Mike was the founder and editor-in-chief of BBC News Online, the BBC’s Internet news service. He led the team which launched the service in 1997, and held the post of editor-in-chief of BBC News Interactive until 2004. During this time News Online won all four interactive news BAFTA awards and most of the world’s online news prizes.
The work carried out in Coventry within the MAESTRO European project on Methods and Advanced Equipment for Simulation and Treatment in Radiation Oncology (MAESTRO) has demonstrated that it is possible to reduce the amount of radiation dose delivered to healthy tissues during radiotherapy treatment by compensating for organ motion using a standard treatment couch. The Coventry team led by Dr Haas, coordinator of the Medical Technology group within CTAC (The Control Theory Applications Centre), has been working in close collaboration with the staff at the Radiotherapy Physics Department within the University Hospital in Coventry for more than 15 years.
In the last 5 years the Coventry team has been working on improving the accuracy of current closed loop control of radiotherapy treatment machines as well as developing algorithms to model and predict organ motion in the thorax and the pelvis. The work involves many branches of engineering and computing including the image processing for the localisation of the cancerous tissue and tracking of surrogate motion, signal processing for the analysis and modelling of organ motion, artificial intelligence for the prediction of the evolution of the organ motion, systems engineering for the modelling of the medical robots used and last but not least control engineering to improve the performance of the medical equipment and robots.
To find out more about the project visit http://www.coventry.ac.uk/maestro
Peter Barron’s digital incarnation might surprise those who know him best as the man who steered Newsnight for four years. His move to Google last September caused a stir.
Since his arrival he has had to deal with controversies such as privacy issues in Google Street View and more. Here he discusses his first 18 months.
Alan Hunter is Professor of Asian Studies at Coventry University. In this talk he discusses the social, cultural and political impact that the internet has had on China- exploring a number of interesting case studies of web-enabled activism within the People's Republic.
To find out more about Professor Alan Hunter's work you can visit the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University http://www.coventry.ac.uk/peacestudy
The Intelligent City project has been developed as a way to help manage congestion in Birmingham. It demonstrates how the exploitation of technology can be a cost effective and innovative route to increase the usage of public transport during the morning peak and subsequently reduce levels of congestion.
Coventry University has developed this project with Birmingham City Council, Centro, Microsoft and Shoothill.
Pete Clifton is the head of BBC News Interactive and the BBC’s head of editorial development for multimedia journalism. He has been in charge of BBC News Interactive since 18 October 2005 - first as Chief Operating Officer then as controller.
The News Interactive department includes BBC News Online, the BBC News website, CBBC Newsround, the Ceefax teletext service, the digital text service, On This Day, BBC’s Interactive TV, the Action Network and a variety of news services to mobile phones and other mobile devices.
Here he discusses the future of multimedia journalism at the BBC.
Andrew Oliver is from Blitz Games.
Here he discusses what is going on in the games industry as part of the TV graphics day at Coventry School of Art and Design.
A documentary about a six week experiment in teaching and learning carried out by the Creative Computing Team in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University.
To find out more please visit Creative Computing at Coventry University
The Cogent Computing Applied Research Centre, based at Coventry University, UK, is at the forefront of British research in the field of pervasive sensing. The Centre was established with the aim of becoming the West Midland region's premier facility for research in Pervasive Computing.
In this project Dr James Brusey discusses how Cogent are working on using wireless sensors in bomb suits, in partnership with NP Aerospace.