IEEE conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS)

IEEE conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS) – September 3rd 2021

The Imperial College IEEE Student Branch is teaming up with the EEE PhD Student Representatives to bring you the

2021 IEEE Conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems

When:  3rd of September 2021

Where: Online – Zoom

Registration: Please follow this Eventbrite link to register.

This year’s online conference will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Ayush Bhandari, followed by technical discussion sessions led by Imperial College postgraduates. The theme of the conference is “Things that might shock you” and the topics that will be discussed could be considered somewhat controversial in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 

 The conference will conclude with the presentation of awards and a social gathering. 

Join us on the 3rd of September for what is surely going to be an entertaining event full of intriguing and insightful discussions!

The full schedule of the event is the following:

09:30 – 09:45 –> Welcome

09:45 – 10:45 –> Keynote Speaker – Ayush Bhandari​

“Some Short Stories from Academia” ​

10:45 – 11:00 -> Morning break ​

11:00 – 12:00 –> First discussion​

“The Future of Computing lies not in Software but in Hardware“

12:00 – 13:00 -> Second discussion​

“The Hidden Environmental Cost of Machine Learning: Is it worth it?“

13:00 – 13:40 –> Lunch break ​

13:40 – 13:45 –> Welcome back ​

13:45 – 14:45 –> Third discussion​

“Should my Electric Vehicle be used for my benefit or for the greater good?“

14:45 – 15:45 –> Fourth discussion​

“Subsurface imaging – Incremental development vs revolutionary change”

15:45 – 16:00 -> Afternoon break ​

16:00 – 17:00 –> Fifth discussion​

“To gas or not to gas: the quest for sustainable energy”​

17:00 – 17:30–> Winner announcements and social gathering​

IEEE conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS) – September 10th 2019

Welcome to the 2019 IEEE conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS) event page.

The conference will take place on September 10th 2019 at Imperial College, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

This is a conference for postgraduate students from all universities, featuring research presentations for PhD students, to cover various topics related to Electrical and Electronics Engineering, as well as a poster competition for master’s students, with prizes for best talks and best poster.

Professor Sir John Pendry, Chair in Theoretical Solid State Physics from Imperial College Department of Physics, will be the keynote speaker of the conference, giving the talk Capturing the Light on the Nanoscale (see full abstract below).

The event also features a career fair, so bring your CV and be ready to network, you might find your next employer!

The full schedule of the event is the following:

09:30 – 10:00
EEE Dept
Level 4
Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:15
EEE Dept
Room 408
Welcome talk
IEEE Student Branch Committee
10:15 – 11:00
EEE Dept
Room 408
Keynote: Capturing the Light on the Nanoscale
Professor Sir John Pendry
11:00 – 12:00
EEE Dept
Room 408
Panel Discussion
Dr Jessica Bian – Grid-X Partners
Dr David Hillerkuss – Huawei
Dr Matt Horsnell – ARM
Prof Sir John Pendry – Imperial College London
12:00 – 13:30
EEE Dept
Room 406 & 407
Lunch and Master’s Students Poster Competition
13:30 – 16:00
EEE Dept
Room 408
PhD Students Research Presentations
13:30 – Piyush Sharma
Heart rate variability estimation from short-term acoustic recordings at neck

13:45 – Apostolos Panagiotopoulos
3D printed microsupercapacitors from 2D material formulated inks

14:00 – Hakan Merdan
Piezoelectrically driven microfluidic cell sorter

14:15 – Ahmed Mohammed Patel
The design and communication of patient data in electronic health record systems

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00 – Miguel Cacho Soblechero
How electronics is changing healthcare: A sensor approach

15:15 – Dandan Zhang
A compact master manipulator for surgical robot remote control

15:30 – Luca Cimbaro
A unified theory for brittle and ductile shear fracture

15:45 – Andreas Svela
Near-field sensing with symmetry-breaking enhancement in microresonators

16:00 – 18:30
EEE Dept
Room 406 & 407
Careers Event and Reception
Including representatives from ARM, Intel, Huawei, MediaTek, UK Power Networks

Capturing Light on the Nanoscale
Professor Sir John Pendry

Professor Sir John Pendry

Abstract: Conventional optics controls light on the scale of roughly a micron – approximately the wavelength of visible light. To control light in the world of nanoscience requires a new understanding in which we look inside the wavelength at the component electric and magnetic fields. Exploiting the new concepts we have designed devices that compress light into less than a square nanometre, thus enhancing the energy density by a factor of a million which opens the way to single molecule sensing and switching light with light – the optical transistor. Finally I shall discuss negative refraction and how it leads to the construction of a lens whose resolution is unlimited by the wavelength of light.

Biography: Professor Sir John Pendry is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the way in which light interacts with matter. He has worked at the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, since 1981. He began his career in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, followed by six years at the Daresbury Laboratory where he headed the theoretical group. By modelling substances with unusual optical properties often known as metamaterials, he has developed an ‘invisibility cloak’ able to hide objects from electromagnetic radiation.
Sir John Pendry’s pioneering work in optics has also led to the experimental realization of the world’s first perfect lens, capable of overcoming traditional limitations on image resolution. Recognized for his ability to represent complex physical situations via realistic mathematical models, the impact of
his contribution can today be seen in a variety of fields where wave propagation is of interest — ranging from seismology to nanoscale engineering. The breadth and impact of John’s work has won him many of the most important awards in his field, including the Dirac Medal and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society. In 2004 he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to science.