ECS, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom. SO17 1BJ
Position: Academic staff in Communications, Signal Processing and Control
Telephone: Work (Voice): +44 (0)23 8059 3021
Email: mn at ecs dot soton dot ac dot uk
URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/11234 [browse]
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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 perioeds of what now feels like 'extended maternity leave': Presentation to senior management, self-evaluation, and presentation to Faculty Board of Engineering.
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?"
Chair of Staff Student Liaison Committee of the School of Electronics and Computer Science
BSc (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MEE (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), PhD (Cambridge, England)