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Universities launch new City Deal website

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have launched a new joint website as part of their £30 million commitment to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD).

Spies and Dolls: The Future of IoT Security

30 July, 2019

Professor Máire O’Neill was among an impressive line-up of speakers at the inaugural TEDx event at Queen's University Belfast.

The Secretary of State visits ECIT

13 June, 2019

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, visited ECIT and toured the new CSIT Cyber Range and CWI Keysight Millimeter-Wave research lab

Professor Máire O'Neill appointed to UK Artificial Intelligence Council

16 May, 2019

Professor Máire O'Neill has been appointed to a body designed to develop the UK artificial intelligence (AI) sector.

Queen’s University Belfast backs cyber security sector with funding for 40 MSc scholarships

15 May, 2019

Queen’s is helping secure Northern Ireland’s status as a global cyber security hub by offering 40 full scholarships worth over half a million pounds for its specialist Applied Cyber Security MSc programme.

ECIT is building a five strong team to develop a new mobile network concept

14 May, 2019

A researcher from The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) has been awarded a major grant that will allow him to build a five strong team to work on developing a new mobile network concept.

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CSIT supports cyber company, Surevine, to improve security in critical infrastructure supply-chains

19 March, 2019

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast, has provided extensive engineering support to innovative cyber security company, Surevine, which will support better in critical infrastructure supply-chains.

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LORCA launches open call for its third cohort of cybersecurity innovators

18 March, 2019

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) launches the open call for its third cohort of cyber innovators.

ECIT Researchers win major global award for solving a 5G Network Challenge

8 March, 2019

A team of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.

Three leading Queen’s researchers recognised in prestigious mobile industry awards

13 February, 2019

Three researchers from the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s University Belfast have been shortlisted as finalists in the esteemed Mobile World Scholar Challenge.

ECIT High Performance Computing Team supports start-up recognised for ‘Outstanding Innovation’

6 February, 2019

As part of InterTradeIreland’s innovation programme, FUSION, ECIT researchers worked alongside CreVinn Teoranta to develop cutting edge solutions in hardware acceleration for high performance computing.

CSIT SHORTLISTED FOR RESEARCH LABORATORY TEAM OF THE YEAR

25 January, 2019

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) has been shortlisted for Research Laboratory Team of the Year in the Irish Laboratory Awards 2019.

Queen’s researchers design a new computing system that can reduce delays on smart devices

14 January, 2019

Computer scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have designed a new innovative system to reduce delays on smart devices.

Queen’s cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O’Neill wins prestigious Blavatnik Award

11 January, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded US$30,000 in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, which honour outstanding young scientists under the age of 42.

The Centre for Wireless Innovation celebrates 60 years of Microwave Engineering at QUB

21 November, 2018

The Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) hosted a workshop on "Research Advances in Radio Frequency Through Millimetre Wave Radio Communications Technologies" to celebrate 60 years of Microwave Engineering at QUB.

University Defence Research Collaboration in Signal Processing Host Annual Conference

20 November, 2018

The University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) will host the 8th conference of the Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD) series which will be held in Brighton on the 9-10 May.

ECIT Director recognised for outstanding contributions to computing

13 November, 2018

The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), has named Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos among 49 Distinguished Members recognised for outstanding contributions to the field.

Irish Academy of Engineering presents Parsons Medal to Prof Sir McCanny at a ceremony in Belfast

12 November, 2018

The IAE presented the Parsons Medal to Prof Sir McCanny at a ceremony in Belfast, onboard HMS Caroline, on 25 October. A crowd of esteemed engineers, academics and Prof Sir McCanny’s friends and family attended the day’s festivities.

CWI researcher receives another international best paper award for his work

5 November, 2018

Dr Michalis Matthaiou, a researcher at the Centre of Wireless Innovation (CWI) at Queen’s University Belfast, won Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP) in Hangzhou, China.

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Securing Connected Devices: An Arms Race - Academy Discourse by Professor Máire O'Neill

1 November, 2018

This Academy Discourse by Professor Máire O'Neill is the eighth in the series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

Parsons Medal awarded to Queen’s University Belfast’s Prof Sir John McCanny

10 October, 2018

The Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) has announced that Professor Sir John McCanny CBE FRS FREng FIAE of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) will receive this year’s Parson’s Medal.

