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PhD student shares research with over 55 countries at global conference

Thu, 06 May 2021 16:19:00 BST
(Pictured above) Kweku hosting his online seminar which discusses his research
(Pictured above) Kweku hosting his online seminar which discusses his research

A PhD student was given the opportunity to speak at a global conference about his research – an event attended by viewers from more than 55 different countries.

PhD Researcher in Computing, Communications and Engineering Kweku Bram Larbi was invited to discuss his current research publication at the Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC).

His publication, which he worked on alongside multiple researchers, discusses “Intelligent Collision Avoidance and Manoeuvring System with the Use of Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence”. The aim of the research is to create and design a collision-avoidance driving system using the power of Artificial Intelligence.

The FICC (held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic) is a forum for researchers from both academia and industry to share their latest research contributions and exchange knowledge, with the common goal of shaping the future of Information and Communication.

Kweku feels very privileged to have had the opportunity to speak at such a renowned conference. He said: “I feel honoured to have had such an opportunity to share my research and be able to interact and create connections with other researchers worldwide.

It is very motivating and enlightening being able to share this research. Knowing the future prospects of my research are promising and relevant ​to technological advancement and health and safety.

It is also encouraging to know that this research is of interest to others within and out of the academic circles.”

Despite the limitations of virtual events, Kweku still had the opportunity to interact with viewers of his talk. He said: “It went great generally - very well organised. 

Presentations were pre-recorded, but I had the pleasure of interacting with participants during my session's time slot live via the Whova.com platform, on which the event was hosted.”

Continuing with his research, Kweku is hoping to one day produce a working prototype system and test it in a real life environment.

Kweku’s FICC talk can be viewed on Youtube and examples of his previous research can be viewed on Research Gate

 

By Rachael McAlonan

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