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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.
A new recycling process that turns a by-product from waste incineration into lightweight, carbon-negative aggregate is helping companies meet environmental and sustainability targets and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
UCL researchers worked directly with police forces to spearhead the use of crime mapping and forecasting methods to prevent crime. In areas of implementation crimes such as burglary fell by 20–66%.
Crime prevention research at UCL has helped to shape policy and policing practice in the UK and internationally. We provide evidence, expertise and advice to support particular crime prevention initiatives and approaches to crime prevention.
Software that uses an innovative method for 3D turbomachinery design is helping manufacturers to develop more efficient equipment. A UCL spinout company, Advanced Design Technology, is a global leader in advanced turbomachinery design software.
A framework developed for Eurocontrol was instrumental in reaching agreement on how to integrate Europe’s air traffic management.
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.
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.
Two photo manipulation and processing methods developed at UCL have been used to improve photographic tools, including Adobe software.
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.