ICT Early Career Researcher Workshop, Glasgow 2014

February 2014

EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme held this workshop as part of its on-going commitment to support the development of early career researchers.

The two-day workshop provided a forum for early career researchers from across the ICT research landscape to engage with academic mentors, guest speakers and EPSRC staff. Workshop sessions provided advice on funding opportunities and career development, networking activities and discussions on the impact of ICT research, responsible innovation and the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
Prior to the workshop, participants were invited to provide a short title and longer description answering the question:

"Which research topic in ICT is currently of greatest interest to you?"

Participants were then invited to sort the resulting topics into coherent groups. These groups are shown below, with the colours used to refer to them at the meeting. To see the longer descriptions for any coloured area, or the researchers who were interested in the topics within, simply click on it.

Grouped Research Topics

Please click on an area to see more details below.

Well Sorted Red Blue Green Orange Purple Yellow

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Red Group: 'New-Waves'

Group MembersDescription
Photonic Integrated CircuitsPhotonic Integrated Circuits, developed in III-V, Si and polymer platforms, allow for reconfigurable circuit designs. With maturing technologies, applications in all-optical signal processing, quantum optics and microwave photonics can be envisaged.
Smarter photonic systemsI am interested in laser & subsystems specifically those with integrated smart software based control to enhance their versatility. And novel laser design to address a wide range of requirements facilitated by fast electrical control of the laser output.
Photonics and lasers at the bioscience interfaceOPTICAL DEVICES AND SUBSYSTEMS: My research interest lies at the interface of Photonics, Nanotechnology and the Life Sciences in order to develop novel device architectures for applications in bio-sensing and scientific instrumentation.
Photonics for future systemsHighly interested in high speed optical clocking for data centres and ultrafast photonics for biomedical applications
Optical CommunicationMy research focuses on free-space optical (optical wireless) communication but I am also interested in fiber-optic or quantum communication.
Non-CMOS device technologyFlexible and Printable Electronics; new device or circuit concepts and architectures on flexible substrates; More than Moore
Non CMOS device technology (and Displays)Design and optimisation of emerging technological applications using multi-scale materials modelling + Phase-change materials for computing, memory, and data storage + Quantum dot based organic light-emitting diodes for display and lighting + Other?
Nano-scale EM Devices and NetworksIt is generally accepted that molecular communication is the most promising method to transfer information between nano-devices when it comes to bio-applications. But is there any possibility to adopt the electromagnetic (EM) communication paradigm?

Breakout Group:

Coloured names have a link to the attendee's webpage

Keith Wilcox
Manuel Aldegunde
Leila Musavian
Ravinder Dahiya
Majid Safari
Michael Strain
Klaus Metzger
Krisztian Kohary

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