Professor Hongnian Yu Mobile Fusion Centre. University. Staffordshire University - a large international institution with more than 18,000 students and 1,500 members of staff A turnover of approximately £70 million Contribution to local economy £100 million. University Research.
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University • Staffordshire University - a large international institution with more than 18,000 students and 1,500 members of staff • A turnover of approximately £70 million • Contribution to local economy £100 million
University Research • Centre for Ageing and Mental Health: Applied Ageing Group • Centre for Sport and Exercise Research • Creative Connections: Culture, Community and Regeneration • Centre for Media, Arts and Technology (C-MAT) • Institute for Education Policy Research (IEPR) • Centre for Applied Business Research • Mobile Fusion Centre • Centre for Information Intelligence and Security Systems (CIISS) • Staffordshire Centre for Energy Efficient Systems (SCEES) • Institute for Environment, Sustainability and Regeneration (IESR)
Faculty • The Faculty’s main computing base is in the £10 million Octagon building on the Stafford campus • A modern, purpose-built computing center which is one of the largest in the Europe • A wide range of laboratories and equipment • One of the largest providers of computing education in the UK • Delivering and awarding computing degrees for over 40 years
Faculty Business Teaching/Learning Research Research Commercial/ Enterprise Goals
Teaching & Learning • We are one of the largest providers of computing education in the country. We have been delivering and awarding computing degrees for over 40 years. We are also nationally recognized for being dynamic and innovative in our provision of Engineering and Technology • We have a portfolio of courses is designed for the 21st century and the new technology knowledge and information based revolution, including digital electronics, communications and leisure industries. • Our aim is to produce the computing, engineering and technology innovators of the future
Teaching & Learning – Mobile Systems • The first University to have a BSc in Mobile Computing in 2001 • On-going developments to extend the provision and delivery • We recognise that the wireless Internet and the new generation of wireless devices will play a key role in the future
Teaching & Learning – Mobile Systems • On-going developments to extend the provision and delivery
Level 3 Undergraduate • CE00331-3 Advanced Programming Language Concepts (requires prior knowledge of java and/or C++ to Level 2 standard) • CE00333-3 Algorithms (requires prior knowledge of java to at least Levedard) • CE00329-3 Distributed Computer Systems (requires prior knowledge of C and hardware and software systems/architecture/operating systems to Level 2 standard) • CE00874-3 Enterprise Applications with Java Enterprise Edition (requires prior knowledge of java) • CE00925-3 Further Programming for Mobile and Handheld Devices (requires prior knowledge/experience of programming for mobile devices to level 2 standard) • CE00404-3 Malicious Software and Security Programming (requires prior knowledge of C and software systems/architecture/operating systems to Level 1 standard) • CE00870-3 Real-Time Systems (requires prior knowledge of java) • CE00871-3 Safety Critical and Embedded Systems ( requires prior knowledge of java)
Level M Postgraduate • CE00219-M Image Processing • CE00539-M Interactive 3D Graphics and VR • CE00728-M Internet Applications (requires prior knowledge of java) • CE00213-M Mobile Applications and Systems (requires prior knowledge of java and [C++ and/or C#]) • CE00214-M Mobile Computer Communication Systems • CE00731-M Network Systems and Technologies (requires prior knowledge of java and C) • CE00204-M Object Oriented Software Systems Engineering
Research • Mobile Fusion Centre • Centre for Information Intelligence and Security Systems (CIISS) • Staffordshire Centre for Energy Efficient Systems (SCEES) • Centre for Media, Arts and Technology (C-MAT)
Mobile Fusion CentreFusing All Applied Centres Mobile Fusion Mobile Networks & Distributed Control Applications Health Security Energy Entertainment Engineering Mechanical/Electronics/Electrical Information & Knowledge management Digital Signal/Vision Processing
Information & Knowledge Management (IKM) Engineering/Energy Applications Intelligent Decision Support IS/IT for Strategic Management Business/Security Applications Knowledge Management Health & Medical Applications Artificial Intelligence Mobile Fusion Distributed control, Mobile networks
