Department of Engineering

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Speech task team, from left to right, top row:  Xixin Wu, Kate Knill, Mark Gales, bottom row: Yu Wang, Linlin Wang

Speech research group success at INTERSPEECH 2020

22 Jun 2020

A team from Professor Mark Gales' Speech Research Group and the ALTA Institute recently took part in the INTERSPEECH 2020 Shared Task on Automatic Speech Recognition.

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Striking differences revealed in COVID-19 mortality between NHS trusts

18 Jun 2020

A Cambridge team are calling for urgent research into the striking differences in COVID-19 deaths they have discovered between the intensive care units of NHS trusts across England.

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Tech firms are winning the AI race because they understand data – other sectors need to catch up

17 Jun 2020

Research Associate Dr Didem Gurdur Broo writes for The Conversation on the need to embrace high-quality data gathering to avoid being left behind by the next industrial revolution.

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Join our Virtual Open Days on 2-3 July 2020

11 Jun 2020

The Department of Engineering will host Virtual Open Days on 2-3 July 2020 aimed at prospective applicants in Year 12 (or equivalent), in conjunction with the Cambridge Open Days.

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University spin-out Flusso raises $5.7m Series A to disrupt $8bn flow monitoring market

10 Jun 2020

Semiconductor company Flusso has raised a $5.7 million Series A funding round to scale up production of the world’s smallest flow sensor.

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MRC Fellowship awarded to Cambridge neuroscientist for research into pain

08 Jun 2020

Dr Flavia Mancini is now a MRC Career Development Fellow and will establish her first independent research group, looking at improving our understanding of brain mechanisms that mediate pain.

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A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes

03 Jun 2020

A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the ‘chef’s’ culinary skills to produce a reliable dish

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Engineering students’ social impact recognised by the Vice-Chancellor

01 Jun 2020

Students from the Department of Engineering are among the winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2020.

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George Malliaras receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Linköping, Sweden

27 May 2020

George Malliaras, the Prince Philip Professor of Technology, has been awarded an honorary doctorate at Linköping University. 

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A new approach to addressing gender bias in machine translation

26 May 2020

Cambridge PhD student Danielle Saunders is studying machine translation systems with the aim of reducing instances of gender bias by “fine-tuning”, rather than retraining the language output.

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