Events 4th February 2016

Zoe Leonard, 4 Feb 2016

Events 4th February 2016

Congratulations to CDE Research Engineer David Greer, so successfully defending his thesis “Physics – Based Character Locomotion Control with Large Simulation Time Steps”, with very minor corrections.

David, we wish you  every success in your career and congratulations once again to you and your supervisory team Professor Jian Jun Zhang and Dr Alberto Aguado.


Congratulations also go to CDE Research Engineer Phil Wilkinson, who, as part of his work  with CEMP (the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice) has been awarded a grant by the EPSRC to develop further impact of CEMP’s Digital Capabilities project with Samsung.  Click here for further details.


BU Research Blog – we wanted to draw your attention to the Research Lifecycle, which has been featured within the BU Research Blog recently.  It is an interactive part of the BU Research Blog that show the support and initiatives that are available to staff and students at each stage of the research lifecycle.  Take a look, it could help you in many areas of your research from developing your research strategy to publication and dissemination.


A Writing Workshop – How to Get Your Paper Published - will take place on Wednesday 17th February 2016, 11 – 12.30.  PG142, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University.  Publication is important for you, but it’s getting harder for your publications to be accepted in major conferences and good journals.  This workshop aims to provide you with some suggestions or tips to increase the chance of your papers getting published.


The Digital Economy Network (DENs) funded PhD Writing Retreat is running on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February 2016 at Wyresdale Park, Scorton, Nr Preston in Lancashire, and will be led by Dr Casey Wilson, of Lancaster University.

Dates:                   Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February 2016

Times:                  09:00 – 18:00 on Monday 15th, and 09:00-17:30 on Tuesday 16th

Venue:                 Wyresdale Park, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1BA

Facilitator:          Dr Casey Wilson, Lancaster University

Cost:                      Free to attend for CDT/PhD students as funded by DENs. Travel, accommodation and meals provided/funded. Car parking available at venue.

No of places:     Up to 25 – open to all DENs CDT PhD students.

Eventbrite registration link:  

This opportunity can be used to work on your thesis, write papers/proposals, update your CV,  write presentations, complete application forms etc.

Also, as always a good chance to meet other CDT students and find out about each other’s research/PhD experiences/explore potential future collaborations*


EPSRC Balance Network: ‘Going off the grid’: Can employees really switch off during travel?  This event will be held at Bournemouth University on Wednesday 9th March 2016.  The event will include a series of cutting-edge presentations followed by an interactive panel discussion.  Technologies have had a massive impact on society and transformed how we work, live and experience travel.  This workshop aims to open a debate on changed work life balance realities in a digital world.  Click here for more details and to register.


The Children’s Media Conference will take place 5-7th July in Sheffield this year.  A number of opportunities are available for CDE Research Engineers at this conference.

Changemakers – These are short presentations which should be provocative, fun and challenge current ways of thinking.  The conference theme is ‘Making it Happen’ – diversity, inclusion and representation.

Take part in a CDE panel at the conference, discussing the work the CDE and its students are doing and its impact upon media/entertainment.

Media Lab exhibition ‘Playground’ – the opportunity to demonstrate projects you are currently working on.

Call for papers – outstanding and insightful research around children’s media consumption.

For more details on any of these opportunities please contact Jake Hobbs.

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