Computational Modelling Group

Results of the Iridis Student Project contest 2014

This year once again, the Computational Modelling Group (CMG) and iSolutions conducted the Iridis Student Project Contest aimed at PhD students whose work involves use of Iridis Supercomputer at the University of Southampton.

This year we received the largest ever number of submissions: 20 entries! The submissions covered five faculties at the University and were looked at by a panel of academics and computing experts. The panel short-listed three projects to advance to the final round of the competition. Finalists were invited to give a short presentation on their research on the 4th Annual Meeting of Computational Modeling Group.

The candidates in this very competitive stage were: Alicia Costalago Meruelo from the Doctoral Training Centre for Complex Systems Simulation who presented presented her research on a study of movement control in locusts to help the design of prostheses, Georgios Ragkousis from Biomedical Engineering who presented his research on delivery systems for artery stents and Robin Wilson from Geography and Environment who spoke on his research to improve monitoring of air-pollution using remote sensing from satellites.

All candidates demonstrated exceptional personal and academic promise and it was a very challenging decision for a Panel. We were grateful that Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Judith Petts was able to attend the CMG meeting, where she underlined the important contribution the CMG group has in the University research program, and announced the winner of the project competition - Robin Wilson.

A big thank you to all who submitted an entry and congratulations to the winner and to all the short listed entrants.

We also thank members of the Panel for their time and dedication.

The "Iridis Student Project contest" is an annual event, so watch CMG site for the next announcement!

Alicia Costalago Meruelo Georgios Ragkousis Robert Wilson Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Judith Petts Announcement of the winner