PhD students win poster award

Issued: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:35:00 BST

Electronic engineering PhD students Aman Shrestha and Haobo Li won a prize at the UK Radar Away Day and Forum organised at the University of Birmingham on June 02. This was the first event of this kind, organised to bring together academia, SMEs and larger companies interested in radar and RF sensing research in the UK. The event saw a significant participation, with more than 60 posters presented by PhD students and Research Associates, and more than 100 attendees.

Aman and Haobo posters were entitled “Joint Use of Radar, Kinect, and Wearables for fall detection and activities recognition – Part I and II”. Their research projects, supervised by Dr Francesco Fioranelli, investigates how radar sensors can be used in the context of assisted living for detection of critical events (such as falls) and recognition of activities. Particular focus is the selection of suitable features and machine learning algorithms in different scenarios, as well as the fusion of information from a suite of multiple sensors.

This research is part of a wider collaboration with the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy on the topic of sensors for assisted living, for which a Master student, Matteo Pepa, did a 4-months internship at the School of Engineering in Glasgow, working specifically on the use of Kinect sensors.