Research Student Conference 2018
This event has now finished. Please see our events website for details of upcoming events at Brookes.
Who this event is for
JHB205 - JHB208, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
The conference is part of the Faculty’s Doctoral
Training Programme (DTP) and was organised by students in engineering, computing and architecture (Edward Hopkins, Mireya Munoz
Balbontin and Serkan Gunay), a former arts research student (Aya Kasai) as well
as the DTP Chair (Dr Sue Brownill) and
the Research Administrator (Allison Stevens).
The conference opened with a welcome by Paul
Inman (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of TDE) and Prof. Nigel
Crook (Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange).
Paul Inman welcomed the conference’s new
initiative of introducing a peer-reviewed, conference proceeding publication
that will be managed by research students in engineering, computing and the
built environment (Miguel Fernandes Ferreira, Mireya
Munoz Balbontin and Isabel Irigoyen Zozaya).
The publication will be available later this
year through the Oxford Brookes University library.
Prof. Nigel Crook noted that the conference
provided an important forum for research students to develop their academic
careers, including the opportunity to communicate high-level research to a diverse
audience, and to develop a friendly critical ability during the question/answer
session after each presentation.
Three parallel sessions ran throughout the day
covering areas ranging from live performance art, short films and social
sculpture to refugee assistance in urban Jordan and criticality control of
glucose-insulin release, amongst other topics.
Another first for the conference this year was
the inclusion of some Early Career Researchers from the School of Built
Environment as session chairs (Dr Ben Spencer and Dr Henry Akponanabofa Oti).
The exhibition room featured
the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics robots - which were kindly
demonstrated by a Visiting Research Student from the Indian Institute of
Technology Bombay (Kartik Khandelwal). Another Visiting Research Student from
the Ain Shams University in Egypt (Merham Keleg) also gave a presentation.