The University of Southampton
  • Top in the UK for Impact in Computer Science with 100% classed as world-leading (REF 2021)
  • Engineering (including Electronic and Electrical) research rated 4th in the UK for GPA and Power
  • 1st in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2022)

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Our history dates from 1947, when Professor Eric Zepler founded the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Radio Engineering. 

In 2022 ECS celebrates its 75th Anniversary.

ECS celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Be prepared for challenges not yet imagined and jobs not yet thought of with our research led teaching and exceptional industry connections.

Our research

Research in Electronics and Computer Science is at the cutting-edge of knowledge, working on solutions to some of today's toughest challenges.

Research excellence

100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent

Centres of Excellence

Researchers from across Engineering and Physical Sciences are addressing national and global challenges in four new Centres of Excellence. These Centres are cross-disciplinary and will forge new links that transform the research landscape.

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  • 24 May 2022

    Southampton's Regius Professor of Computer...

    Southampton&#39;s <a href="https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/about/regius-professor">Regius Professor of Computer Science</a>, <a href="https://www.southampton.ac.uk/wsi/about/staff/wendy-hall.page">Professor Dame Wendy Hall</a>&#44; has been honoured by the world&#39;s largest educational and scientific computing society for her significant influence on the development of the Semantic Web and the field of Web Science.

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  • 24 May 2022

    Southampton professor receives the Eric E...

    Southampton Chair of Telecommunications Professor Lajos Hanzo has been recognised for his significant contributions to the development of the 3G&#44; 4G and 5G mobile communication solutions.

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  • 11 May 2022

    Transforming the lives and health of billions...

    Southampton Electronics and Computer Science &#40;ECS&#41; Assistant Professor Tasmiat Rahman is leading a project to transform the lives and health of around three billion people across the world who are using biomass stoves to cook food in their homes.

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  • Publications archive

    Latest ECS Publications

    Offline and online reconstruction for radio interferometric imaging - Xiaohao Cai, Luke Pratley and Jason D. McEwen
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2020 | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. | Item not available on this server.
    Ultrahyperbolic knowledge graph embeddings - Bo Xiong, Shichao Zhu, Mojtaba Nayyeri, Changjin Xu, Shirui Pan, Chuan Zhou and Steffen Staab
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2022 | Item not available on this server.
    Quantum approximate optimization algorithm based maximum likelihood detection - Jingjing Cui, Yifeng Xiong, Soon Xin Ng and Lajos Hanzo
    Type: Article | 2022
    Editorial a decade of green radio and the path to “net zero”: A United Kingdom perspective - John S. Thompson, Simon Fletcher, Vasilis Friderikos, Yue Gao, Lajos Hanzo, Mohammad Reza Nakhai, Timothy O'Farrell and Patricia Wells
    Type: Article | 2022
    Non-markovian reward modelling from trajectory labels via interpretable multiple instance learning - Joseph Early, Tom Bewley, Christine Evers and Sarvapali Ramchurn
    Type: Article | 2022