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EECS researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management
An EECS researcher has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.
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.

Timm Böttger awarded 2016 Brendan Murphy Memorial Young Researcher Prize

EECS PhD student Timm Böttger was awarded the Brendan Murphy Memorial Young Researcher Prize at the 2016 Multi-Service Networks meeting in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Multi-Service Networks (MSN) is an annual meeting of network researchers. The Brendan Murphy Prize is given for the best presentation and is in memory of Brendan Murphy, an outstanding researcher and mountaineer known to many in the communications and distributed systems research community. Timm received the prize for his talk: A Glimpse at the Internet Ecosystem through the Lens of the large video streaming platform

Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details
Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to our researchers.
EECS sweeps the board for QMUL Enterprise Activity
The awards ceremony for the second annual Prizes for Public Engagement and Enterprise was held on Thursday 15 May, to celebrate the excellent breadth of activity at Queen Mary. The prizes were presented to the winners by Professor Mike Curtis, Director of the Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) and Professor Peter McOwan, Vice-Principal for Public Engagement and Student Enterprise.
Fourfold rise in Actual Experience shares on first day of trading
An EECS spinout company, which helps companies manage their digital supply chains, saw shares jump to more than four times their float price on its first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Double success for EECS’ spinout making the Internet better for everyone
Technology company, Actual Experience, which works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.
EECS PhD research receives project funding to explore commercial impact
Ammar Lilamwala's PhD work, in the EECS Networks Research Group, has received project funding to investigate potential commercial impact
Wireless Networks Supporting Rescue Operations in the Lake District
Eliane Bodanese from the EECS Networks Group is leading "Using Wireless Networks to Support First Responders and Resilience in Upland Areas" one of two pilot projects selected for funding by IT as a Utility Network+
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
EECS spin-out wins IET Innovation Prize
Actual Experience Ltd, co-founded by Professor Jonathan Pitts from the EECS Networks Group, won the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 2012 Information Technology Award. Actual Experience quantifies the human experience of using Internet applications and services. This EECS spin-out is the first company in the world that can automatically create an IT Supply Chain view based on user experience and zoom in, pin point, and help solve IT problems that impacts on staff productivity.