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Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

New Dean to lead Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton

Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton.
Dr Nick Harris

Electronics and Computer Science researcher revolutionising soil testing

A wireless network of sensors that is set to revolutionise soil-based salinity measuring is being developed by a University of Southampton researcher and a team of Australian academics.
Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi

Southampton professors receive prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Two professors from the University of Southampton have been awarded highly prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards by the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science.

Next generation of aerospace and advanced systems showcased in Southampton

The University of Southampton is hosting the Autonomous and Advanced Systems Showcase event on Monday 3 February, where industry, government and academia will explore commercial and research opportunities to deliver the next generation of aerospace, marine, defence and other advanced systems technology to keep the UK at the forefront of these important industries.

Seminar: Long-running computation under transient power conditions using FRAM

Domenico Balsamo - a visiting PhD researcher from the University of Bologna, Italy - will give a seminar on the research project that he is undertaking at Southampton. This involves enabling computation to be sustained under conditions where the power supply is intermittent, through the use of saving state to non-volatile memory. This has particularly interesting application in energy-harvesting systems.
Dr Rob Maunder

Researchers investigate high-throughput, low-latency 5G communication

PSC Researchers have received funding from the EPSRC for an ambitious project investigating future high-throughput, low-latency wireless communication algorithms for 5G.
Dr Merrett presenting at the Science Festival

PSC Researcher Assesses Energy Harvesting at Cheltenham Science Festival

PSC researcher, Dr Geoff Merrett, appeared at this year's prestigious Cheltenham Science Festival to talk about the field of Energy Harvesting.
Professor Steve Beeby

PSC Researchers to Investigate the High-Tech Future of Healthcare

Professor S. Beeby, Professor B. Al-Hashimi and Dr G. Merrett have received funding from the EPSRC to develop a 24/7 digital home health assistant to tackle the UK's unprecedented challenges in obesity and the ageing population.
i2o water distribution network

Seminar: Monitoring and Intelligent Control of Water Distribution Networks

The talk will cover sensing, control and the challenges of future smart infrastructure, and map onto a lot of the research questions that we tackle in the group.
Glacsweb

Seminar: Listening to Glaciers

Glacsweb is a project within the University of Southampton which develops technology to monitor the behaviour of glaciers. This talk will discuss the new hardware and technology designed and developed here in the WAIS group, the deployment of the new probes and give a brief overview of the data which has been collected so far along with challenges going forward.

EPSRC has agreed to fund research on Channel Decoder Architectures for Energy-Constrained Wireless Communication Systems

EPSRC has agreed to fund the responsive mode proposal EP/J015520/1, which was submitted by Dr Rob Maunder (PI), Prof. Bashir M. Al-Hashimi (CoI) and Prof. Lajos Hanzo (CoI). The research will be undertaken in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks, British Telecom and Cambridge Silicon Radio. The research will consider Channel Decoder Architectures for Energy-Constrained Wireless Communication Systems.
John Sarik

ESS Seminar - "EnHANTs: Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags"

The Electronic and Software Systems Group is hosting a seminar from John Sarik, a PhD candidate at Colombia University. His presentation is titled "EnHANTs: Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags," where John will be talking about this interdisciplinary project.
WiSE

20/Sept/2011: Coventry/Southampton/Cambridge WSN Research Exchange

Dr Elena Gaura, Dr James Brusey (both Cogent Computing ARC, Coventry University) and Dr Ian Wassell (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge) will be visiting ECS along with a number of their PhD students on Tuesday 20 September for a ‘research exchange’ day. This full day event (10:00-16:00) contains a fully-packed schedule of presentations from Coventry, Cambridge and Southampton.
Measuring acceleration during walking

Seminar: Human-powered inertial energy harvesters: the effect of orientation, location and activity on obtainable power

On Weds 24 August, Hui Huang (Sam) is giving a seminar about his PhD research on "Human-powered inertial energy harvesters: the effect of orientation, location and activity on obtainable power". Sam is presenting this work at the Eurosensors 2011 conference in a fortnight.
Holistic Energy Harvesting

Seminar: Next Generation Energy Harvesting Electronics: Holistic Approach

On Tues 31 May, Alex Weddell is giving a seminar on the EPSRC project "Next Generation Energy Harvesting Electronics: Holistic Approach." Alex is presenting this work at the ESP KTN's "Balancing the Instrumentation Power Budget for Field Deployment" event.
The DejaView device and handset

Seminar: A Low-Power, Distributed, Pervasive Healthcare System for Supporting Memory

On Tuesday 10 May, Alex Wood (ESD/PSC) will be giving a seminar about his research on assistive technology to aid memory loss, entitled "A low-power, distributed, pervasive healthcare system for supporting memory." Alex is presenting this research later in the month at the MobileHealth Workshop during MobiHoc 2011, Paris.
Evangelos Mazomenos

Seminar: Two-Way Time of Flight Ranging in WSNs

On Tuesday 03 May, Evangelos Mazomenos (ESD) will be giving a seminar about his research on ranging in WSN, entitled "Two-Way Time of Flight Ranging in WSNs."

