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School of Electronics and Computer Science PSC: Pervasive Systems Centre

Welcome to the Pervasive Systems Centre

PSC The Pervasive Systems Centre (PSC) is a research centre in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, UK. Pervasive systems represent a major market for the wireless and mobile electronics industries, and are of critical importance to society and the economy. The PSC tackles the challenges of pervasive computing by drawing on multidisciplinary expertise from across research groups, including sensors, signal processing, communications, system design and computer science.

ARM-ECS research centreThe PSC is home to the ARM-ECS research centre, founded in 2008 following previous successfull collaborations. The centre is based within ECS, but also includes researchers, studentships and internships at ARM. The centre is co-directed by Prof-Al-Hashimi and Dr David Flynn (ARM Fellow, ECS Visiting Professor), and focuses on leading-edge research on advanced design methods, architectures and their practical validations for energy-efficient and dependable single-core and multi-core processor systems.

The PSC is in a unique position to address the major research challenges of pervasive systems, through the necessary breadth of world-leading expertise that is housed in ECS. Research in the PSC is focused on three major research themes: Wireless Sensing and Sensor Networks, Low-Energy Sustainable Systems, and Pervasive Healthcare and Telemedicine. These are represented by the interest groups (WiSE, HCE and LESS respectively). For further information on the activities and research of the PSC, please select a research theme/interest group from those shown below.

WiSE: Wireless Sensing in ECSHCE: Healthcare in ECSLESS: Low-Energy Sustainable Systems

This website contains information on the researchers affiliated to the PSC, details of the centre's publications, recent news and upcoming events, and contact details for further information.

News and Upcoming Events

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 transf...

Multi-million pound project to use nanotechnology to improve safety

The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find ...

Professor Hywel Morgan receives prestigious Wolfson Merit Award

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has awarded Professor Hywel Morgan the Wolfson Research Merit Awards for his outstanding research work.

Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living

Rehabilitation technologists at the University of Southampton working to produce soft robotic trousers that will transform the lives of those with mobility impairments.
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