Davide Wins Faculty 3-Minute-Thesis Competition4th March 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.
Photo copyright Jon Banfield, 2015
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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ECS Summer School 201531st October 2014
Do you enjoy maths, technology or science?
For the second year running, I am organising a one-week residential course (27th - 31st July 2015) to enable 16 and 17 year-old students to apply their skills to computer science and electronic engineering, working in groups and investigating and designing solutions to real projects in our undergraduate labs. As well as experiencing the facilities on campus, and taking part in labs and lectures, they will be living in halls and enjoying a busy progra... [more]
ESD Group Christmas Party9th December 2010
The ESD Christmas Party was held this evening at an Indian Restaurant in the centre of Southampton. Everyone seemed to have a very enjoyable evening, and the restauarant even had a magician touring the tables all night (see the photo)! This created some controversial discussions on how the tricks may have worked, and also a lot of confusion over what was happening (I think some people were beginning to believe in magic)!
After the meal, a group of us continued the celebrations afterwards in t... [more]