Mobile Fusion Centre • Core members: • Prof. Hongnian Yu, Dr Anthony Atkins, Dr Alison Carrington, Sam Wane, Dr Justin Champion, Dr Mohammad N Patwary, Prof. James F. O'Kane • Khawar Hameed, Tony Bowers, Guy Peters, Stephen Silk • 15 PhD and Mres Research Students • The Mobile Fusion ARC will have the following three key themes: • Applications of Intelligent Mobile and Wireless Sensor Technology • Robotics and Human Adaptive Mechatronics • Intelligent Tracking and Auditing Systems in Environment, Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chains and Logistics
Sample Projects run at Mobile Fusion Centre • West Midlands Mobile and Wireless (AWM) • UK-Japan: Human Adaptive Mechatronics (EPSRC) • Funding to enable the MCDS research group to participate in EU FP7 consortia) • Applications of exact solutions for confined systems (EPSRC) • Collaborative Training Account: Staffordshire University (EPSRC) • Control Theory and Industrial Applications of Discrete Event Dynamics Systems (Royal Society/CAS) • UK-China: Intelligent Automation, Computing and Manufacturing, (EPSRC) • Euro-ASia CollaboraTions and NetWorking in Information Engineering System Technology, FP6 Asia-Link • Combined Adaptive and Robust Methods for Real-Time Control of Mechanical Linkage Systems (EPSRC) • Try 3G - Development and Support of Mobile and Wireless Applications in the West Midlands (Advantage West Midlands) • Project Based Learning Using Web 2.0 Technology for Engineering Education (Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation) • Mobile Technology for Business Advantage West Midlands) • West Midlands Unplug (Innovative actions) • Mobile Fusion (HEIF4)
Sample of PhD research projects • Networked control systems over MANETs (Chris Harding) • Closed loop control over ad-hoc network (M Shahidul Hasan) • Modelling and control of an autonomous intelligent capsubot (Yang Liu) • Development of a propulsion system for capsubots (Sam Wane) • Placement of Objects in a Dynamic Environment (Justin Champion) • Trajectory prediction for 3G systems (Carolin Bauer) • Mobile supply chain management (Xin Zheng) • Application of knowledge hub and RFID technology in auditing and tracking of plasterboard for environment recycling and waste disposal (Lizong Zhang) • Investigation of RFID Enabled Optimization Road Transport Logistics (Noppon Choosri )
Collaborations • International • EPSRC HAM project – Universities of Tokyo Denki University, Okayama, Nagoya, Ritsumeikan, Sofia, Tsukubar, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications and Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine • Royal Society link project – Chinese Academy of Science • EU Asia-link project – Universities of Lyon 2, Chiangmai, Shanghai Jiaotong, and Kantipur Engineering College • EPSRC interact project (Links with China on Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management) - Chinese Academy of Sciences; Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong, Shanghai, and Shanghai Maritime • National • EPSRC HAM project – Universities of Sheffield, Loughborough, Essex, Open, West of England and King’s College London • EU Asia-link project – Bradford University • WMMW project – Universities of Birmingham, Coventry, Staffordshire, Warwick and Wolverhampton • EPSRC interact project– Universities of Huddersfield, Loughborough, Brunel, Liverpool, Hull, Nottingham and Central Lancashire • EPSRC UK-China network on Intelligent Automation, Computing and Manufacturing project – Universities of Manchester, Warwick, Huddersfield,Leicester, Essex, Liverpool, Glasgow , Liverpool John Moores, Salford, De Montfort University, Loughborough , Newcastle, Derby • Industry • WMMW project - O2, Wit Systems, JCB, Leica, 30 SMEs • CTA project – JCB, Lanner Group • CTA project – Grenville Engineering (GE) Ltd ( 2 CTA projects: 1 optimisation based simulation of GE manufacturing system; 2 RFID monitor system) • CTA project – Data Driven Logistics
Commercial & Enterprise • We are a business-oriented organisation focused on the needs of SMEs, industry, communities and public sector agencies. We have a long history with businesses, both large and small, helping them to realise their goals. Our knowledge and facilities are available to help organisations to innovate, create and succeed. • Our motto is ‘Create the Difference’ - and this is exactly what we achieve in our commercial and enterprise work by effecting positive changes in people’s lives.
Distributed Wireless robot control systems Mobile Computing and Distributed Control Systems Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, Staffordshire University
Faculty Business Teaching/Learning Teaching/Learning Goals Research Research Commercial/ Enterprise Commercial/ Enterprise Goals Goals • To establish and leaddevelopments in mobile and wireless technology • To establish partnerships with industry, focusing on the development of mobile and wireless computing • To enhance the visibility and reputation of Staffordshire University, and collaborating partners, as being committed to leading edge developments in academia and industry