Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Professor Mahesan Niranjan

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Professor Mahesan Niranjan

ECS, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom. SO17 1BJ

Position: Academic staff in Other (non-ECS but in our database)
Extension: 23021
Telephone: Work (Voice): +44 (0)23 8059 3021
Email: mn at ecs dot soton dot ac dot uk
Homepage: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/mn
URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/11234 [browse]

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Biography

I joined the University of Southampton in February 2008 as a professor in the School of Electronics and Computer Science and served as Head of the Information: Signals, Images and Systems (ISIS) research group. This is the only research group I know of which has a colon (':') in its name, which must be something special, but I could never figure out what it was.

The group has now been absorbed into the Communications, Signal Processing and Control research group, of which I am a harmless member.

Prior to joining Southampton, I have worked for the University of Cambridge as a Lecturer in Information Engineering (1990-1998), and the University of Sheffield as Professor of Computer Science (1999-2007). At Sheffield I also served as Head of Computer Science (Feb 2002 - Aug 2004) and Dean of Engineering (Aug 2006 - Jan 2008). I have fun memories from these periods of what now feels like 'extended maternity leave': Presentation to senior management, self-evaluation, and presentation to Faculty Board of Engineering.

Here are slides of an introduction at Friday lunch staff meeting, and a talk about league tables.

Here is a recent one about the stochastic nature of winning research grants.

Here is a recent talk to the ISIS PostGrad Conference on "Why I supervise PhD students?"

Here you can find some amateur pieces relating to Sri Lankan politics, of which I am particularly pleased with this poem.

Duties

Chair of Staff Student Liaison Committee of the School of Electronics and Computer Science

Qualifications

BSc (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MEE (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), PhD (Cambridge, England)

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