Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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

We are a top-class group of researchers with interests in a wide range of areas of theoretical and practical computer science. All our academic staff are research active, working with a team of post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers and a lively population of research students. See our directory of staff and research students.

We are currently advertising funded PhD studentships. We are interested in applications from all our research themes, and also provide a list of specific potential projects suggested by our academics.

Our research focuses on core themes of theoretical and practical computer science:

  • Artificial intelligence and symbolic computation including constraint programming, computational algebra and computational logic and natural language processing, image processing and robotics.
  • Networked and distributed systems including distributed and autonomic systems, middleware, network design and architecture, wireless and sensor networks, performance measurement and distributed learning environments.
  • Systems engineering including software engineering, system dependability, social informatics and functional programming.
  • Human Computer Interaction including pervasive and ubiquitous computing, input and output technologies, intelligent interactive systems and visualisation .

The School is a member of SICSA - The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance

We encourage and value collaborative and multi-disciplinary research and have recently established the St Andrews Co-laboratory on Cloud Computing (StACC), a research collaboration that brings researchers from a range of backgrounds together to work on cloud computing research problems.

We have research support from a range of funding bodies including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Commission and Industry.

All School publications are published via the University of St Andrews Research Portal.

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See also: completed Computer Science PhD theses.

If you are interested in doing a PhD, see our research students. We may have studentships available for excellent students, including research studentships in cloud computing.

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