School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

The Cognitive Science Research Group News

EECS academics hold E-textiles and ‘Machine folk’ music workshops in Manila
Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.  
Cognitive Science Research Group Industrial Collaboration help ease Anxiety and Depression
The Cognitive Science research group have signed a license agreement with a company called IESO Digital Health Ltd. IESO Digital Health provides evidence-based mental health therapy online.
QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017
Dr Marcus Pearce and Samantha Duffy won the Inspire Award in the Public Engagement Category at the QMUL's Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 for their Steve Reich’s Clapping Music project
EECS in the Media: Prof Geraint Wiggins featured in The Times and The Verge
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
Lrn2Cre8 Project held its successful sold out Concert at the Vortex Jazz Club
The Lrn2Cre8 Project held its successful sold out Concert at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston yesterday evening.
Art and science collide in new EECS exhibition
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).
Dr Rebecca Stewart to deliver ‘The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation’
Dr Rebecca Stewart will be delivering The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation at the British Science Festival in Swansea this September.
EECS in the Media:Dr. Gareth Tyson, Dr. Hamed Haddadi featured in MIT Tech Review

Research by Dr. Gareth Tyson, Dr. Hamed Haddadi and collaborators has been widely covered in the media, including by MIT Tech Review, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Business Insider, Elle, Repubblica and New York Magazine. The articles are based on a paper recently published at IEEE/ACM ASONAM on user activity in Tinder (July).

MIT Tech Review reports 'How Tinder “Feedback Loop” Forces Men and Women into Extreme Strategies'. The first study of swiping strategies on Tinder shows just how different male and female mating behavior can be.

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

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

Can computers do magic?
Magicians could join composers and artists in finding new ideas for their performances by using computers to create new magic effects, according to computer scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Personal data revolution takes first step

A new way of managing personal information set to maximise people’s chances of privacy is being developed by computer scientists, led by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

EECS study finds people’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary
A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us".
EECS professor takes up international chair role at Sorbonne, Paris
Professor Pat Healey has been selected for the visiting professor role - international chair for ‘empirical foundations of linguistics’ - which will see him deliver a series of lectures based on the theme of miscommunication.
Wearable technology suits you!
QMUL School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science students made a splash at the Wearable Technology Show 2015 this week.
Hackathon winner: Sound design tool for visually impaired users
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!
Nela Brown, EECS PhD Student, featured as part of the BCS Women in IT Campaign
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.
EECS’ PhD Student stand-up robot photo wins national competition
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.
Using robots to reach out to isolated people
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.
Expert Blog: Who is watching the watchers?
We are being watched. Our movements and activity tracked. Our data is being traded behind the scenes, changing hands many times without our knowledge.
Interactional Sound and Music (C4DM) at “Design Can Change!” Exhibition, Shenzhen
Nick Bryan-Kinns and two of his PhD students, Ben Bengler and Dave Meckin, have been invited to exhibit their work on interactive sound at the “Design Can Change!” exhibition in Shenzhen, China.
Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment: supporting cutting-edge research and teaching
Nick Bryan-Kinns, Senior Lecturer in EECS, has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment to work with Togeva to develop lightweight methods and tools to evaluate mobile and social user interfaces.
Queen Mary Student Teaching Awards won by EECS Staff
Congratulations to Richard Kelly who won the QMSU Support Staff Member of the Year Award and Andrew McPherson who won the Postgraduate Teaching Award