Posts in SIRC Category

2017 Professorial and Readership promotions announced

Professor Helen Marshall Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce our new Professors and Readers for 2017. All have proved their sustained and recognised leadership and I warmly congratulate each one of them for achieving these well-deserved promotions. I am particularly pleased to see eight of the candidates are women, which ties in with our […]


Engineering industry event – JMEE: Enhancing the Participation of Industry in Research Projects in Telecommunications and Energy Sectors

Earlier in April Professor Haifa Takruri MBE, Director of the JMEE (Joint MsC Electrical Engineering) programme, organised a special industry event which presented the project’s progress to date. The workshop entitled ‘JMEE: Enhancing the Participation of Industry in Research Projects in Telecommunications and Energy Sectors’ covered the processes involved in developing the JMEE programme, as well […]


Prof Haifa Takruri-Rizk recognised as inspiration for female engineers

Professor Haifa Takruri-Rizk from the School of Computer Science and Engineering has been recognised once again for her work to attract more females into engineering. Prof Takruri-Rizk was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award at the recent North West Engineering Excellence Awards held in Manchester. The joint award is from the Institute of Engineering & Technology (North […]


Salford Professors launch phonebox book at the National Telephone Kiosk Collection

Professor of Telecommunications Nigel Linge and Visiting Professor Andy Sutton, both from the School of Computing, Science and Engineering, last week launched their second book ‘The British Phonebox’ at Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove. The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings hosts the National Telephone Kiosk Collection and as Nigel said, “when you have written a book […]


Publishing in Scholarly Journals

As a researcher, sharing your work is essential to furthering the discussion, development and potentially even funding of your findings. The sheer quantity of guides available on “how to write” and “how to target X journal” perhaps signifying the impact of targeting the right place and the best audience for your research. Before reaching the stage of submitting in […]


Salford ICZs at Work in a Research Partnership with NEC, BT & EE

Telecommunications student Odum Rowani is conducting a leading-edge study of how weather affects mobile networks in partnership with top engineers from NEC, BT and EE. Odum, who graduated in MSc Data Telecommunications Networks, is researching for his PhD on the effects of variations in global weather conditions on the quality of data transmission for mobile networks. […]


Student named rising star in Cyber Security

A Computer Science student at the University of Salford has been named a rising star in her profession by Cyber World magazine. Milda Petraityte juggles studying part time for an MSc in Information Security management, with working at global professional services firm KPMG as a cyber security consultant. She said: “I’m flattered and slightly shocked to […]


The Impact Environment: REFlections on the Stern Review (Part 1)

By Dr Chris Hewson, Impact Coordinator Upon its release last Thursday, the Twittersphere became the locus for a series of overlapping debates on Lord Nicholas Stern’s Review of the REF (see:#SternReview) [i]. This was heartening, chiming with my previous post ‘We need to talk about research impact (again)’ on the need for ‘robust discussions’; a […]


Academic elected to prominent international committee

An academic from the School of Computing, Science and Engineering, Stefan Pletschacher, has been elected to a prominent committee overseeing the main format used by the world’s most important libraries to represent and make available their digitised holdings. Stefan, a member of the PRImA (Pattern Recognition & Image Analysis) Lab, has been elected by his […]


We need to talk about research impact (again)

Original post  University of Salford’s Impact Coordinator – Chris Hewson discusses why we need to talk about research impact: Over the last eighteen months, much has been written and said about impact, and how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can effectively, and efficiently, place themselves on a secure footing in preparation for the next Research Excellence […]