Welcome from Professor Paul Lewin
2022 marks the 75th Anniversary of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton. Originally founded in 1947 as the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Radio Engineering within University College, Southampton, we have grown and developed world-leading research across a broad range of interrelated disciplines, with the name of the Department/School changing over time until we settled on Electronics and Computer Science in 1985.
ECS is now a large School of 250 staff and 2,400 students and as part of our 75th Anniversary there will be strategic investment including academic appointments, new laboratories and office space to facilitate our growth in new and existing areas of Computer Science research. The scale of investment is significant, and our ambition is to grow the number of academic staff in Computer Science by 50 percent.