Professor Simon J Cox BSc, PhD
Chief Information Officer
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Professor Simon J Cox is Chief Information Officer at the University of Southampton.
Simon is also Professor of Computational Methods and Director of the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing within Engineering and the Environment. He has a doctorate in Electronics and Computer Science, first class degrees in Maths and Physics and has won over £30Mn in research & enterprise funding, and industrial sponsorship. He has published over 250 papers and regularly speaks at prestigious national and international conferences. His teaching focussed on courses related to computing, design, and enterprise in Engineering. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and has been annually awarded this international status since 2003.
Simon also works on a range of outreach projects and has run a “Supercomputing in Engineering Course” since 2005 with the Smallpeice trust. In Sept 2012 he built the world’s first Raspberry Pi and Lego based supercomputer.
"I am keen to “inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to solve multidisciplinary problems using computational and experimental methods”