The Inside Track Lecture on Industrial Research

13 February 2014, 1.00 PM - 13 February 2014, 1.00 PM

Post-graduate and post-doctoral research is often seen as solely the province of universities and government agencies, but there is a strong and vibrant commercial research industry too.
This presentation will give an overview of post-graduate / post-doctoral research in general, highlight some of the differences between academic and industrial research, and give some insight into what the work actually involves (taking wireless telecoms research as a case study). Some ideas, advice and tips on paths to get to this career will also be given.

Whether you are an undergraduate interested in research, or a postgraduate looking for ideas about future career plans, this should be a fascinating lecture.

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014

Venue: Room 1.15 (Queen's Building)

Time: 1-2pm

Dr. Russell J. Haines is the Chief Laboratory Coordinator at Toshiba Research Europe's Telecommunications Research Laboratory in Bristol, UK. He holds a first-class BEng(Hons) degree and a PhD from the University of Bristol. He also holds over thirty patents; has published in many conferences and journals; and has been session chair, reviewer and on the technical programme committee for numerous conferences. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Chartered Engineer, a Eur Ing (European Engineer) and a Senior Member of both the IEEE and ACM.  He is also a member of the University of Bristol Court (the governing body of the University). More information is available at

The Inside Track Lecture is an industry lecture series aimed primarily at students. Speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge; they are typically University of Bristol graduates from the Faculty, and are asked to give the 'inside track' on what it is like to work in a particular industry or field. Talks will be of interest to students across the Faculty, and will all be followed by a Q&A session, the chance to meet the speaker over refreshments in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre Foyer and a related LinkedIn discussion.

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

*The Inside Track lectures are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email

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