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Ongoing Projects

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Virtual Power Plant with Artificial intelligence for Resilience and Decarbonisation

Funding: £1,845,327                   Duration: 1 May 2023 – 31 Mar 2025
Durham Team: Prof. Hongjiang Sun (PI), Dr. Anish Jindal (Co-I), and Dr. Gagangeet Singh Aujla (Co-I).
Academic Partners: University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, Northumbria University
Industry Partners: TNEI, Northumbrian Water, Kinewell Energy, CFMS Services Ltd, Equinor, MithraSol, Durham County Council, National Grid ESO, DVV GL, Siemens pls (UK), Northern Powergrid
Website Link: https://www.vppward.com/
EPSRC LInk: EP/Y005376/1

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CHEDDAR: Communications Hub for Empowering Distributed clouD computing Applications and Research

Funding: £ 3,028,049. Duration: 1 July 2023 – 30 Jun 2026
Hub PI: Professor Julie McCann, Vice-Dean (Research) for Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering
Durham Team: Prof. Hongjiang Sun (PI), Dr Aissa Ikhlef (Co-I), Dr. Gagangeet Singh Aujla (Co-I), Dr. Anish Jindal (Co-I), and Dr. Wanqing Tu (Co-I)
Academic Partners: Imperial College London (Lead), University of Glasgow, University of York, University of Leeds, Cranfield University
Weblink: EP/X040518/1

Course Development in Edge Computing and Analytics 2.0

Funding Agency: The British Council
Funding: £30,000 Duration: 2022-2024
Durham Team: Dr Anish Jindal (PI)
Partners: Cardiff University, UK; Galala University, Egypt; TKH, Egypt
Description: This project aims to develop course on edge computing and analytics 2.0 between UK and Egyptian universities and develop collaboration in order to build edge applications on smart cities, smart grids, water and energy management to achieve SDG goals.

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Traffic Management In Smart Cities Using IoT For Reducing Carbon Emissions

Funding Agency: The Royal Society, Scheme: International Exchanges
Funding: £12,000 Duration: 2022-2024
Durham Team: Dr Anish Jindal (PI), Dr Gagangeet Singh Aujla (Co-I)

Partner: Dr. Luca Foschini, University of Bologna, Italy

Description: This project aims to provide an IoT-based transportation system which will contribute to the good health and well-being of citizens as well as provide better overall traffic flow in densely populated cities which helps the environment by reducing the harmful carbon emissions.

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Carbon-Intelligent Computing for handling Uncertainties in Data Centers

Funding Agency: Durham SeedCorn Award
Funding: £11,552 Duration: 2022-2023

Durham Team: Dr Gagangeet Singh Aujla (PI), Dr Anish Jindal (Co-I), and Prof. Hongjian Sun (Co-I).

Partners: Prof. Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK and Dr. Angelos Marnerides, University of Glasgow, UK

Programmable, secure and resilient IoT communication networks for smart grid

Funding Agency: The Royal Society, Scheme: International Exchanges
Funding: £12,000 Duration: 2022-2024
Durham Team: Dr Anish Jindal (PI)
Partner: Dr. Nurul Sarkar, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Description: This project aims to provide an Programmable, secure and resilient IoT communication networks for smart grid.

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Resilient Self and Dynamic Data Stream Spanning Structures

Funding Agency: The Royal Society, Scheme: International Exchanges
Funding: £12,000 Duration: 2022-2024
Durham Team: Dr Amitabh Trehan (PI)
Partner: Dr. Michael Elkin,  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
Description: This project aims to provide an Resilient Self and Dynamic Data Stream Spanning Structures.

Completed Projects

ACUTE (Algorithms for Computing with Uncertainty – Theory and Experiments)

Funding Agency: EPSRC
Funding: £401,205 (EP/S033483/) and £191,339 (EP/S033483/2)
Duration: EP/S033483/1: 01/11/2019-19/09/2021, EP/S033483/2: 20/09/2021-31/10/2023
Durham Team: Prof. Thomas Erlebach (PI) and Dr Amitabh Trehan (Co-I)

PostDoc: Konstantinos Dogeas (since September 2022)

Visiting Researchers and Collaborators:

Ex-Staff: Michael Hoffmann, University of Leicester (co-PI, until June 2021) and Murilo Santos de Lima (post-doc, until April 2021)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/thomas-erlebach/home/acute