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  • The School's Dr Javier Escudero is part of a team of researchers behind an innovative dementia diagnosis method based on machine learning. The method was proposed in a research article which has since been recognised as the top paper published in 2018 by BJGP Open, a journal edited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

    Illustration of a person's brain with overlay of artificially intelligence related illustrations
  • Edinburgh engineers will play important roles in two of the recently announced £20m Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Hubs, which will work to address intractable challenges in sustainable development. The interdisciplinary hubs will work across 85 countries with governments, international agencies, partners and NGOs around the globe, to develop creative and sustainable solutions that help make the world safer, healthier and more prosperous.

    Outside on a clear sunny day, four of twenty steel clad homes are engulfed in flames with a 30m high smoke plume being created
  • The School of Engineering is to lead or contribute to five EPSRC-funded training centres designed to equip doctoral students with the skills needed to tackle key engineering challenges of the future.

    The School hosts the EPSRC-funded Industrial CDT in Offshore Renewable Energy
  • The School’s Technical Services Manager Fiona Alderson has been recognised in the New Year Honours List with the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to education and engineering.

    New Year fireworks
  • Several innovative student projects within the School have been awarded Student Experience Grants in the latest round of funding announcements, which will accelerate exciting initiatives across soft robotics, transport apps, self-driving cars and public outreach over the coming year. The grants are funded by alumni donations, and are designed to enhance student development across a wide range of academic and extracurricular areas.

    Student Experience Grants

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