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18 December 2014

REF2014: World-leading research in Electronics and Computer Science

The University of Southampton has come out top in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.


Prof Michael Butler
15 December 2014

Launch of ADVANCE marks new phase in development of cyber-physical systems

Scientists from Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton are part of a consortium launching a new systems engineering framework, set to revolutionise the design, verification and validation of complex cyber-physical systems.


Philip Basford setting up the system in the Louvre
12 December 2014

ECS imaging system in use in the British Museum and the Louvre

A special imaging system has been delivered to the British Museum and the Louvre. The "reflectance transformation imaging" domes use 76 LED lights and a high quality digital SLR camera to capture unique images of ancient artefacts.


Lettuce on Mars project team
10 December 2014

Southampton students aiming to put the first life on Mars

Lettuce on Mars, a student project from the University of Southampton Spaceflight Society, has reached the finals of an international competition, run by Mars One, to land experiments on Mars.


Professor Mike Wald
10 December 2014

Southampton wins further national funding to open up access to STEM subjects for students with disabilities

An innovative University of Southampton project to open up access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects for students with learning disabilities and print disabilities such as visual impairments and dyslexia has proved such a success that it has been awarded further funding to develop the idea from concept to prototype or demonstrator.


01 December 2014

Professor Dame Wendy Hall appointed to new international council

Southampton Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been named as a founding member of a new International Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (iCAIR).


Aaron Pang, Stephen Chai and Yiqian Hui
21 November 2014

ECS students in Malaysia receive Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships

The top three performing students from Year One, Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC) have each been awarded prestigious Lloyd’s Register Foundation scholarships.


Professor m.c. schraefel
13 November 2014

goFIT challenge gets clean bill of health

The University of Southampton’s goFIT activity and movement challenge has been recognised as an example of best practice by the European Network of Academic Sport Services (ENAS).


Josh Oldfield, ECS student and UKESF Scholar of the Year finalist
11 November 2014

Fifth ECS student in UKESF Scholar of the Year final

For the fourth year in succession, a student in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton has been named as a finalist for the title ‘United Kingdom Electronic Skills Foundation Scholar of the Year’.


Zoltán Beck
30 October 2014

World 3rd for ECS Student in International Microelectronics Competition

A University of Southampton student has achieved third place – and best in the UK – in the ninth annual International Microelectronics Olympiad.


Professor William Webb, IET President 2014-15
13 October 2014

ECS graduate heads UK's leading engineering body

Many congratulations to Professor William Webb, ECS graduate and Visiting Professor, who began his term of office this month as President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


Hugh Davis
09 October 2014

Breaking the Mould: how technologies change the way we learn

Professor Hugh Davis will be giving his inaugural lecture, “Breaking the Mould: how technologies change the way we learn”, on Monday November 3rd 2014


Tom Bell
02 October 2014

Tom puts his computer theory into practice for everyday programming

ECS final-year student Tom Bell is already sharing the benefits of his undergraduate degree. Tom has written a beginners guide to practical programming, now available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book, and in paperback.


Tim Hughes
01 October 2014

TDHVL Researcher Tim Hughes Wins Consecutive Awards in 2014 Conferences

Tim Hughes , a member of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, has received multiple awards from conferences around the UK. Tim is a postgraduate researcher working on an interdepartmental research project Understanding Environmental Controls on the State of sub-seafloor High Voltage Cables, between the TDHVL and NOCS.


Ben Medlock, CTO of Swiftkey, opening speaker at EF Unhacked
29 September 2014

ECS supports major European student tech conference

ECS was a lead sponsor of the first pan-European student conference, held in London on Saturday 27 September.


Pete Lockhart
18 September 2014

Chemring Technology Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer Appointed Visiting Professor at University of Southampton

Pete Lockhart, Chief Technology Officer of Chemring Technology Solutions, has been appointed Visiting Professor in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton.


16 September 2014

Southampton professor elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Sheng Chen from the University of Southampton has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).


03 September 2014

Research finds crowdsourcing is vulnerable to malicious behaviour

New research has found that malicious behaviour is the norm in crowdsourcing competitions — even when it is in everyone’s interest to cooperate.


01 September 2014

Photonics Day 2014: celebrating the multidisciplinary nature of photonics research

Photonics Day is being re-launched by the Zepler Institute as a celebration of the truly multidisciplinary nature of photonics research


ECS students at Graduation 2013
29 August 2014

Excellent employment outlook for ECS graduates confirmed by DLHE results

ECS graduates have recorded outstanding success in the 2013 jobs market, according to results of the official DLHE survey (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education), released this month.