ICT Early Career Researcher Workshop, Oxford 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

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Yellow Group

Group MembersDescription
Microelectronics DesignMy research interests include neural engineering and neural prostheses. The overlying goal of my research is to learn from biology to create more efficient electronic systems and develop technologies for medicine and healthcare.
Emerging non-CMOS devicesCMOS technology is approaching the nanoscale floor, imposing significant challenges on the performance, reliability, and manufacturability of electronic systems. It is imperative thus to substantiate "beyond-CMOS technologies".
CMOS-based diagnostic biomedical microdevicesThe design of CMOS analogue and mixed-signal microelectronic systems-on-chips and CMOS-compatible sensors, to be combined with microfluidic platforms for low-power, easy-to-use portable and miniaturized biomedical devices for point-of-care diagnostics.
Optoelectronic Devices and CircuitsResearch into the molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) growth of narrow bang-gap semiconductors and nanostructures, and the investigation of the underlying physics which determine the efficiency limiting processes in infrared light sources.
Photonic integrated circuitsDeveloping novel photonic materials and optoelectronic devices for manipulating and moulding the flow of light. This also involves developing new nanoscale fabrication techniques and combining multiple device elements into a single integrated circuit.
Quantum TechnologiesThe transformation of quantum information science into quantum technologies, and eventually a new industry, is very topical given recent funding announcements. I want to know how universities and industry can optimise the chances of success in this area.

Suggested Name:

Beyond CMOS

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