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University of Surrey

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Dorking, United Kingdom

The University of Surrey is a public research university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey, in the South East of England, United Kingdom. The university specializes in science, engineering, medicine and business. It received its charter on 9 September 1966, and was previously situated near Battersea Park in south-west London. The institution was known as Battersea College of Technology before gaining university status. Its roots however go back to the Battersea Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1891 to provide further and higher education for London's poorer inhabitants.The university conducts extensive research on small satellites and has a high number of staff who are members of learned societies. The university has recently expanded into China by launching the Surrey International Institute with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.The university's main campus is located on Stag Hill close to the centre of Guildford and adjacent to Guildford Cathedral. A second campus, at Manor Park, is located a short distance away and has been developed to expand upon existing accommodation, academic buildings and sporting facilities.The university is a major centre for satellite and mobile communications research. Recently, the British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a partnership between the University of Surrey, King's College London and the University of Dresden for the development of 5G technology.The university is a member of the Association of MBAs, the European University Association and Association of Commonwealth Universities. In tabloid magazine rankings, the University is ranked high consistently across The Times, the Guardian and the Sunday Times. According to the figures revealed by Higher Education Statistics Agency in 2014, the University of Surrey has the highest graduate employment rates recorded at a 96.9% beating the likes of Oxford University , University of Cambridge and King's College London .The university has 10 Fellows of the Royal Society, 21 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, one Fellow of the British Academy and 6 Fellows of the Academy of Social science. Wikipedia.

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University of Surrey | Date: 2017-07-05

A receiver for detecting a signal comprises an input module (31) for receiving a signal transmitted over a communications channel, the received signal comprising a plurality of observed signal components from a predetermined alphabet, and the input module arranged to receive information describing the transmission of the signal over the communications channel, an initialization module (40) for deriving first and second components of the received information describing the transmission of the signal, and for formatting the received signal for estimation by equalising a portion of the effect of transmission on the signal using the first derived component to generate a formatted signal comprising a plurality of formatted signal components, an error correction module (41) for determining the plurality of estimated signal components from the predetermined alphabet which are closest to the formatted signal components in a space defined using the second derived information component, and an error detection module (42) for receiving an estimation decision from the error correction module and determining whether the estimation decision contains one or more errors, the error detection module arranged to control the error correction module to correct an estimation decision error if one or more errors are determined, and to output a detected signal containing the estimated plurality of signal components if no error is determined. The receiver can offer near-optimum detection performance and excellent computational scalability for networks involving large number of antennas/data streams per channel. The present invention also provides a communications system and a signal receiving method.


Patent
University of Surrey | Date: 2017-04-12

A layer stack for growing graphene or carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is described. The layer stack comprises a substrate, a protective layer, and an attachment surface disposed therebetween. The protective layer is configured to allow carbon diffusion therethrough to the attachment surface, such that graphene or CNTs grow therefrom.


Patent
University of Surrey and Forschungsinstitut For Biologischen Landbau Fibl | Date: 2017-01-25

The invention relates to plant pathogenic infections, and to the treatment of oomycete pathogenic infections. The invention extends to novel antimicrobial compositions comprising inhibitors of oomycete pathogens, and their use in methods of treating or preventing infections with such pathogens, for example downy mildew of grapevine.


Patent
University of Surrey and Quortus Ltd | Date: 2015-12-04

The present application relates to a network element system for use in a wireless telecommunications network having a mobility management entity (MME), the network element system comprising: a first control entity; a second control entity; a first packet processing engine (PPE); and a second packet processing engine (PPE), wherein: the first control entity is configured to control the first PPE and the second control entity is configured to control the second PPE such that user plane traffic is routed through the first PPE and the second PPE; and the first control entity and the second control entity are located within a core network of the wireless telecommunications network, whilst the first PPE and the second PPE are located outside the core network.


