Editing Archives

Sunny Bains is currently Editorial Director of Engineering Inspiration (ENGins). In the past she has been in charge of all of the following publications. She has also worked as a consultant for various organisations.

AISB Quarterly

Newsletter of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)

Bains edited this newsletter from the beginning of 2003 through the end of 2006 (Issues 112-123). For full contents and to download issues, please go to the AISBQ Archive.

Awareness Magazine

This was the magazine of the Awareness: Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems Future and Emerging Technologies Proactive Initiative, funded by the European Commission under FP7. It was created and edited by Bains from 2011-2013 and commissioned by Imperial College London. When the project ended, she was brought in to create the group’s next outreach project (FoCAS Reading Room, see below).

FoCAS Reading Room

This was a publication created for the Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems Future and Emerging Technologies Proactive Initiative funded by the European Commission under FP7, commissioned by Imperial College London. Unlike Awareness Magazine and PerAda Magazine which came before it, the Reading Room included curated books and articles as well as original content. The project ran from 2013-2016.

Electronic Imaging

Newsletter of SPIE’s International Technical Group on Electronic Imaging

Bains edited this newsletter since she founded it in 1991. It was eventually folded into SPIE Newsroom, of which she was Commissioning Editor. The following are links to downloadable issues of the newsletter only.

Issue 16.1, November 2005
Issue 15.2, June 2005
Issue 15.1, December 2004
Issue 14.2, May 2004
Issue 14.1, January 2004
Issue 13.2, June 2003
Issue 13.1, January 2003
Issue 12.2, June 2002
Issue 12.1, December 2001
Issue 11.2, June 2001
Issue 11.1, December 2000
Issue 10.2, May 2000

UCL Engineering Inspiration (ENGins)

Published by UCL Engineering (publication formerly known as The Briefing)

Bains founded this news site as The Briefing in 2011. Please see it online.

Holographics International

Founded by Sunny Bains in 1987, this magazine covered holographic science, art, and engineering.The title was eventually sold to SPIE in 1991. Hiring her as an editor, the society published two annual editions of the Holographics International Directory and Resource Guide.

Issue 1: Autumn 1987
Issue 2: Winter 1988
Issue 3: Spring 1988
Issue 4: Summer 1988
Issue 5: Spring 1989
Issue 6: Summer 1989
Issue 7: Winter 1989
Issue 8: Summer 1990

If you wish to buy back issues, please e-mail, explain which editions you need, and you’ll be sent a quote: there is no standard price as some issues are rarer than others and this will also change over time. One or two full sets and a single bound edition are currently available.

Holography

Newsletter of SPIE’s International Technical Group on Holography

Bains edited this newsletter since she founded the title in 1991. It was eventually folded into SPIE Newsroom, of which she was Commissioning Editor. The following are links to downloadable issues of the newsletter only.

Issue 16.2, December 2005
Issue 16.1, June 2005
Issue 15.2, December 2004
Issue 15.1, May 2004: Special Issue on Steve Benton
Issue 14.2, November 2003
Issue 14.1, May 2003
Issue 13.2, December 2002
Issue 13.1, May 2002
Issue 12.2, November 2001
Issue 12.1, May 2001
Issue 11.2, December 2000
Issue 11.1, June 2000
Issue 10.2, December 1999

Laser Focus World

A PennWell Publication

Bains was News Editor of Laser Focus World in 1992 and 1993.

Nanotechnology E-bulletin

Publication of SPIE’s International Technical Group on Nanotechnology

Bains has edited this e-bulletin since she founded the title in 2003. It was eventually folded into SPIE Newsroom, of which she was Commissioning Editor.

Issue 8, November 2005
Issue 7, September 2005
Issue 6, June 2005
Issue 5, March 2005
Issue 4, November 2004
Issue 3, September 2004
Issue 2, June 2004
Issue 1, March 2004

The Neuromorphic Engineer

Newsletter of Institute of Neuromorphic Engineering

Bains edited this newsletter since she founded the title in 2004. It was eventually moved online and then to social media at the end of 2012.

Volume 3 Number 2, March 2007
Volume 3 Number 1, May 2006
Volume 2 Number 2, December 2005
Volume 2 Number 1, March 2005
Volume 1 Number 2, November 2004
Volume 1 Number 1, February 2004

Optics in Information Systems

Newsletter of SPIE’s International Technical Group on Optics in Information Systems

Bains edited this newsletter since she founded the title Optical Computing in 1991 and eventually merged it with Signal and Image Processing. It was eventually folded into SPIE Newsroom, of which she was Commissioning Editor.

Issue 16.2, July 2005
Issue 16.1, February 2005
Issue 15.2, July 2004
Issue 15.1, February 2004
Issue 14.2, August 2003
Issue 14.1, March 2003
Issue 13.2, August 2002
Issue 13.1, May 2002
Issue 12.2, October 2001
Issue 12.1, April 2001
Issue 11.2, December 2000
Issue 11.1, May 2000

PerAda Magazine

Bains conceived and edited the publication of the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies Programme project related to pervasive and adaptive computation from 2008 to 2011. Happy with the project, Imperial College London commissioned Awareness Magazine when this was over.

Robotics and Machine Perception

Newsletter of SPIE’s International Technical Group on Robotics and Machine Perception

Bains has edited this newsletter since she founded the title in 1991. It was eventually folded into SPIE Newsroom, of which she was Commissioning Editor. The following are links to downloadable issues of the newsletter only.

Issue 13.2, October 2004
Issue 13.1, April 2004
Issue 12.2, September 2003
Issue 12.1, March 2003
Issue 11.2, July 2002
Issue 11.1, February 2002
Issue 10.2, August 2001
Issue 10.1, March 2001
Issue 9.2, November 2000
Issue 9.1, March 2000

The Science Reporter

Bains was editor of the online news service of The Association of British Science Writers in 2009 and 2010.

SPE PRO

The news site of SPE: The Society for Plastics Engineers, Bains created and ran the service (through Form & Content Media) from 2009 until 2018 when it was phased out.

SPIE Newsroom

This is the rolling news site of SPIE. Bains helped to develop the concept for the site and helped run it (through Form & Content Media) since it began in 2006 until 2017.

Consultancy

Dr. Bains has consulted for a number of public-interest and governmental organizations, including: