Institution of Engineering and Technology Awards Success!
Issued: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:00 GMT
Alumnus Dr Anand Sengodan and the University have been awarded the IET Emerging Technology Design Award for their SIMCA algorithm.
The SIMCA algorithm – developed with the guidance of Dr Paul Cockshott and Dr Paul Siebert - can be integrated into a system that locates landmines by processing ground penetrating radar data. It has already saved many human lives by producing a clear 3D reconstruction of landmines, making it easier to locate and disarm them.
The team behind the innovation scooped the award beating four other shortlisted entries, selected from over 400 entries from 22 countries.
William Webb, IET President said: “The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the best in global innovation, highlighting the rapid and exciting pace of development in today’s engineering and technology industry. Congratulations to the University of Glasgow team for their win. They were selected from a highly impressive set of global innovations as one of the most forward thinking, pioneering innovations in the field.
“These awards are part of the IET’s mission to inspire engineering excellence, which last year provided over £500,000 to celebrate excellence and research in the sector and inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians. Our awards recognise and reward the industry’s elite, from apprentices and technicians at the start of their careers through to senior established professionals.”