Digital Economy USRG        Graeme Earl and Lisa Harris             December 2011Graeme.earl@soton.ac.uk @graemeearl   l.j...
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Achievements 2011• Established Advisory Group to help embed DE activities  across all Faculties• 8 monthly lunch networkin...
Plans for 2012•   Monthly lunch meetings scheduled to July 2012•   Collaborative bid for ERC for Image Science/MediaArt Hi...
Challenges/Opportunities• Raise multi-disciplinary work higher on Research  agendas• Concentrate on building DE profile in...
Current DE Funded Projects• Web Science DTC: Wendy Hall (wh@ecs.soton.ac.uk), Cathy  Pope (cjp@soton.ac.uk), Les Carr  (la...
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Digital Economy USRG

  1. 1. Digital Economy USRG Graeme Earl and Lisa Harris December 2011Graeme.earl@soton.ac.uk @graemeearl l.j.harris@soton.ac.uk @lisaharris
  2. 2. #sotonde
  3. 3. Achievements 2011• Established Advisory Group to help embed DE activities across all Faculties• 8 monthly lunch networking meetings were held with a range guest presenters (15-50 attendees)• PhD students sponsored to attend London events, Lancaster Summer School and DE All Hands Conference• DE host workshops and network building – proposals submitted 30/11 for Communities and Culture sub theme (Richard Giordano) and New Economic Models (Lisa Harris)• DE represented at UK and European events including UK Govt e-infrastructure and IEEE eScience 2011 in Stockholm
  4. 4. Plans for 2012• Monthly lunch meetings scheduled to July 2012• Collaborative bid for ERC for Image Science/MediaArt History funding with WSA (Jan)• Multi-Disciplinary Research Week (Feb) – Contributions from Soton DE Funded Projects – Create Your Campus – Data management workshop activity (Datapool project) – Speed dating• Host DE programme Board meeting• Integrate with teaching developments: Digital Literacy and Digital Humanities for CIP/Web Sci BSc• Collaboration with Work Futures and Energy USRGs• Careers/employability event with FBL Centre for Strategic Innovation (March)• Creative Industries/Digital Media Barcamp with CSI (May)• Southampton/Brighton co-location seminar series with CSI• Launch new linked data DE website• Collaboration with new Centre for Technology and Educational Innovation (CETI) to organise Digital Literacy (June) and PLE (July) Conferences
  5. 5. Challenges/Opportunities• Raise multi-disciplinary work higher on Research agendas• Concentrate on building DE profile internally• Capitalise on synergies generated from integrating DE- related activities across the University• Branding issues DE/WS• Defining scope of our remit in the University• Coping with flaws in multidisciplinary agenda, eg peer review, vocabulary, differences in disciplinary practice• Encourage closer links with teaching and student employability
  6. 6. Current DE Funded Projects• Web Science DTC: Wendy Hall (wh@ecs.soton.ac.uk), Cathy Pope (cjp@soton.ac.uk), Les Carr (lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk), Nigel Shadbolt (nrs@ecs.soton.ac.uk)•• UBHave: Lucy Yardley (l.yardley@soton.ac.uk), Mark Weal (mjw@ecs.soton.ac.uk) and Peter Smith (pws@soton.ac.uk)•• Coarse geometry and cohomology of large data sets: Jacek Brodzki (jb32@soton.ac.uk), Joerge Fliege (J.Fliege@soton.ac.uk) and Les Carr (lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk)•• PATINA: Graeme Earl (graeme.earl@soton.ac.uk) and Luc Moreau (l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk)

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