The Department of Psychology is seeking volunteers for a study on social interactions.
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Chinese student wins prestigious award February 22:
A Chinese student who completed his PhD at Portsmouth has been selected for the award of Excellent Self-funded Student Studying Abroad, by the Chinese Scholarship Council. Dr.Hao Qin was selected from over 30 students from Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, UCL, in the UK and Harvard, MIT and Stanford in the USA. The award is the highest honour for a Chinese student studying abroad and Hao is the only student from Portsmouth to ever win. His PhD was developing methods and tools for capturing integrated design knowledge in a distributed and collaborative working environment, under Dr Hongwei Wang. He is now lecturing at the University of Exeter.
Lecturer trains Nigerian geoscientists February 17:
A University of Portsmouth lecturer has trained over 40 Nigerian geoscientists on remote sensing. Dr Malcolm Whitworth from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivered a guest lecture to the Nigerian Geological Surveys Agency in Abuja. He spoke about remote sensing, the science of obtaining information about objects or areas from a distance, typically from high-flying aircraft or satellites. The talk was chaired by Director General Mr Alex Ndubuisi Nwegbu and was attended by delegates including Government Special Adviser Professor Charles Ononuju Ofoegbu and Director of Applied and Engineering Geology Dr Oyedeji A Oluwole.
Monitoring the health of ship engines February 14:
Algorithms devised by The Institute of Industrial Research are helping a Gosport company develop satellite-linked monitoring technology that offers huge benefits for operators of vessels of all sizes on the world's oceans.
The research is published in a case study by Innovate UK, the Government’s innovation agency.