Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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Systems engineering

  • 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


Our research in systems engineering focuses on methods, tools and techniques for developing and supporting large, distributed, software-intensive systems and their associated operational and organisational processes. Our researchers work in three broad areas:

Cloud computing is an emerging area of research where we are investigating issues such as ad hoc clouds, cloud economics and application migration to the cloud.

The web pages describing these areas describe the work in more detail and link to the researchers involved in the work, specific projects and, where appropriate, partner sites.

We work closely with industry and other academic partners including the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, York, Oxford, Leeds, Bristol, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and City University, London.

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