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Engineers create new ideas, blend them with existing ones, and turn them into products and services to meet the needs of the world and change it. The complexity of today's societies means that the range of challenges, ideas and techniques is unequalled in any other discipline.

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Peter Kirstein

Professor Peter Kirstein wins 2015 Marconi Society Prize

Professor Peter Kirstein, chair of Computer Communications Systems (UCL Engineering Sciences), has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Marconi Society Prize for his ‘tireless advocacy and pioneering technical contributions to computer networking which helped establish and expand the Internet in Europe and many other parts of the world.’ More...

Published: Apr 10, 2015 4:42:50 PM

HIV-1 infected T cell (purple) interacting with an uninfected target T cell (brown) during cell-to-cell spread at the virological synapse

HIV spreads like internet malware and should be treated earlier

A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. More...

Published: Apr 2, 2015 7:48:00 PM