University of Southampton


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.


Recent Publications

Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2016) A neural network approach for knowledge-driven response generation. In, 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, JP, 11 - 16 Dec 2016. 11pp.

Mrabet, Yassine, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Kilicoglu, Halil, Gardent, Claire, Demner-Fushman, Dina, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2016) Aligning texts and knowledge bases with semantic sentence simplification. In, 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Generation and the Semantic Web (WebNLG 2016), Edinburgh, GB, 05 - 08 Sep 2016. , 29-36.

Copur, Engin, Freeman, Christopher, Chu, Bing and Laila, Dina (2016) Repetitive control of electrical stimulation for tremor suppression. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

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

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.