Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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EPSRC studentships in cloud computing

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  • CS students after graduation.
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  • Jack Cole student lab.
  • Philip Lee lab - Honours lab
  • John Honey teaching lab
  • Jack Cole student lab

The School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews has recently set up a research collaboration in cloud computing. As part of this, we are looking for highly motivated research students with an interest in this exciting new area.

Examples of possible research projects are:

  1. Specifying, Measuring and Understanding High-Level Cloud Properties
  2. An Experimental Laboratory in the Cloud
  3. Computational Group Theory with Map-Reduce
  4. Socio-technical Issues in Cloud Computing
  5. Social Cloud Computing
  6. Constraint-based Cloud Management

A full list of possible projects is available but other projects may also be possible. If you have your own ideas for research in this area, we'd like to talk to you about them.

We have EPSRC-funded studentships available for students interested in working towards a PhD. EPSRC studentships offer a maintenance allowance of about £13, 000 per year for 3.5 years but are only open to students who fulfil the EPSRC's eligibility requirements. Students whose family home is outside the EU are unlikely to fulfil the eligibility requirements. Please check before applying as we cannot consider applications from ineligible students.

Students should normally have or expect at least an upper-2nd class Honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.

For further information on how to apply, see our postgraduate web pages. The closing date for applications is 30th April and we will make decisions on studentship allocation by mid-May.