Subjects: Data, Telecom, IT
Research on a new Government standard to increase transparency around the use of AI systems highlights benefits for policing
The UK Government is currently piloting an Algorithmic Transparency Standard across the public sector; new research shows that adopting the Standard is both achievable for policing and could also bring significant benefits, such as improved public confidence and sharing best practice.
Space expertise brings £1.3m big data science boost to North East
The North East’s reputation as a major hub for space, data science and the digital industries has received a further boost with the announcement of a new £1.3 million Centre for Doctoral Training in the field of data intensive science. The Centre – known as NUdata – will be run by Northumbria and Newcastle Universities and will be supported by over 40 industrial partners.
UK Space Agency funds further research into new laser-based satellite communications system
The UK Space Agency has awarded almost £650,000 to Northumbria University to continue world-leading work to develop the first commercially available laser-based inter-satellite communications system.
Northumbria University becomes UK’s first home of world-leading spectrometer
Academics in search of solutions to creating more energy efficient phones and television screens now have high-performance machinery at their fingertips, after Northumbria University has invested in a suite of new state-of-the-art equipment to push its leading-edge research forward.
Northumbria University launches new Skills Bootcamps to connect people into employment in construction
The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a collaborative national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers that are working together to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap through the delivery of employer-led digital skills education.
Northumbria to lead research aimed at future-proofing the security of home technology devices
Research investigating the potential digital harms posed by household data sharing technologies has won a share of a major £3.6m award scheme.
Lessons learned in the data-driven response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Researchers from the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 (OMDDAC) have published three Snapshot Reports following a study part-led by academics at Northumbria University which seeks to capture lessons learned from the experiences of key stakeholders involved in data-driven responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown
Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.
New centre to address challenges of digital citizenship
A new £9m research centre, which will allow citizens across the country to grasp the possibilities of the digital revolution, has been announced.
Learn to code at free virtual event
Northumbria University is running a free online coding workshop, allowing people to gain new digital skills from the comfort of their own home.
Belief in 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories linked to violence, reveals Northumbria study
Psychologists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have provided the first scientific evidence of the link between violent behaviour towards the telecommunications sector and 5G COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs.
New app boosts support for armed forces community
As the country gears up to commemorate VE Day, academics at Northumbria University are delighted to have played a vital role in the development of a new smartphone app which helps UK military veterans find support services they need; whether that’s health services, jobs or housing.
Lesson in cyber security at teachers’ boot camp event
Northumbria University has teamed up with two leading cyber security organisations to run a boot camp training event for computer science teachers and academics.
Cyber Guardians to keep older people safe online
In an increasingly digital world, where everything from shopping to socialising is now carried out online, being able to access the internet confidently and safely is more important than ever.
Ethical hackers help boost businesses’ digital resilience
Computing students from Northumbria University will be testing just how well-prepared local businesses are for potential cyber-attacks by attempting to hack into their IT systems.
Professor honoured for optical communications research
Zabih Ghassemlooy, Professor of Optical Communications at Northumbria University, has been elected a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) for his service in the advancement of optics in photonics.
Northumbria University recognised for excellence in cyber security research
Northumbria University, Newcastle, is one of just two universities to be newly recognised this year as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Cracking the code this summer
Software developed by academics at Northumbria University and the University of Edinburgh has been chosen by Google to take part in its prestigious Summer of Code mentor scheme.
Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in
Mould, mildew and damp cause misery for thousands of people in homes across the UK, and cost housing associations, landlords and homeowners millions of pounds a year in repairs.