University of Edinburgh
Role in Project:
- Project coordination;
- Leader of WP1 and Information-theoretic studies
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a public research university located in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the 6th in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is ranked the top rated in Scotland and the 6th and 7th in Europe according to the 2011 QS and Times Higher Education Ranking. Globally, the 2011 QS rankings placed the university 20th in the world. It is the only Scottish university to be a member of both the elite Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 of Europe's most prominent and renowned research universities. In addition, the University has both historical links and current partnerships with prestigious academic institutions in the United States and Canada, including members of the Ivy League.
Institute for Digital Communications (IDCoM) develops basic theory, techniques and algorithms for signal processing and communications systems. Through the Centre for Communication Interface Research (CCIR), IDCoM collaborates with the financial sector to research usability engineering and the human-machine interface. Within the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics, IDCoM forms part of the Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing (joint institute between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University).