Worldwide Support programme Allows Cybersecurity Companies and Entrepreneurs to Explore New Markets

4 October, 2018

Today, 9 global cyber security ecosystems in 5 different countries announced a 'Soft Landing Programme'.

CSIT SUPPORTS SECURE TICKET DELIVERY START-UP TIXSERVE AT TIME OF INCREASED CYBER ATTACKS

9 July, 2018

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) based at Queen’s University Belfast has announced Kildare based start-up Tixserve as the newest addition to its associate membership programme.

QUEEN’S STUDENT CREATES SOFTWARE SYSTEM THAT COULD BE ‘GAME-CHANGER’ FOR DETECTING INSURANCE FRAUD

26 June, 2018

A Queen’s University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.

A Queen’s University Researcher wins best PhD award for 2018

5 June, 2018

A Queen’s University Researcher has been awarded the Best PhD award for 2018 by the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).

Queen’s University invests £500k in state-of-the-art cyber security research lab

1 June, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast is investing £500k in a brand new state-of-the-art cyber security research lab at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT).

CSIT announces jobs boost for cyber security industry

8 May, 2018

Ten new research and engineering jobs are being created at Queen’s University Belfast, to meet the demands of new contracts and the rapidly growing cyber security industry in Northern Ireland.

New Keysight Millimeter-Wave research lab opened at Queen’s University Belfast

24 April, 2018

A new millimeter-wave research lab has been opened by Keysight Technologies, Inc. in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

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Kainos colleagues master new skills in cyber security

14 December, 2017

Four employees from Kainos will graduate today (Thursday 14 December) with a Master’s in Applied Cyber Security.

£5m UK Hardware Security Institute launched at Queen’s University Belfast

Technology | 22 November, 2017

A £5m multi-university Research Institute to improve hardware security and reduce vulnerability to cyber threats has been launched at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen's University Belfast.

Queen’s University researcher wins prestigious 2017 Newton Prize

Technology | 15 November, 2017

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the 2017 Newton Prize in Vietnam for his work designing a wireless communications system which can withstand natural disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

Queen’s researcher creates communications system that can battle a natural disaster

Science and Technology | 24 October, 2017

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

Kainos and Queen’s University Belfast partner to pilot eLearning initiative

31 January, 2017

Distance learning programme will see Kainos staff turn on-the-job training and expertise into world-class qualifications in cyber security subjects

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9 January, 2017

Dr Trung Q Duong wins a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Prize 2016

Congratulations Dr Trung Duong! | 22 November, 2016

Government-backed cyber security pre-start up programme launches

CSIT | 8 June, 2016

Cyber London and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies invite applications for joint programme to encourage entrepreneurship in cyber security

Queen’s welcomes award of Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty the Queen.

Regius Professorship | 6 June, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast has welcomed the announcement that it has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty the Queen.

Financial technology firm Intelligent Environments partners with CSIT to combat cybercrime

CSIT | 1 June, 2016

Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) collaborates with digital financial solutions firm Intelligent Environments through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales launches Queen’s University’s first Global Research Institute

23 May, 2016

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has officially launched Queen’s University Belfast’s first Global Research Institute today (Monday 23 May 2016).

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Queen's University receives Royal award for strengthening cyber security

CSIT | 25 February, 2016

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – will receive a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Justice Minister addresses international cyber summit

CSIT | 15 March, 2016

Justice Minister, David Ford has highlighted work ongoing through the Organised Crime Task Force to tackle cyber crime.

Queen's Uniserver project awarded almost €5 million of European funding

DSSC | 17 May, 2016

The UniServer project “A Universal Micro-Server Ecosystem by Exceeding Energy and Performance Scaling Boundaries ” led by Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded €4.8million from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program.

Royal Academy of Engineering Research awared a Fellowship to ECIT Researcher

CWI | 25 February, 2016

The Royal Academy of Engineering, with additional support from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has awarded eight Research Fellowships to some of the UK’s top engineering researchers working on projects from X-ray imaging to antibiotic resistance.

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