CDE Events and News June 2020

Becca Knight, 8 Jun 2020

CDE Events and News June 2020

Soumya Exergaming research


Triple Viva Success


We are thrilled that 3 more CDE researchers have passed their Vivas recently.

Tom Matko successfully defended his thesis 'Flow Visualisation of Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling'.  Mark's research was carried out in partnership with Wessex Water.  Congratulations to Tom and his supervisory team Prof Jian Chang at Bournemouth University and John Leonard at Wessex water.

Asha Ward also passed her Viva defending her thesis 'Music Technology for Users with Complex Needs'.  Asha worked with her partner Three Ways School in Bath and her supervisors Luke Woodbury at Dotlib and Dr Tom Davis at Bournemouth University.  Well done Asha and her supervisors.  Asha is heading off to a new job as a skills and activities coordinator at her local community centre and looking forward to furthering her skills in areas such as funding  bids.

At University of Bath Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fire Fellow Soumya Barathi successfully defended her thesis on 'Interactive Feedforward in High Intensity VR Exergaming'.  Congratulations to Soumya and her supervisors at University of Bath, Prof Eamonn O'Neill, Dr Michael Proulx and Dr Christof Lutteroth.

We are so proud of you all and look forward to seeing all those cap and gown photos soon!



Research Engineer and Alumni News


 ​CDE Alumni Dan Finnegan and Daniela De Angeli have collaborated with Lee Scott on a paper accepted at the 19th Interaction Design and Children Conference.  IDC 2020 is taking place virtually from 17th to 24th June 2020.  Daniela will be attending to present the paper 'Sacred Springs: Teaching Children Local History via a Game Jam'.   Huge congratulations to you all.  You can access the paper here.

Naval Bhandari has recently been received a promotion.  Naval is now a Senior Software Engineer at Neuro AI.  Congratulations on this well deserved success Naval.



UKRI: UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme


UKRI and Mitacs are offering 200 Doctoral students the chance to take part in an exchange scheme with students in Canada.  The scheme is offering 12 week long research placements at Canadian Universities, while Canadian students visit UK universities.  A 2nd call for applications closes on 12th June.  More information on the scheme, application process and the considerations around COVID 19 can be found here.




ICIDS Call for Papers

The 13th International Conference on Interface Digital Storytelling is being hosted at Bournemouth University from 3rd to 6th November 2020.  ICIDS has put out a call for papers with a deadline of 12th June 2020.

More information on the tracks, relevant dates and how to register can be found here.




Research participants needed


Sameh Hussain is collecting line drawings to help drive his EngD project.  The aim is to teach a neural network how to paint line drawings.  He has set up a web page which shows you a random picture and lets you draw over it.

He would really appreciate it if you could submit some drawings.  If you have any questions just email him [email protected]

You can find the drawings here:




Student Led Event


In May CDE Research Engineers ran their first ever online research event.  The event which was due to take place in Bristol in April was redesigned to go ahead via Teams.  Research Engineers came together to talk about the opportunities offered by international research visits, ​challenges raised by the COVID 19 outbreak and the future of the CDE.  It was great to welcome back alumni Milto Miltiadou and Mark Moseley to talk about their experiences.  Thanks to Sydney Day, Kari Noriy and Thomas Williams for putting this event together.



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