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

Employee surveillance: the road to surveillance is paved with good intentions

Edwards, L, Martin, L & Henderson, T 2018, Employee surveillance: the road to surveillance is paved with good intentions. in Amsterdam Privacy Conference. Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5/10/18.

A reference architecture and model for sensor data warehousing

Dobson, SA, Golfarelli, M, Graziani, S & Rizzi, S 2018, 'A reference architecture and model for sensor data warehousing' IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 18, no. 18, pp. 7659-7670. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2861327

A comparative view of mentoring approaches in Southampton

Wilde, AG & Perisic, V 2018, 'A comparative view of mentoring approaches in Southampton' Paper presented at Simply Better: Researching Assessment Practices, Southampton, United Kingdom, 13/09/18 - 13/09/18, .

Ubiquitous embodied learning with e-textiles

Wilde, AG & Ojuroye, O 2018, 'Ubiquitous embodied learning with e-textiles' Paper presented at First UK Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Systems Research Symposium, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 12/09/18 - 13/09/18, .

Diversity computing

Fletcher-Wastson, S, De Jaegher, H, van Dijk, J, Frauenberger, C, Magnee, M & Ye, J 2018, 'Diversity computing' Interactions, vol. 25, no. 5, 5, pp. 28-33. DOI: 10.1145/3243461

An academic’s observations from a sabbatical at Google

Ten simple rules for measuring the impact of workshops

Sufi, S, Nenadic, A, Silva, R, Duckles, B, Simera, I, de Beyer, JA, Struthers, C, Nurmikko-Fuller, T, Bellis, L, Miah, W, Wilde, A, Emsley, I, Philippe, O, Balzano, M, Coelho, S, Ford, H, Jones, C & Higgins, V 2018, 'Ten simple rules for measuring the impact of workshops' PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 14, no. 8, e1006191. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006191

A comparison of level set models in image segmentation

Memory consistency models using constraints

Akgün, Ö, Hoffmann, R & Sarkar, S 2018, Memory consistency models using constraints. in The Seventeenth Workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (ModRef 2018), Proceedings. 24th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2018), Lille, France, 27/08/18.

Modelling Langford's Problem: a viewpoint for search

Akgün, Ö & Miguel, I 2018, Modelling Langford's Problem: a viewpoint for search. in The Seventeenth Workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (ModRef 2018), Proceedings. 24th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2018), Lille, France, 27/08/18.