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One of the smart thermostat designs running on a tablet
05 February 2016

Smart thermostat puts energy money saving at household fingertips

Researchers from ECS are working on a ‘smart’ thermostat to help UK households save money on their energy bills


27 January 2016

Faculty Professors among Britain’s ‘Most Influential’

Four Academics within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering have again been named in the prestigious Debrett’s 500 for 2016.


12 January 2016

Professor Nick Jennings appointed Vice Provost at Imperial College London

Professor Nick Jennings is to leave the University to become Vice Provost (Research) at Imperial College London from 4 April 2016.


06 January 2016

Future Worlds at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Future Worlds, a start-up platform and incubator at the University of Southampton, will be showcasing products to a global audience at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show


Professor Nick Jennings
23 December 2015

University of Southampton Professor receives New Year Honour

Nick Jennings, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, has been made Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for his services to computer science and national security science.


Dr Federica Paci
21 December 2015

Funding to help Southampton students protect the UK against cyber-attacks

The University of Southampton is to share in £500,000 of funding to provide students with the skills to help protect the UK against cyber-attacks.


21 December 2015

Southampton links with Singapore to address cyber threats

The University of Southampton is to work closely with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to develop cybersecurity solutions for smart traffic control systems.


21 December 2015

Southampton web specialist develops software that creates Minecraft images of English towns using open data

Minecraft enthusiasts can recreate virtual versions of their home towns by combining publicly-available open data with a new tool developed by a web specialist at the University of Southampton.


Professor Richard Watson
18 December 2015

Is evolution more intelligent than we thought?

Evolution may be more intelligent than we thought, according to Professor Richard Watson of ECS.


Nanotechnology research in the University's cleanrooms
11 December 2015

New International Consortium of Nanotechnologies offers £750k for PhD Studentships

The new International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (ICoN) – led by the University of Southampton and supported by a multimillion pound grant by Lloyd’s Register Foundation – has announced its first call for funding. Funding of up to £50k each for fifteen PhD studentship places is now on offer to academia and industry.


Dr Reuben Wilcock launching Future Worlds
10 December 2015

Future Worlds: a new start-up culture

A new initiative that brings together University of Southampton researchers, millionaire entrepreneurs, successful start-ups and aspiring student innovators was launched on Tuesday evening at Prince Philip House, London.


Aaron Pang, Tim Kent, Wen Yee Tey, Prof Pandeli Temarel, Yiqian Hui
10 December 2015

Malaysian students excel to receive Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships

Top performing EEE students from the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus have each been awarded prestigious Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships for 2015-16


Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado
03 December 2015

ECS PhD alumnus wins IET doctoral dissertation prize

Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado, alumnus of Electronics and Computer Science, has received this year’s IET Control and Automation Doctoral Dissertation Prize


 Neil Chue Hong, Software Sustainability Institute
01 December 2015

Research software receives £3.5m cross-council support

The Software Sustainability Institute receives £3.5m cross-council funding to continue valuable support for the UK's research software community.


27 November 2015

Southampton aims to help realize Europe’s Open Data potential

The University of Southampton is part of the new European Data Portal, launched last week to help realize the potential of Europe’s Open Data.


Pictured: Dr Ibañez and Llorenç Vaquer (second and third from left) with organizers at the Open Data Mashup Challenge
25 November 2015

Southampton team tackles Open Data Mashup Challenge for the student journey

Southampton was one of five universities selected to participate in the first Open Data Mashup Day, themed on 'Enhancing the Student Journey', and held in London last week.


Optical fibre drawing in the Cleanroom Complex
25 November 2015

Southampton to lead £10 million national Manufacturing Hub

The University of Southampton is to lead one of two £10 million research centres that will transform the UK’s manufacturing industries through the use of photonics, the science and technology of light.


24 November 2015

ECS students and researchers win prestigious awards from National Microelectronics Institute

Staff and students from the University of Southampton won two prestigious awards at the National Microelectronics Institute annual dinner and prizegiving event, held last week.


Jo Johnson MP
23 November 2015

University and Science Minister opens world-leading laboratories

Jo Johnson MP, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, formally opened new world-leading teaching and computing facilities at the University of Southampton


Josh Oldfield (left) and Dominic Maskell
18 November 2015

ECS students maintain outstanding record in UKESF Scholar of the Year final

For the fifth year in succession – and since the competition began – ECS students will feature as finalists for the title ‘United Kingdom Electronic Skills Foundation Scholar of the Year’.