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Towering achievement for University of Bradford engineer


Being sent to the Tower of London proved to be a rewarding experience for University of Bradford broadband engineer Costas Kyriacou.

The Tower was the location for the SCTE’s (Society for Broadband Professionals) Annual Gala Dinner and 2015 Individual Achievement Awards, where Costas was presented with the Richard Harris Member of the Year award.*

The award recognised both his commitment to the society, where he is a Fellow and member of the executive, and to his professional work. The citation said ‘his dedication, commitment and attention to detail in all aspects of testing, test development and product/system evaluation are well known as well as his honest appraisal of equipment.’

Costas is currently a research engineer with the Future Ubiquitous Networks Research Group led by Professor Fun Hu of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing Science, supporting the Innovate UK-funded project Harmonised Radio and Networks (HARNet). Bradford’s role in this project is to develop software for automated testing of aeronautical communications equipment to replace time-consuming and labour-intensive manual testing.

He said: “The Richard Harris Award was totally unexpected and I was extremely proud and humbled that the SCTE Executive found me a worthy recipient of this honour.”

Professor Fun Hu said: “I am extremely delighted for Costas. I am fortunate to have him in my research group. His extensive industrial experience has brought new insight to our work from an industrial perspective.”

*The Richard Harris Award is given in memory of distinguished previous members of the SCTE, Society for Broadband Professionals.

Costas (right) is pictured receiving his award from SCTE president Roger Blakeway.