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ORCHID Researchers have been providing crucial support and expertise to the emergency response efforts in Nepal, following the devastating earthquakes that have hit the country in the past few weeks.

The ORCHID project, a collaboration between the universities of Southampton, Oxford and Nottingham, have worked with Rescue Global, an international...

Very soon after the recent magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal, we were contacted by multiple groups involved in directly responding with aid and rescue teams, asking if we could assist in the efforts getting underway to crowdsource the mapping of the region. One of those groups was Rescue Global, an independent...

Davide Zilli from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) has been named the winner of the 2015 Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®).
Using just one PowerPoint slide and no additional props or electronic media, postgraduate researcher Davide had just three minutes to present his research. Davide’s research is focused on looking for...

Davide Zilli from Electronics and Computer Science has won silver and Agnieszka Dzielendziak from Engineering and Environment, has taken the Bronze in the Engineering category of the SET for BRITAIN competition.
Davide was awarded the silver medal and £2,000 prize for his work on developing a mobile phone app that can...

High-tech analysis of a 2011 DARPA Challenge shows why we can’t have nice things
Meet Adam. He’s a mid-level engineer at a mid-level software company in a cookie-cutter California office park. He can code a handful of languages, has a penchant for computer vision and enjoys soccer and skiing. In short,...

Joulo, a spin-out from the University of Southampton, has been acquired by Quby, Europe’s leading developer of smart thermostats and energy displays.
Joulo, co-founded by Dr Reuben Wilcock and Professor Alex Rogers from Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, develops smart energy monitoring technology that delivers insight into...

Jemilah Mahmood
Chief, World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat at the United Nations
“The number of people affected by disasters or conflicts will keep rising amidst trends like population growth and climate change. Countries will have to invest more in disaster preparedness. Mobile technology will help save more lives through SMS warning systems and...

An ORCHID student at the University of Southampton has achieved third place – and best in the UK – in the ninth annual International Microelectronics Olympiad.
Zoltán Beck, a PhD student in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity research group, was one of 856 participants from 22 countries to take part in...

In 2012, data scientists from the University of Southampton, UK, developed an algorithm that could beat 2M human players at the Fantasy Premier League. Two years on, they are now launching the RateMyTeam tool that allows all football fans around the world to use the algorithm to improve their team....

  • from ORCHID NEWS
  • 15/10/2014

New research has found that malicious behaviour is the norm in crowdsourcing competitions — even when it is in everyone’s interest to cooperate.
Crowdsourcing provides the ability to accomplish information-gathering tasks that require the involvement of a large number of people, often across wide-spread geographies, expertise, or interests.
However, researchers from the...

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Disaster response

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Smart Grid

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We are developing approaches that make full use of the skills, preferences and capabilities of citizen scientists.

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