On 19th June 2023, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, the former Chief Deputy Medical Officer for England, has given a fascinating lecture at Middlesex University in an event celebrating close diplomatic and educational ties between the UK and Vietnam.
One of the leading public figures in the fight against Covid-19, who has Vietnamese heritage, Sir Jonathan spoke about the many challenges when tackling the deadly virus and lessons to be learned for innovation and education, a topic is highly relevant to our ongoing project “Digital Twin for Health Care Resilience.“
The London Digital Twin Research Centre welcome the new appointment of Professor Azad M. Madni, a recipient of 2023 NAE Gordon Prize and 2023 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal, to be a member of the Advisory Board. It is exciting time ahead to work with Professor Madni in driving digital twin research forward in UK/Europe and world at large.
Azad M. Madni is a University Professor of Astronautics, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering in the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. The University Professor designation honours the university’s most accomplished, multi-disciplinary faculty, who have significant achievements in multiple technical disciplines. He is the holder of the Northrop Grumman Fred O’Green Chair in Engineering and the Executive Director of USC’s Systems Architecting and Engineering Program. He is the Founding Director of USC’s Distributed Autonomy and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He is also a Professor in USC’s Keck School of Medicine and Rossier School of Education. He is a faculty affiliate of the Keck School’s Ginsberg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics. He is the founder and CEO of Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc., a hi-tech company specialising in transdisciplinary model-based approaches for tackling complex sociotechnical systems problems. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honour society, and Omega Alpha Association, an international systems engineering honour society.
As part of the UK-India Future Networks Initiative (UKI-FNI) activities, Prof. K.V.S. Hari from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore paid a visit to our LDTRC today and exchanged ideas with our project team “Digital Twin for Open RAN towards 6G.” The meeting was also attended by Dr Mohammad Sadegh Fazel from University of East Anglia who are helping to connect the activities from our project with the UKI-FNI framework. Earlier in June, Dr Pradipta Biswas, who is leading the AR/VR/Digital research lab at IISc, also paid a visit to LDTRC as another of growing collaborative activities between IISc and LDTRC (Middlesex University).