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EPSRC Reference: EP/T024593/1
Title: Smart Environments Research Facility
Principal Investigator: Lettice, Professor F
Other Investigators:
Laycock, Dr SD Huber, Dr KT Parr, Professor G
Finlayson, Professor G Day, Professor A Milner, Dr B
Wang, Dr W Buckley, Professor OJ Lines, Dr J
Ren, Dr Y Sami AK, Dr S Moulton, Professor V
Kulinskaya, Professor E Harvey, Professor R Cawley, Dr G
Bagnall, Professor A de la Iglesia, Professor B Taylor, Dr S
Mackiewicz, Dr M Aung, Dr M S H
Researcher Co-Investigators:
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Department: Computing Sciences
Organisation: University of East Anglia
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 10 January 2020 Ends: 08 July 2022 Value (£): 99,665
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Artificial Intelligence Image & Vision Computing
Information & Knowledge Mgmt Networks & Distributed Systems
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
05 Nov 2019 EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This multifunctional equipment request will contribute to a Smart Environments Research Facility at UEA and builds on EPSRC-facing research within the School of Computing Sciences at UEA and is made in the context of 3 of the Grand Challenges of the UK Industrial Strategy, namely (i) artificial Intelligence and data, (ii) ageing society and (iii) the future of mobility. The equipment requested will enhance the laboratory facilities in direct support of the research activities of established and early-career researchers and PhD students from across the School of Computing (CMP), and in support of projects linking with Norwich Medical School (MED) and the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV).

The equipment requested will enable the cohort of researchers to further develop and leverage their research with organisations such as Turing, BT , Quadram Institute and others linked to existing EPSRC Research Grants and position them to further develop new internationally leading proposals to EPSRC. A value add will be promotion of the Working Together agenda in support or research linked to joint EPSRC-NERC and EPSRC-BBSRC collaborations. In addition, we will also target opportunities under the joint EPSRC-Science Foundation Ireland Programme.

The facilities requested will enable us to generate more complex experiments that require increased multi-core compute, storage and higher speed network connections to generate better quality data and further our understanding of algorithmic performance and prototype models. Our five research laboratory groups in the School will benefit as follows and further examples are provided in the attached Case for Support and Appendices.
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