Flying the Digital Flag for Ulster
The G8 Summit in Co Fermanagh in June this year will present an unrivalled opportunity to showcase Northern Ireland's unique position as an International Digital Hub to potential investors, according to University of Ulster Telecommunications Engineering expert, Professor Gerard Parr.
Ulster Academic Appointed To Top Government Advisory Committee on Research and Training
University of Ulster academic, Professor Gerard Parr has been invited onto a prestigious UK Government Committee which identifies priorities for research and early career science training funding.
Ulster Re-appoints Leading BT Scientist as Visiting Professor
A highly acclaimed and internationally renowned industrial research scientist has been re-appointed as a Visiting Professor to the Information and Communications Engineering Research (ICE) Group at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.
Ulster Professor Develops Cloud Computing Links with Middle East
The provision of and demand for Cloud Computing services is opening up exciting new business opportunities around the world, a University of Ulster academic has claimed.
Information Technology in the Clouds
A University of Ulster academic involved in a multimillion pound telecommunications research project says it will herald a new era of faster, better and cheaper communications with the potential for enormous benefits for all users.
Science Shop success for Kathy
Coleraine graduate Kathy Hargy had an extra reason to celebrate at the recent graduation ceremonies. As well as obtaining a 2:1 in Media Studies with Computing, she was also awarded a certificate in recognition of a successful Science Shop project with the Upperlands Community Development Association.
Ulster Professor to Advise US Government on ICT Research
A University of Ulster Telecommunications Professor is to advise the US government on how to develop collaborative research links in science and engineering projects with India.
Gerard Parr, Chair of Telecommunications in the School of Computing and Information Engineering, has been invited to speak at a high-powered conference following his success in leading a British-India research partnership.
Loreto students get hands-on with Mobile App Development
On Tuesday 22nd May 2012, a group of students from Loreto College, Coleraine visited the School of Computing and Information Engineering at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. This was the final event in a successful Android App Camp mobile phone development workshop, that was held in conjunction with the University as part of the Tutoring in Schools programme.
Ulster's Outreach Project Helps Students Think 'Outside the Box'
An innovative outreach project by the University of Ulster to promote STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) to secondary schools has helped pupils from Cookstown High School think â€˜outside the boxâ€™ to come up with a novel solution to recycling.
Ulster Academic to Lead £10 Million India-UK ICT Research Collaboration
A University of Ulster academic is spearheading the latest phase of a multi-million pound joint UK and Indian research project to boost India's Internet capabilities.
Happy App Campers at University of Ulster
An innovative outreach project by the University of Ulster to promote STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) could see enterprising secondary school pupils develop their own app - computing application - for mobile phones or tablet PCs.
Major Accolade for Ulster Professor
Professor Gerard Parr, Chair of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Ulster, School of Computing and Information Engineering in Coleraine, has been re-appointed to the Strategic Advisory Team of the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).
Be Careful What You Wish For This Christmas
With mobiles phones topping a lot of Christmas wish lists this year, Telecommunications Engineering expert, Professor Gerard Parr and his colleagues at the University of Ulster have some timely advice for Santa -make sure you ask the right questions at the phone shop and beware of signal - blackspots'.
Colerine Students at DevXS
First year students Jonathon Dingley, Kevin Hargan and Perry Johnson are set to take part in DevXS - a national student developer marathon hosted by the University of Lincoln. Up to 200 students from across the UK and beyond will compete against each
other and the clock to create new web applications in a unique student
Citi-Group Mobile Game Development Prize Awarded
The school of Computing and Information Engineering at Coleraine has been fortunate over many years to receive sponsored prizes from local industry. Last academic year Citi-Group generously donated a 2nd year student prize for the best game designed and developed to run on a smartphone. Three groups of students from Dr Darryl Charles 2nd year game development class were shortlisted for the prize and their Windows Phone 7 games were scrutinized by a technical team from within Citi-Group
Civic Recognition for Kyle
Second Year computing student Kyle Davidson has been given a special award from
Newtownards Borough Council to mark his achievement in having an iPhone app launched
on Apple's iconic Appstore.
