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.


Latest News

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.