University of Southampton

IT Innovation Centre and Centre for Operational Research, Management Science, and Information Systems

The University of Southampton is participating through two separate departments (IT Innovation, CORMSIS) with distinct roles in ROBUST for each. Therefore, a one page description is included for both parts of the University.

IT Innovation Centre

The IT Innovation Centre is an applied research centre within the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science. We research, develop, architect, engineer and integrate innovative IT systems.. An international leader in applied research, and a key player in the development of the Future Internet, we work on a wide range of information technologies. These include: risk management, business process automation, secure service-oriented systems; information discovery and decision support; archiving and retrieval; and the relationship of technology to new business models, processes and values. We also look further ahead, envisioning how new and emerging technologies will impact the world we live in, and the fundamental changes they will bring. We present the results of our work as software demonstrators, white papers, confidential reports and targeted academic publications.

IT Innovation’s role in ROBUST is leader of the work on Risk Management. We will research, develop and apply automated risk management techniques to social network systems. We focus on understanding, monitoring and managing online communities to reduce detrimental behaviours and encourage positive behaviours.

CORMSIS: Centre for Operational Research, Management Science, and Information Systems

CORMSIS, the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science, and Information Systems, is a research centre jointly based within the Schools of Mathematics and Management of the University of Southampton. We research and develop mathematical models, solution methods, algorithms and software for difficult decision-making problems and processes. Our experience covers the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IS from theoretical mathematical developments to problem structuring and knowledge management. CORMSIS employs 28 researchers, all qualified to PhD level, and among them 10 professors. We will research, develop and apply compartment models for automated risk management techniques to social network systems. We focus on mathematical developments to foster understanding, monitoring and managing online communities.

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