Ulster Experts Probe NI's Broadband/Mobile Phone Service Quality
Low speed broadband, poor strength mobile phone signal, dropped calls, international roaming charges? If you've been affected by any or all of the
above, then the University of Ulster wants to hear from you.
Ulster Student Creates Innovative Autism App
Ulster Student Creates Innovative Autism App
A University of Ulster student has created an innovative application to help parents and carers of children with autism. The easy to use ‘app’ MakeSense, which has been specifically designed to give autistic children greater independence, will be available to download later this summer from the official Apple App store.
University of Ulster student's 'No Brainer' App for Apple
University of Ulster student Shannon Holgate from Castledawson was one of eight lucky undergraduates to secure a coveted place on Apple's inaugural â€˜App Campâ€™ in Northern Ireland. The students were selected by leading IT company Kainos from an original entry of over 100 take part in the â€˜App campâ€™ and get an opportunity learn everything they needed to know to design, develop and launch their own applications (apps) for Appleâ€™s iconic iPhone and iPad.
Niche Degree Wins Support from Flagship Firm
A University of Ulster degree tailored to specialist needs in financial services has been given a stamp of approval by First Derivatives plc, a leading Northern Ireland software and consultancy provider to global financial institutions.
Coleraine's Global Game jam
UU Coleraine has become the first team from Northern Ireland to be accepted into the Global Game Jam, a world-wide games development session with participants from over 25 countries.
University of Ulster Research to Meet Needs of Digital Age
University of Ulster academics are responding to the growing global demand for affordable and efficient broadband by researching new technologies to meet the needs of the emerging digital economy in the UK and India.
First Class Success for Dungannon Student
Graduation day is a milestone for any student and the family of University of Ulster student, Keith Johnston, have plenty to celebrate this week. Keith, who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair to get about, was awarded a first class honours degree in Computing at the University’s summer graduation ceremonies at the Coleraine campus.
Computer Games Help Learning Process
Adopting techniques used in computer games could improve student engagement in education, according to research conducted by Therese Charles who receives her PhD in Computing this week.
Coleraine Students "Most Technologically Innovative"
A Coleraine student team has scooped the 'Most Technologically Innovative Idea Award' at Ireland's prestigious 'College Entrepreneur of the Year 2010' awards. The 'Ecotent' project was awarded the prize of €7,500 plus €20,000 worth of consultancy at the Enterprise Ireland Student Enterprise Awards.
Ulster Success In Technology Competition
A team of first year University of Ulster students, who developed software to help autistic children with their communication skills, impressed the judges in the national final of a worldwide technology competition.
Double Success for Ulster Technology Teams
Two teams from the University of Ulster will compete in the national final of a worldwide technology competition in Dublin today.
Imagine That! Double Success for Coleraine Teams
Two teams from the School of Computing and Information Engineering
have been successful in getting through to the Ireland final of the Imagine Cup 2010.
Ulster Represented At Major Technology Exhibition
A University of Ulster telecommunications expert will take part in a major UK technology exhibition next week.
Ulster Welcomes Prestigious Leverhulme Fellow
A world class scientist is exploring a new nano-material at the University of Ulster that has the potential to create the next generation of medical sensor devices.
Ulster Student is Driven to Success
Computing student Alistair Hagist from Ballymena has certainly made the most of his summer holidays during his time at University.
Ulster Research To Develop Hi-Tech Clothing For Elderly
Researchers at the University of Ulster are embarking on a ground-breaking research project to develop hi-tech clothing, which could improve older people’s quality of life.
Serious Games Success
Members of the VR-Therapy group at Coleraine secured the "Best Paper" award at the IEEE Conference in Serious Games and Virtual Worlds held at the Serious Games Institute, University of Coventry.
Living With Robots
As part of Engineered! A Week of Wonder
a week-long programme of events celebrating engineering in Ireland,
the Faculty of Computing and Engineering
at the University of Ulster are offering a lunchtime seminar by Professor
Noel Sharkey in the Octagon,
Coleraine Campus on Tuesday 10th February 2009 at 12:00 p.m.
Coleraine Top Graduate Goes Back To School!
Debbie Rankin, winner of the British Computer Society Gold Medal in Coleraine's 2008 Graduation Class, returned to Loreto College Coleraine to speak to a Year 13 audience about the benefits a university career can bring.
