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 engineering including software architecture cloud computing and next-generation internet, programming models for distributed 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.

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

The Missing Link! A new skeleton for evolutionary multi-agent systems in Erlang

Concentration of perfluorinated compounds and cotinine in human foetal organs, placenta, and maternal plasma

Parallel algorithms for computing finite semigroups

Ancient roman coin retrieval: a systematic examination of the effects of coin grade

Fare, C & Arandelovic, O 2017, Ancient roman coin retrieval: a systematic examination of the effects of coin grade. in JM Jose, C Hauff, IS Altıngovde , D Song, D Albakour, S Watt & J Tait (eds), Advances in Information Retrieval: 39th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2017, Aberdeen, UK, April 8-13, 2017, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10193, Springer, Cham, pp. 410-423, 39th European Conference on IR Research, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 9-13 April. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_32

Diagnosis prediction from electronic health records (EHR) using the binary diagnosis history vector representation

The status of the Zassenhaus conjecture for small groups

Bächle, A, Herman, A, Konovalov, A, Margolis, L & Singh, G 2017, 'The status of the Zassenhaus conjecture for small groups' Experimental Mathematics, vol Latest Articles. DOI: 10.1080/10586458.2017.1306814

The sticking point in the bench press, the squat, and the deadlift: similarities and differences, and their significance for research and practice

IEEE 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wireless LAN cells with legacy clients

Abu-Tair, M & Bhatti, SN 2017, IEEE 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wireless LAN cells with legacy clients. in 2017 IEEE 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., AINA 2017 - 31st IEEE Intl. Conf. Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 27-29 March.

Impact of cell load on 5GHz IEEE 802.11 WLAN

Abu-Tair, M & Bhatti, SN 2017, Impact of cell load on 5GHz IEEE 802.11 WLAN. in 2017 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., PAEWN 2017 - 12th Intl. Wkshp. Performance Analysis and Enhancement of Wireless Networks, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 27-29 March.

Resource efficiency in container-instance clusters

Awada, U & Barker, AD 2017, Resource efficiency in container-instance clusters. in Second International Conference on Internet of Things, Data and Cloud Computing (ICC 2017). ACM, 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Data and Cloud Computing (ICC 2017), Cambridge, United Kingdom, 22-23 March. DOI: 10.1145/3018896.3056798