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  • Communicating over the internet: voice-over-IP, videoconferencing and instant messaging

    Pioneering UCL research into multimedia communications over the internet led to the development of techniques central to many of today’s multimedia communications, including voice-over-IP, videoconferencing and instant messaging.

  • Fast, cheap and reliable banking: automated verification of over-the counter derivatives trading

    An automated system for validating over-the-counter derivatives trading has reduced the risks facing financial institutions making such transactions, by cutting the time required to confirm a trade from 10 days to just one day.

  • Effective computer security: the human-centred approach

    The human-centred approach to computer security developed at UCL has transformed the delivery of effective security by UK government and industry, forming the cornerstone of security practices in corporations around the world.

  • New photo and special effects processing for photographers

    Two photo manipulation and processing methods developed at UCL have been used to improve photographic tools, including Adobe software.

  • Visualising the brain’s communications networks

    Brain surgeons are using open-source software to help them avoid damaging major pathways in the brain during neurosurgery, greatly reducing the risk of patients experiencing permanent cognitive damage, for example in visual, verbal or motor skills.

  • A better fit for all

    UCL’s pioneering use of 3D body surface scanning and national anthropometric surveys has helped clothing manufacturers to improve fit and reduce the time taken to produce new lines.

  • A new method of assessing atrophy progression in Alzheimer’s disease: the Boundary Shift Integral technique

    UCL’s Boundary Shift Integral technique changed how pharmaceutical trials in Alzheimer’s disease are conducted and has become the industry standard.

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