Staff and students from Electronics and Computer Science often feature in the news for their research, achievements and expert opinion. Here are some you may have seen:
Fresh scientific direction from a Southampton cyber expert is advancing secure cloud computing solutions for the public sector in an EU research and innovation programme
Successful trials of Chariot, a unique new system that simultaneously records temperature, humidity and energy use in the home, have opened the way for low-income households to save money while reducing risks to their health.
Web and Internet Science (WAIS) researchers from the University of Southampton have been involved in developing essential provenance software for the award-winning ORCHID project.
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The growing cyber security threat posed by the increasing interconnectivity of smart devices is to be examined by a new Research Chair based at the University of Southampton.
Researchers from the University of Southampton are to develop software that can monitor the equipment, fuel and energy performance of a ship at sea.
The ORCHID project, a major research project involving the University of Southampton, took top prize in the data and connectivity category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards this week.
Dr Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn, a seasoned fantasy football competitor discusses his system for getting a team into the top 1% of the field
Southampton to showcase world-leading aerospace research and expertise at Farnborough International Airshow
A Southampton team from ECS has won the 'Best Innovative Applications Paper' award at this year’s AAMAS conference.
An ECS academic will participate in the world’s largest project to expand and update our understanding of evolutionary biology.
Evolution may be more intelligent than we thought, according to Professor Richard Watson of ECS
Researchers from ECS are working on a ‘smart’ thermostat to help UK households save money on their energy bills
Nick Jennings, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, has been made Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for his services to computer science and national security science.
The University of Southampton is to work closely with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to develop cybersecurity solutions for smart traffic control systems.
Evolution may be more intelligent than we thought, according to Professor Richard Watson of ECS.
The University of Southampton is launching a Cyber Security Academy to help make government, businesses and consumers more resilient to cyber-attack.
Professor mc schraefel writes for The Conversation about Facebook’s new intelligent assistant, M, and how such services could be shrinking our online options
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified easy-to-use techniques to configure IoT objects
University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of a new science that is finding ways in which computers can work intelligently in partnership with people.
Southampton’s MSc in Cyber Security is one of just six UK university degree programmes to receive certified status by GCHQ in 2015.
The University of Southampton is to play a major role in helping to boost the UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of robotics and autonomous systems.
The University of Southampton’s world-leading achievements in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence will be celebrated at a special event in London this week to mark the inaugural lecture of Professor Nick Jennings, who has been awarded a Regius Professorship in Computer Science.
Regius Professor Nick Jennings has been selected to advance the world-leading teaching and research of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton.
Joulo, a spin-out from the University of Southampton, has been acquired by Quby, Europe’s leading developer of smart thermostats and energy displays.
The University of Southampton has come out top in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.
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).
A University of Southampton student has achieved third place – and best in the UK – in the ninth annual International Microelectronics Olympiad.
New research has found that malicious behaviour is the norm in crowdsourcing competitions — even when it is in everyone’s interest to cooperate.
Southampton researchers are aiming to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and reduce carbon emissions in the country’s non-domestic buildings.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped to develop a new web application for gathering evidence during natural disasters, which will enable more effective emergency response.
The University of Southampton is pleased to announce that Nick Jennings, Professor of Computer Science and a Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government, has been appointed as its first Regius Professor in Computer Science.
Dr. Long Tran-Thanh, 30, a research fellow at University of Southampton, hailing from Hue, Vietnam (but grew up in Budapest, Hungary), is attending Parliament to present his science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 17 March.
‘Choose the Earth’, is the message of James Dyke’s latest headline article in The Conversation, ‘not because it is easy, but because it is hard.’
A University of Southampton student has received national recognition from the British Computer Society (BCS) for his research into multi agent systems. This is the third student from the university’s Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) research group to win a Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC) award for his thesis, in conjunction with the BCS.
An article on the value of wasps by Dr James Dyke, Lecturer in Complex Systems Simulation, and a members of the Agents, Interaction and Complexity research group in ECS, appears in today’s edition of The Conversation, a new online news source from UK universities.
Muddasser Alam from the Agents, Interaction, and Complexity Group received an award at the recent Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS) conference, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, for his paper Cooperative Energy Exchange for the Efficient Use of Energy and Resources in Remote Communities.
Has life on Earth simply been lucky in withstanding events or are there any self-stabilising processes operating in the Earth system that would reduce the severity of such perturbations?...
Researchers from Electronics and Computer Science have released a smartphone app designed to help in the search for a rare cicada found only in the New Forest National Park.
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A PhD researcher from the University of Southampton’s Institute of Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS) in ECS has been featured in a BBC story looking at a potential major flamingo breeding event in Tanzania.
Sarah Ward is studying the relationship between East African lakes and lesser flamingo populations, and is based at ICSS and the University’s Geography division.
Her expert opinion is featured in a BBC news story commenting on early reports that hundreds of thousands of flamingos are gathering at Lake Natron, in Tanzania, making it potentially the most significant breeding event since 2007.
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09 November 2012
ECS researchers are developing a smartphone app that will be able to help conservationists discover if a highly endangered insect has become extinct or not.
‘Energy avatars’ in our homes that could advise us on how best to use our energy, and even prompt us on changing appliances to gain better cost savings, are part of the future of energy use described by Professor Nick Jennings in a new video on the BBC website.
Researchers from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton are designing incentives for collection and verification of information to make crowdsourcing more reliable.
Researchers at ECS-Electronics and Computer Science have devised a novel method for forming virtual power plants to provide renewable energy production in the UK.
Research on drone technology and disaster management led by Professor Nick Jennings and highlighted by the BBC could prove vital in improving the response of emergency services and populations to disaster management.
A group of computer scientists from the UAE, US and UK have won a seemingly impossible worldwide challenge: to track down five ‘suspects’ of a jewel heist in five different cities within 12 hours. Their win redefines the limits of technology-mediated social mobilization and rapid information gathering.
Researchers from the University of Southampton will be collaborating with scientists from Masdar Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to tackle the MyHeartMap Challenge, using social network and crowdsourcing.
Researchers in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton have launched new software which allows organisations to develop evacuation plans using a combination of crowdsourcing and computer simulations.
An energy quiz which tests people's knowledge of the amount of energy used by devices and processes, such as lights on the Christmas tree, has been developed by researchers in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton.
A working robot controlled by a slime mould, and designed and built in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, will play a starring role in a major BBC4/Discovery Channel series to be aired from tomorrow (Tuesday 6 December).
Researchers from the ORCHID project will present their work on the use of computerised agents for home energy management and disaster responses this week at TechWorld, the UK's leading technology event.
The University of Southampton is one of six universities in the UK which will be hosting this year's 'Silicon Valley comes to the UK' appathon event.
Researchers at ECS-Electronics and Computer Science have developed a mechanism which uses smart computerised agents to control energy storage devices in the home, resulting in energy savings of up to 16 per cent.
Robot trading agents, which already dominate the foreign exchange markets, have now been definitively shown to beat human traders at the same game.