Computer Science @ University of St Andrews

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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.

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.
  • Computer systems including cloud computing and distributed systems, next-generation internet, sensor systems, pervasive systems and data linkage analysis.
  • Human Computer Interaction including pervasive and ubiquitous computing, input and output technologies, intelligent interactive systems and visualisation.
  • Programming languages with an emphasis on type systems and parallelism in functional programming languages.
  • Health Informatics focusing on biomedical models, hypotheses, and systems for future biomedical research projects using data from both studies and simulations.

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

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.

Recent Publications

Lasselle, LSZ & Kirby, GNC 2019, 'An Examination of Gender Imbalance in Vocational Interests among Young People Living in Scottish Rural Communities' Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2019), Hamburg, Germany, 3/09/19 - 6/09/19, .

de Muijnck-Hughes, J, Vanderbauwhede, W & Brady, EC 2019, Value-dependent session design in a dependently typed language. in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. Open Publishing Association, Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency- & Communication-cEntric Software (PLACES 2019)
, Prague, Czech Republic, 7/04/19.

Miller, AHD & Cassidy, CA 2019, Time travel as a visitor experience: a virtual reality exhibit template for historical exploration. in Proceedings of the Immersive Learning Research Network. 5th Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (iLRN 2019), London, United Kingdom, 23/06/19.

Miller, AHD & Rhodes, EGS 2019, Viewing the past: virtual time binoculars and the Edinburgh 1544 reconstruction. in Proceedings of the Immersive Learning Research Network. 5th Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (iLRN 2019), London, United Kingdom, 23/06/19.

van der Kooi, AL, Kelsey, TW, van den Heuvel-Eibrink, M, Laven, JSE, Wallace, WHB & Anderson, RA 2019, 'Perinatal complications in female survivors of cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis' European Journal of Cancer, vol. 111, pp. 126-137.

Mamsen, L, Charkiewicz, K, Anderson, R, Telfer, E, McGlaughlin, M, Kelsey, TW, Kristensen, S, Gook, D, Ernst, E & Andersen, CY 2019, 'Characterization of follicles in girls and young women with Turner syndrome who underwent ovarian tissue cryopreservation' Fertility and Sterility, vol. In press.