Three Queen's researchers reach finals of mobile tech award

  • Three researchers from Queen's University Belfast have made the finalist list for the prestigious Mobile World Scholar Challenge global challenge, with finals taking place on February 27th.

    The finalists for the global Mobile World Scholar Challenge competition have been announced, and Queen's University Belfast's researchers have managed to take an impressive three of the five spots in the final. The three finalists are Dr Niall McLaughlin, Nan Wang, and Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi from the QUB Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.

    The three are working on a wide range of cutting-edge emerging tech fields such as Deep Learning for Mobile Malware Detection, Multi-Access Edge Computing, and 5G Network infrastructure. They'll head to finals of the competition at MWC19 in Barcelona, Spain on 27 February 2019, the world's largest mobile tech event with over 2,400 companies and 100,000 people in attendance.

    Finalist Nan Wang, Postgraduate Research Student at ECIT, described her cutting-edge research: "I have designed an Edge Computing system and developed a software framework for providing computing services on the system. Through this system multiple traditionally Cloud-hosted applications are able to service users from their adjacent places such as a home router. Consequently, delays experienced by application users are reduced."

    Source: QUB Press Release

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