Computer Science student hopes to shape the future of wireless technology, robotics and AI thanks to mobility awards

  • Date

    Wed 20 Feb 19

Elena Nisioti

PhD student Eleni Nisioti has been chosen to complete a research stay at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

The YERUN Research Mobility Awards (YRMA) allows academics from international institutions to work together on research projects and share ideas.

Eleni Nisioti is a PhD student from the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Essex and specialises in the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

She applied to take part in the scheme to start collaborations with other academics and deepen her understanding of AI.

She said: “Having been chosen out of 88 fellow ambitious researchers at this early stage of my academic career, I feel eager to pursue a collaboration in my research area.”

Eleni will travel to Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain in May and will work with teams to shape the future of wireless technology, robotics and AI.

The work with these research groups will mean Eleni will learn more about how technology can transform our everyday surroundings and improve our lives.

Eleni also hopes the research stay will lead to further collaborative opportunities.

She said: “Despite feeling hesitant to venture into a research collaboration at the beginning, I am now looking forward to presenting my work to a wider academic audience and believe that it is never too early in your academic career to share your ideas.”

“Although the stay at Barcelona will only last for two weeks, we are hoping for a fruitful collaboration that will extend beyond this timeline.”

The call for the YERUN Research Mobility Awards opens every October. If you are interested in applying, please visit the YERUN website