University of Southampton


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Welcome to the VLC group. We are a highly numerate group covering much of the central theory in Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, We have a rich spread of technological areas, over control , learning and computer vision with about 10 staff and 40 students. Our facilities include a biometrics laboratory, a quiet room, experimental production platforms as well as facilities for computational and sensor capability.


Systems and Control workshop in honour of Prof. Sira-Ramirez-23/02/16

04 August 2017

Strength of Physical Sciences and Engineering research demonstrated in national framework agreement

The University of Southampton has secured its place within the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Framework Agreement for the next three years.

The HAC-ER system in action
28 November 2016

Developing software to aid disaster management

Web and Internet Science (WAIS) researchers from the University of Southampton have been involved in developing essential provenance software for the award-winning ORCHID project.

The Mountbatten Building - home to the University's cleanroom complex
02 November 2016

Southampton on the rise amongst Best Global Universities

We're in the top 100 amongst the Best Global Universities for 2017

15 September 2016

Southampton to help develop software which could transform ship maintenance

Researchers from the University of Southampton are to develop software that can monitor the equipment, fuel and energy performance of a ship at sea.

Dr Ramchurn and the ORCHID team
15 September 2016

ORCHID recognised for major collaboration

The ORCHID project, a major research project involving the University of Southampton, took top prize in the data and connectivity category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards this week.

A Southampton unmanned aerial vehicle
11 July 2016

World-leading aerospace expertise showcased at Farnborough International Airshow

Southampton to showcase world-leading aerospace research and expertise at Farnborough International Airshow

09 June 2016

ECS in the news

ECS Staff and students often feature in the news for their research, achievements and expert opinion

Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado
03 December 2015

ECS PhD alumnus wins IET doctoral dissertation prize

Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado, alumnus of Electronics and Computer Science, has received this year’s IET Control and Automation Doctoral Dissertation Prize

09 October 2015

Southampton wins funding to transform medical research with cutting-edge data analysis

A team of life sciences researchers at the University of Southampton have been awarded a £1.5m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to develop cutting-edge data analysis techniques that could help transform future medical research.

SETsquared award winners
12 June 2015

Southampton students prove they have the entrepreneurial spirit

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) student, Jaime Lomeli Rodriguez, was among University students and graduates being honoured for their entrepreneurial spirit at SETsquared’s annual Student Enterprise Awards at St Mary’s Stadium.