ECS Summer School 201531st October 2014
Do you enjoy maths, technology or science?
The 2014 Electronics Summer School at Southampton
For the second year running, I am organising a one-week residential course (27th - 31st July 2015) to enable 16 and 17 year-old students to apply their skills to computer science and electronic engineering, working in groups and investigating and designing solutions to real projects in our undergraduate labs. As well as experiencing the facilities on campus, and taking part in labs and lectures, they will be living in halls and enjoying a busy programme on the University of Southampton campus.
I am leading the course with Dr Reena Pau, ECS Outreach Coordinator. To be eligble for the course, students should be aged 16+ when the course begins; studying maths and one of Physics, Electronics, Computing or Further Maths at A-level; and have mostly A/A* grades at GCSE.
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Best Paper Award at IJCAI 201315th July 2013
Our paper titled "A hidden Markov model-based acoustic cicada detector for crowdsourced smartphone biodiversity monitoring" received the award for Outstanding Student Paper at the International Joint Conference for Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2013. The conference was held in Beijing, China, and the paper was presented by Davide Zilli.Abstract: Automated acoustic recognition of species aims to provide a cost-effective method for biodiversity monitoring. This is particularly appealing for det... [more]
h-index of 1010th October 2013
One of the ways that academics can judge the 'impact' of their research, is by the number of citations that their papers get - in other words, the number other researchers have found a particular paper useful. One of the metrics that is increasingly used to turn this list of numbers into a meaningful statistic for an individual is the h-index.
Put simply, an academic's h-index means that h of their papers has been cited at least h times.
At the time of writing, my h-index is 10 - meaning t... [more]