CDE October events and News

03rd October 2019

CDE October events and News

Welcoming the 2019 cohort

Last week we welcomed our new 2019 cohort of Research Engineers (REs) to both Bournemouth University and University of Bath.

We ended the week with a welcome event at the University of Bath getting together the new cohort, our current REs and CDE staff. The day included a showcase of research from our current EngD students, and a Q and A and the weather even stayed dry for a fabulous BBQ at The Bird!


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CDE at BFX 2019

BFX Festival, the UK’s largest visual effects, computer games and animation festival takes place this week in Bournemouth from 1-4 October 2019. CDE are excited to be holding a showcase of our current research projects on Friday 4th October, with posters, interactive demos and a chance to chat with lots of our current EngD students. We will be located next to the recruitment stands so do come along and see us if you are able to get there. More information and tickets can be found here.


CDE staff and students in a Dragon boat

Team CDE at the Bath Dragon Boat Race

On 8th September The Centre for Digital Entertainment students, academics and staff members took part in the 2019 Bath Dragon Boat Race to support Bath based charity, Designability! Designability is one of CDE’s industrial partners, hosting two of our research engineers, Zack Lyons and Thomas Williams and working together to change lives. Designability design and create products for children and adults living with a disability or long-term illness. You can read all about the day here.


CDE RE Ifigeneia wearing a VR headset

Can VR reseal a hidden skill? – Video now available to view

Earlier this year Ifigeneia Mavridou, a CDE RE and her partner company emteq had the fantastic opportunity to take their research project to the London Science Museum, in collaboration with Bournemouth University. Visitors to the Science Museum had the opportunity to contribute to a new field of research that may revolutionise the treatment of mental health conditions.

Check out our new video to hear all about Ifigeneia’s experience at the London Science Museum and more information about her research.


CDE Alumni Anamaria Ciucanu

CDE Alumni Anamaria Ciucanu joins Manchester Metropolitan University

We are thrilled to hear that CDE alumni Dr Anamaria Ciucanu who graduated from the University of Bath earlier this year has taken up a new post as a Lecturer in Computer Animation and VFX at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Anamaria will also be working on research linked to finding the essence of character behaviour through procedural animation. Congratulations Anamaria, everyone at CDE wishes you the best of luck in your new career.


Thomas Williams – Research at ITAI 2019

CDE Research Engineer Thomas Williams at ITAI 2019

In September CDE Research Engineer Thomas Williams had a poster accepted at the Immersive Technologies in Academia and Industry workshop at Cardiff. Thomas’ poster presented his EngD research on ‘Augmented Reality for Dementia’ with Dr Elies Dekoninck, Dr Christoff Lutteroth and Dr Simon Jones at the University of Bath and his host company Designability. You can read a write-up of Thomas’ experience of ITAI on his blog.


We are interested in hearing more about any company events connected to projects you have had some involvement with. If you know of any events or activities coming up, that the CDE team should be aware of please email [email protected]. We are hoping to build on our success stories so please keep us informed.

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