Ulster Expert Spearheads Major UK-India Digital Project
Professor Gerard Parr, an internationally renowned ICT expert at the University of Ulster, is to co-lead a high-profile team of UK and Indian scientists and industrial engineers in a £9.2 million research drive to ensure both nations reap the full benefits of the digital economy.
Ulster Professorial Appointment for BT Scientist
Highly acclaimed industrial research scientist Nader Azarmi has been appointed as a Visiting Professor to the Computer Science Research Institute and the School of Computing and Information Engineering.
From Crime Prevention To Chocolate Biscuits
With diverse applications ranging from crime prevention and detection, vehicle driver assistance, laparoscopic surgery to measuring the thickness of chocolate on biscuits, technological advances in image processing and computer vision affect almost every aspect of our lives, according to Professor Brian Scotney, Director of the University's Computer Science Research Institute.
Coleraine Hosts Computer Vision Experts
The Computer Science Research Institute and the School of Computing and
Information Engineering are hosting some of the world's leading experts
in Machine Vision at the 2008 International Machine Vision and Image
Processing (IMVIP) Conference, which is taking place 3rd-5th September
at the Ramada Hotel Portrush.
EU Funding Boost for Computer and Engineering Students
The University of Ulster has announced details of an EU funded project (FORTIFY) aimed at encouraging students to consider a career in computing and engineering.
Ulster Team In £2.2m ‘Intelligent’ Rescue Robots Research
Scientists at the University of Ulster are to begin working on a multi-million pound project to develop unmanned 'intelligent' aerial robots which could revolutionise the way in which search and rescue operations or the response to natural or man-made disasters are carried out.
University of Ulster and BT Form Scholarship Partnership
The University of Ulster and leading networked IT services provider BT have formed a partnership offering a unique £15,000 scholarship opportunity for a sponsored MSc in Telecommunications and Internet Systems in the academic year 2008/2009.
Coleraine Success in International Game Development Competition
Two teams of computing students from Coleraine have been ranked among the top 20 in the world in a games development competition, beating over 600 other entries.
Ulster Spearheads UK-India Virtual Graduate Research School
The University of Ulster is spearheading the creation of the first India-UK Virtual Graduate Research School.
Coleraine at the Hub of UK-India Networking Initiative
The School of Computing and Information Engineering, in partnership with both the UK and Indian
governments, is leading a major consortium-based initiative
which will focus on the research, innovation and wealth
creation opportunities offered by Next Generation
Robots Today: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A world-leading robotics expert will warn about the dangers of using robots in the near-future world at an international conference hosted by the University of Ulster next week.
Coleraine Space Invaders In The News
Coleraine Computing students Barry Herbert, Michael McCrystal, and Graham Taylor travelled to Tiperray
Institute with lecturer Darryl Charles to compete in the XNA Ireland Space Invaders
competition. The event was the centrepiece of the Microsoft sponsored XNA Ireland Challenge 2008,
for which 2nd and 3rd level students designed their own version of the classic game for Xbox 360 consoles.
Searching for Better Models of Healthcare
Clinicians, social care experts, healthcare managers, mathematicians and computer scientists from around the world gathered in Northern Ireland this week to discuss ways of making healthcare more efficient and more cost effective.
Computing Innovation at the University of Ulster Recognised by Industry
Students from the University of Ulster will benefit from the internationally renowned Microsoft Scholarship Programme. In recognition of course innovation and high quality
student performance, computing students at Coleraine will now be supported in their learning by a fund of 5000 Euros per year.
Microsoft Imagine Cup Success Continues for Students
Following their success in Ireland's first Imagine Cup in 2007, two students: David Gibson
and James Shiels, from the School of Computing and Information Engineering, Coleraine,
have confirmed placement jobs within Microsoft, Dublin in 2008-09.
Successful FUSION application for Computing at Coleraine and Brandt Translations
The School of Computing and Information Engineering at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, in partnership with a Dundalk based firm, Brandt Translations, have just completed the first quarter of 2-year FUSION project.
Finding The Right Model of Healthcare for Stroke Patients
The University of Ulster has been awarded research funding of £266,431 from HPSSNI R&D Office to develop statistical models that could help provide cheaper and better care for stroke patients in hospital and at home.
