PAINLESS summer school a success
28 June 2021
Last month the PAINLESS European Training Network (ETN) of which UCL is a leading partner joined forces with the WINDMILL ETN to successfully deliver their 2021 summer school
Author: Robert Thompson, Institute Manager
Wireless Communication | Drone Communications | Machine Learning
Last month the PAINLESS European Training Network (ETN), of which UCL is a leading partner, joined forces with the WINDMILL ETN to successfully deliver their 2021 summer school.
PAINLESS and WindMill are two multi-partner ETN projects, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The two networks provide European wide training and research platforms exploring the topics of energy-autonomous portable network nodes, and machine learning for wireless networks respectively.
The PAINLESS and WindMill 2021 Summer school was a two-day online school open to all interested PhD students and researchers. The first day focused on technical content in the areas of drone communications, machine learning for wireless networks and energy aspects, with day 2 consisting of a half-day workshop on the topic of entrepreneurship.
Xiaoye Jing, Doctoral student within the PAINLESS ETN said:
"I found it extremely beneficial to hear presentations from other early stage researchers such as me. It helped me understand others’ research progress and find potential collaborations across researchers, along with leaning different approaches to the technical problems I face in my research.
"In addition presentations from experts across communication techniques and machine learning provided me with practical perspectives in my current research."
PAINLESS was launched in 2018 coordinated by UCL and led by Christos Massouros, ICCS member and Professor of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The Project has the visionary aim to establish a training and research platform to pioneer green, energy-autonomous portable network nodes which are self-subsistent and limitlessly-scalable, to satisfy future demands with minimal infrastructure.
Through training alongside research, the networks aim to produce the first generation of experts in a radically new wave of energy-autonomous networks that will revolutionise the wireless networking technology landscape and the plethora of associated vertical business sectors.