Many congratulations to Alice Lynch, who has passed her viva with minor corrections.
Special thanks to external examiner Dr Mike Crabb from University of Dundee and our internal examiner Edwin Brady.
The School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews hosts the Edge Computing Hub. The Hub conducts world-class research for addressing systems-oriented challenges in edge computing and at its intersection with machine learning. Multiple studentships are available for exceptional PhD applicants to join our team and shape the activities of the Hub.
Applications from aspiring leaders of any nationality who have or shortly expect to obtain a first-class undergraduate (including integrated Masters) degree or MSc distinction (or international equivalent) in computer science or engineering are encouraged. Enthusiasm for research in distributed systems or at its interface with machine learning, an ability to think and work independently, excellent programming and analytical skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Applications must include
- A CV that includes information on education and employment to date, projects developed or contributed to (any links to software repositories), technical and non-technical skills, any publications/presentations, and any other relevant items.
- A Research Proposal of no longer than two sides of an A4 paper that includes a potential title, objectives, methodology, expected output (software/publication plans), your experience in the proposed area, and ways you will contribute to the Edge Computing Hub. A generic proposal will be considered ineligible.
- Two signed academic references.
- Academic transcripts and degree certificates.
How to apply
The above documents and applications must be submitted via the University of St Andrew’s Postgraduate Research Application Portal
Also, refer to the information on English language requirements.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Blesson Varghese (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More about the supervisor can be found at https://www.blessonv.com.
Dr Janis Wong had a productive week, firstly attending her graduation in St Andrews. The Bedellus placed a PhD hood on Janis’ head in the Younger Hall for her thesis on Co-creating data protection solutions through a commons.
Following graduation, Janis flew straight to Strasbourg for the 44th Plenary meeting of the Committee of Convention 108, where she received the Council of Europe’s Stefano Rodotà award for the best PhD thesis in data protection.
Janis was supervised by Professor Kirstie Ball in the School of Management and Dr Tristan Henderson in the School of Computer Science, who are both very proud of their graduating student. Well done Janis!
A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available to support an exceptional student wishing to undertake doctoral research in health informatics, in particular looking at analysing and predicting disease trajectories of multimorbidity. This prestigious PhD scholarship is awarded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College at the University of St Andrews and will be supervised by Dr Areti Manataki, Dr Katherine Keenan, Prof Colin McCowan and Dr Michail Papathomas. Applications must be received by 12 June 2023.
Further information, including how to apply, can be found at: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships/scholarships-catalogue/postgraduate-scholarships/world-leading-scholarship-04-computer-science-medicine-geography/
Congratulations to all of our students who are graduating this year!
Hopefully we will see most of you again on Wednesday 14 June where the School will host a small reception in the coffee area between 11.00 and 13.00 for you and your guests, with a glass of bubbly and of course some cakes from Fisher and Donaldson.
Congratulations to Abd Alsattar Ardati, supervised by Dr Alex Voss, Dr Uta Hinrichs, Prof Ian Gent & Dr Angie Miguel, who has passed his PhD viva subject to minor corrections.
Many thanks to Prof Sampsa Hyysalo (Aalto University) for serving as the external examiner and to Dr Jason Jacques for being the internal examiner.
Congratulations to Mirza Hossain, a MSc student from the School of Computer Science, who won the ‘technology’ category of our bi-annual ideas competition What’s the big idea?. Mirza was awarded £100 for telling his idea for a new technology specifically targeted at AI researchers. Mirza has also secured a space on the upcoming Steps to Start Up and FastStart Design Thinking Sprint programmes in May.
These programmes are part of the Entrepreneurship Centre’s Summer series which are open to all staff, students, and non-University members.
More information and registration here.
The competitions will re-open again in the new academic year and students and staff can apply here.
Congratulations to Ai Jiang who passed her viva in Jan and has been awarded the PhD degree today after minor corrections!
Thanks to Juan Ye as supervisor, the external Prof. Luke Chen from Ulster University and internal Dr. Areti Manataki.