Ulster Creates First India-UK Graduate Research School in partnership with BT
As part of its role in a major consortium the University of Ulster has attracted £148K of funding from the highly competitive and prestigious UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) to establish the first-ever India-UK Postgraduate Research School between both countries.
Minister Empey Tours Jordanstown Research Facilities
Research scientist Marie-Louise Cairns gave Department for Employment and Learning Minister Sir Reg Empey a close-up look at a radio-frequency magnetron sputter system during a tour of research facilities at the Jordanstown campus.
Funding Boost for UK-India Consortium
Ulster scientists are taking part in a major UK-India research initiative which, ultimately, could lead to the development of technology for remote management of utilities, water quality detection and flood monitoring.
Global Achievement for UU Engineering Postgrad
UU postgraduate student Martin McMullan is feeling on top of the world after being named as one of the world's top three in a global lecture contest.
Microsoft Success For UU Computing Students
A team of University of Ulster computing students have won second place in the Ireland Final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2007.
UU Teams Up With SAP
The University of Ulster has teamed up with world class business software provider SAP to deliver a new series of PhD programmes in computer science.
Computer Games Are Not Just For Fun
School pupils from throughout Northern Ireland have been hearing how to turn computer games into big bucks from one of the industry’s leading figures.
UU Leads Way in European Dementia Research Project
The University of Ulster is at the cutting edge of European research to help people with mild dementia 'navigate their day'.
UU's Parr Delivers India Telecoms Keynote
University of Ulster telecommunications expert Professor Gerard Parr will be flying the flag for Northern Ireland in India this week.
The Future Of Computer Gaming
Students from schools and colleges across Northern Ireland found out what the future of computing gaming holds in store at a recent lecture hosted at the Coleraine campus.
Trinity Honour For UU Telecomms Expert
The Council of Trinity College Dublin has approved the appointment of Professor Gerard Parr from the University of Ulster at Coleraine to the position of Visiting Professor at the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR), headquartered within Lloyd Institute on the Dublin campus.
Interns Strengthen UU Links With Cisco Systems
Five University of Ulster students have been selected to fill coveted internship positions with Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley.
Executive Success for UU Graduate Pamela
One of the University of Ulster’s top computer graduates last year has gone on to establish a successful executive recruitment consultancy company in Dublin.
Universities Must Meet Digital Challenge - UU Professor
The University of Ulster is well placed to play its part in satisfying the rapidly growing international research demands of the digital revolution, according to Professor Gerard Parr, head of a UK-India government drive to put ICT collaboration on a vibrant new footing.
Adam is King of the Game Boys
College student Adam Stringer is the North West’s “King Gamer”.
UU links up with Cisco Systems, The World’s Largest Internet Company
The Internet Technologies Research Group at the University of Ulster, Coleraine in Northern Ireland has established an exciting collaborative relationship with Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, California, that will place several internship positions at their internationally renowned Research Laboratories in the USA.
Shaping The Future of Computer Games
Computer gaming enthusiasts will be able to compete against each other on wireless hand-held consoles from any location in the world in the future, students at the University of Ulster have heard.
Expert Reveals Future of Robotics
Professor Noel Sharkey, star of BBC cult-series Robot Wars, will be one of the guest speakers at a University of Ulster conference on Artificial Intelligence today.
Top Telecommunications Professor Visits UU
One of the world’s leading experts in Telecommunications Engineering has been visiting the University’s Coleraine campus in a bid to develop partnerships between UU and other top research centres.
BT Prize for Advanced MSc Course at UU
BT Northern Ireland in conjunction with the University of Ulster has established an annual prize for the best overall student performance on the Advanced MSc in Telecommunications and Internet Systems course at the University's Coleraine campus.
UU Links with Ericsson to Create Next Generation Telecoms Networks
A University of Ulster academic has been recruited by one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies to help it develop new network management systems to power the next generation sophisticated mobile phone applications.
UU Scientist Networks India
University of Ulster scientist Professor Gerard Parr has been selected to take part in a major conference in New Delhi next month aimed at boosting technology business between the UK and India, which is the world’s second fasting growing economy.
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