Researchers from the School of Informatics deployed an experimental network based on long-distance WiFi, which enabled some of Scotland’s most remote communities to access superfast broadband for the first time.
Research carried out by the University’s Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) has resulted in the creation of more natural-sounding synthesised voices, benefiting patients requiring communication aids.
Research by Francisca Mutapi and her team led to changes to the WHO’s policies on mass drug administration programmes for the treatment of schistosomiasis, the continent's second most deadly parasitic infection.
Research on earthquake risk estimation and forecasting has directly impacted the policy recommendations of the International Commission on Earthquake Forecasting and, in turn, the policies of governments in numerous countries.
A Darwin Initiative mapping project in Belize has provided environmental organisations with valuable resources for biodiversity monitoring and plant identification in the country’s important savanna habitats.
Edinburgh’s expertise in supercomputing has led to the creation of standardised Message-Passing Interface programming, allowing software to be used across different hardware systems and unlocking new potential in parallel computing.