ECS researchers develop intelligent medical sensors

ECS researchers are developing intelligent medical sensors which can be worn by patients to monitor their symptoms and which will alert GPs if medical intervention is needed.
Rashik Parmar, IBM CTO

Seminar: "Building a Smarter Planet City by City"

As part of the University's 'Energy and Climate Change Lecture Series', Rashik Parmar (IBM CTO) will be giving a lecture on 'Building a Smarter Planet City by City'.

New sensors to predict landslides

Researchers at the University of Southampton expect to have sensor probes which can predict the onset of landslides, by the end of this year.

Seminar: "SensorTune: a Mobile Auditory Interface for DIY WSNs"

On Thursday 08 April, Enrico Costanza (IAM) will be giving a seminar about his previous research on WSN interfaces, entitled "SensorTune: a Mobile Auditory Interface for DIY Wireless Sensor Networks."
The VIBES Microgenerator

New Energy Harvesting Network means batteries not included

A new Energy Harvesting Network to be launched next week could mean unlimited power supplies for industry.
IBM Logo

Seminar: IBM Global Technology Outlook

On Friday 12 February, Rashik Parmar (IBM CTO - North East Europe IOT) will be presenting a seminar entitled "IBM Global Technology Outlook". The IBM Global Technology Outlook is IBM Research's vision of the future for information technology and its impact on industries that use IT.
Skalafellsjokull glacier in Iceland

GLACSWEB probes face new challenge in Tijuana

The GLACSWEB project has entered a new phase with a planned deployment of its electronic sensors in the Los Laureles Canyon in Mexico.
Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi

New research project will develop future generation energy-harvesting

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Co-Director of the ECS Pervasive Systems Centre, is leading a new £1.6M project, funded by the EPSRC, which will develop ultra energy-efficient electronic systems for emerging applications including mobile digital health and autonomous wireless monitoring in environmental and industrial settings.

ECS researchers develop intelligent crutches

A forearm crutch which incorporates sensor technology to monitor whether it is being used correctly has been developed by ECS engineers.
Tan Yen Kheng

Seminar: "Realization Of Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks"

On Friday 29 May, Tan Yen Kheng (National University of Singapore) will be giving a seminar on his PhD research entitled "Realization Of Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks (EH-WSN) - with special focus on the energy harvesting systems."
WiSE

16/Apr/09: Coventry/Southampton Research Exchange Day

Dr Elena Gaura and Dr James Brusey (Cogent Computing ARC, Coventry University) will be visiting ECS along with a number of their PhD students on Thursday 16 April for a ‘research exchange’ day. This full day event (10:45-17:15) will consist of presentations from both Coventry and Southampton, and also some demonstrations during the lunch period.
Mike Allen, Coventry University

Seminar: "On-line acoustic source localisation with VoxNet"

Mike Allen (Cogent Computing ARC, Coventry University) will be giving a presentation entitled "On-line acoustic source localisation with VoxNet" on Thursday 4th December at 11am in the ESD Demo Room (59/4240). His talk will describe the development, deployment, evaluation cycle for an interesting distributed acoustic source localisation application: in-situ monitoring of animals. The end users of this application are bioacoustics researchers, who aim to learn about the behaviour of animals based on the calls they make and the locations/situations they are made in.
The Glacsweb base station

Glacsweb goes to Iceland

Researchers from the Glacsweb team carried out a sensor network deployment in Iceland in August. The team comprised people from Geography, ECS/IAM as well as recent graduates in Electronics. A new low power base station was deployed as well as probes 90m deep in the largest icecap in Europe.
WiSE

WiSE Expands

Due to its success, WiSE (now standing for 'Wireless Sensing in ECS') is broadening its scope to cover research in 'Wireless Sensing' and 'Sensor Networks' in all of ECS. WiSE represents the 'Sensor Networks' theme of the Pervasive Systems Centre (PSC).
ESD/IAM Research Morning

21/08/08: ESD/IAM Research Morning

This is a joint seminar between IAM, ESD and Comms for people interested in wireless intelligent sensing. This should provide an occasion to have some interactions with other groups and identify common interests. There will be 7 short talks starting from 10:30 till 13:00; below you can find the titles for the talks. If you are interested in some of the topics you are all welcome to join.
Center for Embedded Networked Sensing

PSC Researchers visit CENS

Researchers from ESD and the PSC recently visited the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the USA. During the visit, the researchers gave a seminar to CENS on 'Energy Aware Remote Sensing', reflecting on the work that is being undertaken by researchers associated with the WiSE interest group.
The Serial In-Vivo Transducer (SIT)

Self-powered implants for injured knees

As news of Tiger Woods' knee injury hits the headlines, an MEng student in ECS has developed a new self-powered sensor to monitor progress during knee operations.
 
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