Patent
University of Surrey and King's College London | Date: 2015-02-16

In embodiments of the present invention, periodic data is analysed by obtaining (S1) a vector of delay coordinates for each one of a plurality of samples of the periodic data in a time window, and transforming (S2) each of the vectors into a coordinate system comprising a plurality of predefined vectors, to obtain a projection of an attractor of the periodic data along one of the predefined vectors. The periodic data may be physiological data. In-formation representing one or more characteristics of the obtained attractor, which is of diagnostic value, is then displayed (S3) to enable a diagnosis.


Patent
Quortus Ltd and University of Surrey | Date: 2017-06-07

The present application relates to a network element system for use in a wireless telecommunications network having a mobility management entity (MME), the network element system comprising: a first control entity; a second control entity; a first packet processing engine (PPE); and a second packet processing engine (PPE), wherein: the first control entity is configured to control the first PPE and the second control entity is configured to control the second PPE such that user plane traffic is routed through the first PPE and the second PPE; and the first control entity and the second control entity are located within a core network of the wireless telecommunications network, whilst the first PPE and the second PPE are located outside the core network.


Patent
University of Surrey | Date: 2015-06-05

A layer stack for growing graphene or carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is described. The layer stack comprises a substrate, a protective layer, and an attachment surface disposed therebetween. The protective layer is configured to allow carbon diffusion therethrough to the attachment surface, such that graphene or CNTs grow therefrom.


Vyazovskiy V.V.,University of Surrey | Harris K.D.,University College London
Nature Reviews Neuroscience | Year: 2013

Sleep is universal in animals, but its specific functions remain elusive. We propose that sleep's primary function is to allow individual neurons to perform prophylactic cellular maintenance. Just as muscle cells must rest after strenuous exercise to prevent long-term damage, brain cells must rest after intense synaptic activity. We suggest that periods of reduced synaptic input ('off periods' or 'down states') are necessary for such maintenance. This in turn requires a state of globally synchronized neuronal activity, reduced sensory input and behavioural immobility-the well-known manifestations of sleep. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.


Rayman M.P.,University of Surrey
The Lancet | Year: 2012

Selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins that have a wide range of pleiotropic effects, ranging from antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to the production of active thyroid hormone. In the past 10 years, the discovery of disease-associated polymorphisms in selenoprotein genes has drawn attention to the relevance of selenoproteins to health. Low selenium status has been associated with increased risk of mortality, poor immune function, and cognitive decline. Higher selenium status or selenium supplementation has antiviral effects, is essential for successful male and female reproduction, and reduces the risk of autoimmune thyroid disease. Prospective studies have generally shown some benefit of higher selenium status on the risk of prostate, lung, colorectal, and bladder cancers, but findings from trials have been mixed, which probably emphasises the fact that supplementation will confer benefit only if intake of a nutrient is inadequate. Supplementation of people who already have adequate intake with additional selenium might increase their risk of type-2 diabetes. The crucial factor that needs to be emphasised with regard to the health effects of selenium is the inextricable U-shaped link with status; whereas additional selenium intake may benefit people with low status, those with adequate-to-high status might be affected adversely and should not take selenium supplements. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 25.77M | Year: 2017

ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities. The project will deliver the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES), a set of Techniques, Tools and Methodologies for interoperability at different layers between heterogeneous IoT Platforms and an Open Framework for providing Semantic Interoperability of IoT Platforms for AHA, addressing trustworthiness, privacy, data protection and security. User-demand driven interoperable IoT-enabled Active & Healthy Ageing solutions will be deployed on top of the AIOTES in every DS, enhancing and scaling up existing services, for the promotion of independent living, the mitigation of frailty, and preservation of quality of life and autonomy. ACTIVAGE will assess the socio-economic impact, the benefits of IoT-based smart living environments in the quality of life and autonomy, and in the sustainability of the health and social care systems, demonstrating the seamless capacity of integration and interoperability of the IoT ecosystem, and validating new business, financial and organizational models for care delivery, ensuring the sustainability after the project end, and disseminating these results to a worldwide audience. The consortium comprises industries, research centres, SMEs, service providers, public authorities encompassing the whole value chain in every Deployment Site.

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