Francesca De Simone awarded with UK Royal Society International Exchanges 2018 Grant
Publication date: 11-09-2018
Distributed and Interactive System (DIS) researcher Francesca De Simone and University College of London (UCL) Assistant Professor Laura Toni have been awarded a Royal Society International exchanges 2018 grant for the project titled “User-centric omnidirectional video streaming for VR”.
The International Exchanges Scheme is designed to offer a flexible platform for UK-based scientists to interact with the best scientists around the world. Funds for a contribution towards travel, subsistence and research expenses allow for bilateral visits to strengthen emerging collaborations.
Francesca De Simone joined CWI’s DIS research group in February 2018. Research at DIS focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. They address key problems for society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content, people and devices. The group uses recognized scientific methods, following a full-stack, experimental and human-centered approach.