir Eric Ash talk about how the journal started and also the role it had in changing the field of electronic engineering.

Book chapter on UWB Diversity in Healthcare
3 November 2013

Our book chapter on "Antenna Diversity Techniques for Enhanced Ultra-Wideband Body-Centric Wireless Networks in Healthcare" by Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy and Yang Hao from Antennas at QMUL to appear in 'Ultra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications' to be published by Springer in early 2014

Antennas Group Research on Polarisation Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radio on
16 September 2013

Dr Akram Alomainy of the Antennas Group is interviewed by Faculti Media on our latest research regarding reconfigurable antennas for Cognitive Radio applications.

QMUL in Motion - Antennas Group collaboration with The William Harvey Institue at QMUL
5 September 2013

The Antennas group (Dr Akram Alomainy) co-organised an exciting event on Motion research, education and industrial applications at QMUL. Attendance was great and the day was very interactive and resulted in many collaborations and potentially a new degree programme in the making.

QMUL Antennas & EM in Digital Shoreditch 2013 Festival
31 July 2013

The Antennas Group at QMUL had strong presence in Digital Shoreditch 2013 in the summer with special mentions and talks; Dr Akram Alomainy presented at Digital Shoreditch 2013 'Start me up' about turning science fiction to reality including invisibility and Antennas excellent high quality measurement lab had a mention at Digital Shoreditch 2013 as great places for supporting and starting up creative industries.

Antennas & EM for Telerobotics Research
25 July 2013

Dr Akram Alomainy from the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group has teamed up with the Shadow Robot Company to secure funding from the Technology Strategy Board, working on using radio systems and signals for Technologies to Control Advance Telerobotics.

Are you more impulsive than a fish?
24 July 2013

Fishy interactive installation that allows users to measure their own degree of impulsivity.

The Universal Heartbeat: EECS Art Project
17 July 2013

Stop-motion animation of a heartbeat in an installation created by Fabrizio Smeraldi of the Risk and Information Group and visual artist Beata Maria Rzepecka

Participate in QHealth competition with a chance to win £1000
5 June 2013

Students at Queen Mary, University of London have the chance to solve problems in healthcare and win £1,000 by using their creative ideas and entrepreneurial skills in a new technology competition!

Iron Maiden Rockstar plays the EECS Arduinator
18 January 2013

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of legendary heavy metal group Iron Maiden, became the first rock star to play the EECS Arduinator

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