ENSEA Professor Scholarship Awarded to ITR Researcher

Reliable communications in emergency situations can be the difference between life and death. UniSA researcher awarded scholarship to find advances.

Senior Research Fellow at UniSA's Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR), Dr Ingmar Land has been awarded a 10 week visiting professor scholarship by Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Electronique et de ses Application (ENSEA), France, to further his work in distributed source coding.

In February Dr Land will visit the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, to work with Dr Claudio Weidmann a specialist in applied information theory for source coding and joint source-channel coding.

Dr Land says the visit will allow him to further his research currently being undertaken as part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Funded Project in the area of coding schemes for distributed data compression.

"The aim is to design, evaluate and implement efficient transmission strategies for reliable communication across cooperative wireless ad hoc networks.

"Advances in these areas will provide opportunities for emerging wireless applications that can be implemented in Australian public safety and emergency-area communications."

Director of UniSA's ITR, Professor Alex Grant said the scholarship follows in line with the ITR's commitment to collaborate with international researchers to achieve outcomes far beyond what can be achieved on our own.

"The award of an international scholarship is a prestigious achievement for not only Dr Land, but also the ITR," Professor Grant said. "Our researchers are increasingly being recognised on the world stage as leaders in their field."

Whilst in Paris, Dr Land will also attend the International Zurich Seminar in Switzerland and visit other European universities including The University of Cambridge, UK, the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.