ECS to Host UK-ESF Summer School 201413th May 2013
In July 2014, ECS at the University of Southampton will be hosting the UK-Electronics Skills Foundation's (UK-ESF) annual summer school. The course will be delivered in partnership HeadStart and with contributions from the UK-ESF's University Partners. As the University of Southampton's representative/coordinator for the UKESF, I am responsible for planning and running this exciting course, supported by our excellent ECS Lab Manager and Outreach coordinator. Watch this space!
The UK Electronics Skills Foundation
About the course: This course will give attendees the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics within electronic engineering, and provide a flavour of the academic side of undergraduate life through lectures and hands-on challenges on subjects such as communications, analogue and digital electronics, control systems, microelectronics, nanotechnology and bioelectronics. Students will also live as students in a hall of residence and will have time for a mix of independent and organised social activities in addition to the academic programme. The course is part-sponsored by industry, with support provided by ARM, Broadcom Foundation, CSR, Dialog Semiconductor, Imagination Technologies, Publitek and Jaguar Land Rover. They will be complementing the academic programme with a team project for the week and with some of their graduate engineers talking about some of the exciting and innovative work that they do. This course will show attendees how stimulating and varied electronic engineering can be as a career and the important role it plays in the technological advances valued by society.
For more information, click here.
Keynote Speech given at EnHaNSS 201211th June 2012
Today I gave the keynote speech at the International Workshop on Algorithms and Concepts for Networked Sensing Systems Powered by Energy Harvesters (EnHaNSS'12) workshop in Antwerp, Belgium. The workshop was organised as part of the Internationl Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2012).
In the keynote, I talked about the holistic design of energy harvesting sensor nodes. Energy harvesting sensor nodes are gaining increasing potential and research interest, but they are inherently c... [more]
Haptics Research in Government Report11th July 2011
Our research on haptic devices for stroke rehabilitation has been featured in an annual government report on assistive technology. Our bit can be found on page 51 of the report (follow the link at the bottom of this news item).
The report is prepared by FAST (the Foundation of Assistive Technology), and is an annual publication by the Department of Health (UK Government). The report has a number of uses (including giving researchers an overview of other work in the field, and service provider... [more]