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AOUG Baroness Lee of Asheridge Award for Maths, Computing and Technology

2007 recipient Mark Dunsford

The Baroness Lee of Asheridge Award for Maths, Computing & Technology in 2007 went to Mr Mark Dunsford, who was the first recipient of this Award. 

Dr. John Newbury supported by Dr. Roger Jones introduced  Mark. Mark began his studies with The Open University in 1995, graduating with first class honours in 2000. His PhD research was on "Adaptive communications in mobile autonomous systems." Mobile autonomous systems are robotic devices. His initial plan to investigate 'rover' type vehicles operating in remote locations such as the ocean floor or another planet had to be trimmed to match the practical resources that were available. So he converged on to the area of robot football to provide the platform to develop his research interests.