Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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Welcome to the School of Computer Science

  • Academics in robes with Vint Cerf
  • Lecture on web technologies
  • First year lecture
  • MSc students in the lab
  • MSc students in the lab
  • Undergraduate tutorial
  • Lecture
  • MSc students enjoying a sunny day
  • MSc students at the summer BBQ
  • First year students in a lab-based exercise class
  • MSc students in the snow after November graduation
  • MSc students after graduation
  • Undergraduate students after summer graduation
  • Blue sky thinking
  • Lecture
  • The Jack Cole building
  • Staff discussion

The first degree in Computer Science at St Andrews was awarded in 1971. Today, the School of Computer Science is a centre of excellence for computer science teaching and research, with staff and students from Scotland and all parts of the world. It is a member of SICSA - The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance. You can find our alumni across the world in industry and academia. The School moved into the purpose-built Jack Cole and the refurbished John Honey buildings in 2004, which we are regularly updating with new labs and new teaching spaces.

We offer BSc, MSci, MSc, MPhil, MSc (Res), PhD, and EngD degree programmes, and are active in research in the fundamentals of computer science, networking and distributed systems, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, and software systems engineering. Part of each academic year is our Distinguished Lecture Seminar series, which is approaching its 50th anniversary in 2019.

If you are thinking about studying at St Andrews, you are very welcome to come and visit us to see for yourself. There are visiting days on Wednesdays throughout the year. If you are one of our Alumni please visit our Alumni site for alumni stories and more.

The School’s commitment to advancing gender equality has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

News

Back to normal
The School will be fully open as normal from around 0800 tomorrow, Thursday 14 February.  We’re running on generator power as a result of the w [...]
Reduced service because of fire
As you may be aware, there was a fire over the weekend in the School of Chemistry. While this has not led to any physical damage in Computer Science, [...]
Tom Kelsey appointed Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update
Arne Sunde, the incoming Editor-in-Chief, has appointed Tom Kelsey as Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update. Human Reproduction Update is the [...]
A new vision
In an unexpected addition to his skill set the School’s resident gadget expert, Marwan Fayed, has started a sideline in cleaning glasses with hi [...]
PhD viva success: Khawar Shehzad
Congratulations to Khawar Shehzad, who successfully defended his thesis today. He is pictured with supervisor Professor Saleem Bhatti, Internal examin [...]
December Graduation 2018
Congratulations to the Masters Class of 2018, and PhD students Dr Daniel Rough and Dr Adeola Fabola who graduated last week. The School also celebrate [...]
PhD viva success: Shyam Reyal
Congratulations to Shyam Reyal, who successfully defended his thesis yesterday. He is pictured with Internal examiner Dr Tom Kelsey and external exami [...]

Ongoing and future events

Quintin Cutts (Glasgow): Re-imagining software engineering education through the apprenticeship lens (School Seminar)  next week 
Seminar: 19th Feb 2019 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract: Apprenticeship degrees have sprung up so fast that there has been little time for us all to reflect on how this apparently new form of educa [...]
Lauren Roberts & Peter Michalák (Newcastle): Automating the Placement of Time Series Models for IoT Healthcare Applications (School Seminar)
Seminar: 26th Feb 2019 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract: There has been a dramatic growth in the number and range of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that generate healthcare data. These sensors st [...]
Marina Romanchikova (NPL) School Seminar
Seminar: 12th Mar 2019 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract TBD
Paul-Olivier Dehaye: From Cambridge Analytica to the future of online services: a personal journey (School Seminar)
Seminar: 19th Mar 2019 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract: 2018 was a crazy year for privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May, and new revelations on the personal data e [...]
Rachel Menzies (Dundee) School Seminar
Seminar: 2nd Apr 2019 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in Cole 1.33a) School Seminar Series Abstract TBD