Arm-ECS Research Centre

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The Arm-ECS Research Centre is a collaboration between researchers in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, and Arm. It is co-directed by Prof Geoff Merrett and Simon Craske (Arm Fellow and Lead Embedded Architect).

The centre is based at the University of Southampton, but its researchers either spend most of their time at Arm, or at the University with internships at Arm. The industry-university Centre received the “Research Group of the Year” award from the NMI in 2015, and was a runner-up for the TechWorks “Research Collaboration of the Year” award in 2018. The Centre was founded by Prof Bashir Al-Hashimi (Southampton) and Dr David Flynn (Arm) in 2008, following a number of successful research collaborations.

The centre is now playing a key role in the Semiconductor Education Alliance, leading the development of global communities of practise among the academic community.

Join the Team

Like the sound of the Arm-ECS Research Centre? Are you intelligent, hard-working, seeking a career in research, and passionate about technology? If your answers are ‘yes’, see below for current opportunities to join the team. You can read about the unique benefits of a PhD in the Centre, as written by one of our previous students.


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Latest Projects

Our research is organised into distinct collaborative projects, representing areas of joint interest. A number of people work on each project, including ECS academics, researchers, PhD students and Arm researchers.

Latest Publications

Our groundbreaking research leads to co-authored publications in high-quality journals and conferences.