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To increase their knowledge and experience of the workplace, the majority of our students will take up summer internships throughout their degree.

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Our undergraduate programmes offer a grounding in the essentials plus a range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your study


Brewer, Stephen and Frey, Jeremy (2014) Personal propensity profile for risk: me and my digital aura - P3fR At 7th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM '14), United States. 24 - 28 Feb 2014. 4 pp.

Brewer, Steve and Rees, David (2015) Exploiting the potential of creative, digital business clusters: a strategic leadership challenge , Southampton, GB University of Southampton 18pp.

Brewer, Steve and Rees, David (2013) Bournemouth Digital Pier , Southampton, GB University of Southampton 70pp.


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I'm a PhD student in the Vision, Learning and Control Group at the University of Southampton. My supervisors are Professor Mahesan Niranjan and Dr Bing Chu. I have a 1st class degree in MEng Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton, and I have also worked as a software developer in industry.


Research interests

My main focus is in applying machine learning methods to financial data. Currently I am working on covariance estimation and graphical models.


Conferences attended



Millington, Tristan and Niranjan, Mahesan (2017) Robust portfolio risk minimization using the graphical lasso


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Applications of Energy-Driven Computing

MSc Embedded Systems student, Uvis Senkans, has been researching a battery-free bicycle computer measuring cycling speed, distance and time, that is powered entirely from the energy harvested from a small magnet mounted on the wheel.

Find out about the MSc in Embedded Systems


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