Ben Fletcher receives Doctoral College research award

Ben Fletcher receives Doctoral College research award

Many congratulations to Arm-ECS PhD student Ben Fletcher, who received the ‘best in School (Electronics and Computer Science’) research award from the University of Southampton’s Doctoral College.

The Research Awards recognise the exceptional contribution of doctoral researchers to research group, School, Faculty or University research strategy. The recipients of these awards were decided by each Faculty and announced at the Doctoral College Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 30 June 2020, by Professor Chris Howls, Director of the Doctoral College.

His nomination was based on the following successes from his PhD research:

  • Ben has successfully published 12 publications, with another currently in press. The majority of these were published in top conferences (e.g. ISLPED, DATE) and journals (e.g. IEEE JSSC, ACM TECS) etc.
  • Ben received the Best Paper award at the ISLPED 2019 conference
  • Ben received an IET postgraduate award for his research
  • Ben presented his research at STEM for Britain (at the houses of parliament), and was awarded the IEEE Communications Society Prize
  • Ben has undertaken a programme of industrially relevant work, spending a significant proportion of time at Arm Research in Cambridge (his PhD is part of the Arm-ECS Research Centre). He has written a number of public blog posts for Arm on his research.

On receiving the award, Ben commented:

“I’m delighted to have been awarded the Doctoral College research award – there’s lots of great Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) research happening within Southampton University, so it’s fantastic to have my contribution recognised as the best in the School”