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Davide Wins Faculty 3-Minute-Thesis Competition

4th March 2015

Davide Zilli
Davide Zilli
Photo copyright Jon Banfield, 2015
Congratulations go to Davide Zilli, who won first-place at the Faculty round of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. He competed against 9 other excellent candidates. He now goes forward to the University-round of the competition in early-May.

His talk, titled 'Monitoring endangered wildlife with Smartphones,' was on the topic of his PhD research, investigating the use of bioacoustics for smartphone-powered citizen science. In particular, the New Forest Cicada is the only cicada native to the UK and, having not been seen for many years, is at great danger of becoming extinct. Davide's research is investigating whether or not the millions of annual visitors to the New Forest National Park can be turned into mobile biodiversity sensors, using the smartphones that they carry.

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Promoted to Associate Professor
3rd March 2014
Dr Geoff Merrett
I have been promoted to Associate Professor, effective immediately! This recognises my contribution to education and research at the University, and reflects the international recognition of my work. (in actual fact, I've been promoted to Senior Lecturer until later in 2014, when the University is renaming the role to Associate Professor)

Alex and Davide Present at IET WSS 2012
19th June 2012
Alex presenting his research at IET WSS 2012
Today Alex and Davide presented their research at the IET conference on Wireless Sensing Systems (WSS). Alex's presentation was recorded, and his slides and a video of the presentation can be watched on the IET website by clicking here. Alex's paper was on the topic of "Adaptive Sampling in Context-Aware Systems: A Machine Learning Approach", and is a method he is researching to attempt to maximise the usefullness of images captured by the DejaView system, while minimising energy consumptio... [more]

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