Media and press coverage

The usage of video and online media has been utilised by Horizon CDT students and staff in order to communicate their research to the general public.

Videos:

Below: Our short video about the EPSRC Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training in My Life in Data and the unique benefits and opportunities this offers for students (produced in June 2016).


Computerphile short films:

Computerphile is a YouTube channel about computers and computer related stuff. The channel has nearly 800,000 subscribers and some of our CDT students have produced short films about their research for this channel.  Please visit our Computerphile videos page to view these.


Other Videos:

Below: Roma Patel (2013 cohort) talks about the City Arts Nottingham Imagine Digital – Arts and Older People project she began working on, as part of her CDT internship in 2015.

Below: Richard Ramchurn (2015 cohort) Link to video feature on #Scanners: A movie that plays with our emotions, which featured online on How Stuff Works in November 2015. http://now.howstuffworks.com/2015/11/24/scanners-a-movie-that-plays-with-our-emotions

Below: Dr Gilad Rosner, (2009 cohort) appeared on BBC World News on 6 October 2015, as an Advisor to the UK Government to discuss the recent Safe Harbor EU data transfer ruling.

Dr Gilad Rosner on BBC News, 6 October 2015, Source: Gilad Rosner, on Vimeo.

The citizen-science website Planet Four was launched on BBC Stargazing Live in January 2013. The Planet Four project forms the basis of Dr James Sprinks (2011 cohort) PhD research into citizen science platforms.

Dr Gilad Rosner (2009 cohort) was interviewed by Al Jazeera about online identity theft, particularly in relation to a then-recent Twitter hack.


Highlights of press coverage, press releases and blogs:

  • Dr Mark Iliffe’s (2010 cohort) Taarifa project won the World Bank’s Sanitation Hackathon in 2013 and was covered extensively in the press and on East Midlands Today. Details of Taarifa’s press coverage can be found on the Taarifa website.
  • The Nottingham Post covered the AHRC-funded “Weather Walks” project which Dr Sam Meek (2009 cohort) was involved in. Sam’s work centred around an audio walk which aims to help walkers discover the history and dramatic climate of Great Dun Fell in Cumbria.
  • Dr John Harvey, Tim Pearce and Julian Rosser (2010 cohort) were invited to talk to Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills about their company Neehoy as part of a innovation celebration event at the University of Nottingham.
  • Tim Pearce, Dr Julian Rosser and Dr John Harvey (2010 cohort) won the 2012 Digital Economy YES Competition with their app Neehoy, a digital service that encourages collaborative consumption to help people reduce waste and save money by sharing items. As a result the students and their business idea received press coverage in the Nottingham Post, on bdaily.co.uk, on the University of Nottingham website, and on the University’s Sustainable Nottingham blog.
  • Dr Rachel Jacobs (2009 cohort) featured in Wired UK and Left Lion for her project “A Conversation Between Trees”, a touring artwork that connects forests in the UK with the Mata Atlantica forest near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Dr Robert Mitchelmore (2009 cohort), was featured in a University of Nottingham press release and several subsequent trade press articles for his work on Accident Assessor, an app developed with local company InstantVue which won the UK regional prize in the 2011 European Satellite Navigation Competition.
  • Dr Ewa Luger’s (2009 cohort) Literatin tool, was featured in the New Internationalist (online) Google’s T’s & C’s are harder to understand than War and Peace, October 2013.

Featured CDT student and alumni blogs:

Many of our students maintain active research blogs, which can be found on the student pages. Some have also been featured on other blogs, as below.