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 2015 a Success!31st July 2015
Over 70 prospective undergraduate students from across the UK and beyond enjoyed taking part in our annual Electronics and Computer Science summer school this year.
The week-long residential course included lab work, lectures, and visits to specialist facilities, such as the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre and Professor Mark Nixon's Biometric Gait Chamber. The summer school also gave participants the opportunity to experience university living, thro... [more]
General Co-Chair of ENSSys 20134th September 2013
This year, I am serving as the General Co-Chair of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems (ENSSys 2013). The workshop will be held in conjunction with SenSys 2013 - considered to be one of the two top conferences in the areas of sensor networks and sensing systems. The workshop will be held on November 14th, in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy.
We had an excellent set of submissions for the workshop, which are currently under peer review, and it is fantastic that th... [more]