I Visit our Malaysian Campus to Help with Admissions28th August 2013
I have just returned from a week's visit to the University of Southampton's campus in Malaysia (USMC). The campus is part of EduCity@Iskandar Nusjaya, just a few minutes across the bridge from Singapore. I am the Senior Admissions Tutor for the EEE degree at USMC (and in the UK), and so this was a fantastic opportunity for me to find out more about the admissions process in Malaysia
Me at the On-Campus Educity Sports Facilties
During the visit, I helped with one of their Open Days, receiving many interested applicants to the campus for the day, to show them the fantastic opportunities and facilities that we have on offer at USMC. I also recorded footage for a dedicated USMC 'virtual visit day', to supplement the videos that I recorded last year about our UK campus.
In October 2013, we will be delivering our highly-rated Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) degree course in Malaysia: a four year 2+2 MEng EEE degree where students spend the first two years studying in Malaysia before transferring to Southampton, UK, for the final two years. The EEE programme at USMC is identical to that offered at the Southampton campus, including the duplication of the outstanding ECS undergraduate laboratory facilities in Malaysia.
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Davide's Hunt for Cicadas in Slovenia20th June 2012
The New Forest Cicada is an insect native to the UK in great danger of becoming extinct. Several entomologists have searched for it in the past few years, but no sighting has been confirmed for over a decade. However, the area where the cicada could be found is vast, extending to the entire New Forest. This cicada makes a high-pitched call that is difficult for humans to hear.
Davide's research is investigating whether pervasive sensing technology can leverage the smartphones of visitors to t... [more]
Presenting at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival7th June 2013
It was a great pleasure to have been invited to speak at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival 2013. I took part in a panel session exploring the background and future possibilities of Energy Harvesting with Dr Paul Mitcheson and heart surgeon Sukumaran Nair. In the presentation to a sold-out crowd of 100 members of the general public, I gave an overview of the motivation for energy harvesting, and spoke about some of our recent EPSRC funded research in the area. It was a very enjoyable experien... [more]