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Early Career Researcher:Industry or Academia?


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The Northumbria IET On Campus Group is delighted to present two early career researchers who recently graduated from Northumbria University.

Date and Time

19 February 2018 - 14:30-16:30


Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - NE:Northumbria local network. Contact Dr Pep Canyelles-Pericas for more information.

About this event

The Northumbria IET On Campus Group is delighted to present two early career researchers who recently graduated from Northumbria University:
  • Mr Mustafa Al-Nassrawi - Software Developer, British Telecom 
  • Dr Paul A. Haigh - Senior Research Associate, University College London
Mr Al-Nassrawi received his BSc in Computer Engineering from Al-Mansour University College (MUC) in Baghadad, Iraq, in 2012, and a MSc in Microelectronics and Communications Engineering from Northumbria University in 2016. Prior this he worked as Field Engineer in the oil and gas sector in Iraq and UAE in 2012 to 2015. During his MSc he worked with the optical communications research group (OCRG) and published two scientific papers. His research focused on MIMO visible light communication systems, proposing a method for receiver positioning using a single transmitter. In 2016 he joined British Telecom (BT) as Network Design Engineer working with a team for designing the UK's core IP network. His current job title is Software Engineer working on the cloud infrastructure project BT-Voice Cloud for smart phone services. 
Dr Haigh received his BEng and PhD degrees from Northumbria University in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Between 2011 and 2012 he undertook the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship at the European Fellowship for Nuclear Research (CERN). During his PhD, he pioneered the topic of organic visible light communication with colleagues from University College London (UCL) and Siemens AG, improving data rates in the ultralow bandwidth organic photonic devices from kb/s to Mb/s. Between 2014-2016 he was a Research Associate within the High Performance Networks Group at the University of Bristol, working on reconfigurable agile network interfaces. He is currently a Senior Research Associate at UCL working on high speed polymer visible light communication systems, with particular focus in modulation, digital signal processing and healthcare applications. He has published over 50 scholarly papers since 2012, collecting 625 citations and a h-index of 16 to date. 


Seminar 14.30 to 16.30

Reasons to attend

Obtain first hand information from two early career researchers who recently graduated from Northumbria University.
The speakers will tell their story to inspire postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Refreshments will be provided. 

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

The event is provided with the support of Northumbria Careers and the collaboration of Northumbria IEEE Student Branch.

Registration information

Please register online


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