Digital Communications

Institute for Digital Communications (IDCoM) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Bring your ideas to life at the Engineering Makerspace on the King’s Buildings campus.

The Engineering Makerspace is a dedicated workspace where students can design, build and test their own engineering models and inventions. Co-run by the School of Engineering and Edinburgh Innovations, it is home to a community of student inventors, from first years to PhD students.

Lower floor of the Engineering Makerspace with 3 students standing in front of working desk space

Machine Learning to Enable Cost-Effective Detectors at Borders  

Nations need to protect their citizens from the threat of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear security deters and detects the smuggling of unique nuclear materials -- highly enriched uranium, weapons-grade plutonium or materials that produce a lot of radiation -- across national borders.  

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There are many exciting potential applications for AI in the stretched healthcare industry, particularly in disease detection and prediction through the analysis of medical records and imaging exams. AI is already prominent in this area but currently relies on high input levels from medical experts to organise data and guide algorithms to identify anomalies.

Our research will enable the development of advanced theory and computational methods to extract information and knowledge from healthcare records and imaging exams without the need for 'human' curation and supervision. The research promises to reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of care by assisting or automating current workflows.

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