Research skills - Electronics and Computer Science

Electronics and
Computer Science
Welcome to Computer Science and
Software Engineering
Srinandan (“Sri”) Dasmahapatra
Why we have invited you here today
• Because we’d like you to come and study here! You have an
previous record
personal statement
set of predicted grades
• we want to give you an opportunity to find out about
Computer Science at the University of Southampton
How we differ to other CS/SE degrees
 We teach our students to think and do
 Our students are highly skilled and understand the context
and theory behind those skills
 Our specialist options in year 3&4 are driven by world class
The Degree Courses
 BSc/MEng in Computer Science
 BEng/MEng in Software Engineering
Include specialist options in:
Image and Multimedia Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Distributed Systems and Networks
Mobile and Secure Systems
The Structure
 First Year
 Programming, Computer Systems, Engineering Maths, Data
Management, Algorithmics , Foundations of CS, Software
modelling and design.
 Second Year
 Computational Systems, HCI, Software analysis and design,
Operating Systems, Theory of Computing, Databases,
Distributed Computing, Coms and Nets, Compiler Eng.
Software Eng. AI.
 Software Engineering Group Project
The Structure
 Third Year
 Specialist skills (E.g. Machine Learning, Comp Vision,
Comp Graphics, Comp Biology, Hypertext + Web, Security,
Critical Systems)
 Individual Project
 Fourth Year (MEng students)
 Research skills (Complexity, Numerical Methods, Agents,
Cryptography, Social Networking, Biological Inspired
Robotics, Comp Finance)
 Group Design Project
 Independent Research Project
Research Led Teaching
 We are a Research University
 Rated as 5* in the last research assessment
 One of the best Universities for CS
research in the UK
 Many famous Research Areas, e.g.
Dependable Systems
Machine Learning
Agent Technologies
Complex Systems
Web and Internet Science
Research led teaching
 We Research and Teach
 Leaders in research
 Our Teaching reflects our Research
 We teach the state of the art
 Cutting edge trends and technologies
 You can get involved
 3rd year projects
 4th year research projects
 Summer internships (Paid!)
Summer internships?
 Many people take on a paid job in the
summer after year 2 or 3
 with one of our partners/contacts
 Or work with ECS on a project!
"Snowflake code-off"
Students have worked in Iceland
on climate change projects
Support for ECS Students
 Dedicated Lab Space
 Support for your own PC
 Networked rooms in Halls of Residence
 Free student licenses for key software
 Including Windows, Office and .NET
 Personal Tutor and Project Supervisor
 Extra tutorial support if you get ill and miss material
Admissions Process
 We select the best candidates from UCAS forms
 Aim to admit around 100 students
 Approximately 1000 applications (20% of which are
 Make around 300 offers
 Trust that slightly better than one in 3 will go CF with us
 A typical offer for Meng is A*AA (including Maths A)
 Beng is AAA including A in Maths
Student Robotics
 Electronics AND Computer Science get together:
Computer Systems lab
 Using BeagleBone computers
 Three hands-on labs
An ECS Success Story
 Richard Jones developed Audioscrobbler as his third year
 Recommended new music based on your listening
 Thankfully we gave him a good mark for it!
 Richard moved to London and launched Audioscrobbler as a
Web startup. In 2005 merged with an
internet radio station creating
 In 2007 CBS Interactive acquired for $280 million
Some companies CS students went to last year
Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, FactSet, Micro Focus,
Critical Software Technologies, M&G Investments, J
P Morgan, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, PA
Consulting, Accenture, Snowflake Software, Yahoo!
IBM, ARM, Imagination Technologies, Altera,
Amazon, Deloitte, BAE Systems, Detica, Ericsson,
Cisco Systems, HSBC, Netcraft, OpenBet, Open
Market, PwC, Sony Professional, Chemring,
Technology Solutions (Roke), Ocado, Fidessa,
Barclays, Capital, Alliants
We will help you choose
 We understand that choosing a
University can be a difficult and
daunting task!
 we are in the top 5 CS in UK so
our students are top too!
 Remember you are choosing a
place to both live and study
 Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Don’t take our word for it
 Check out the student
videos on our website
 Reflect the reality of
studying here
 Talk to the student
helpers and guides today
• feel free to contact us at any time
• [email protected]
Applicants tour labs on the way to Interviews at 2pm
Parents stay here for outreach/pastoral talk
3.00 to 3.15
all meet downstairs for coach and visit to halls at 15.15.
Undergrad computer systems
 40 Linux, 100 Windows 8.1 PCs
 new machines are 4-core 12-16 GB RAM!
 virtual machines available on request
 on the 24 core, 128GB RAM server
 8GB filestore, Web area etc
 fast optical Internet (faster to download CD than write it to
Time for a Brief Tour
• Have a look around the Zepler Building (this one)
– UG Electronics Labs
– UG Computer Labs
• Feel free to ask questions at any time

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