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

The impact of cancer on subsequent chance of pregnancy: a population-based analysis

Anderson, RA, Brewster, DH, Wood, R, Nowell, S, Fischbacher, C, Kelsey, TW & Wallace, WHB 2018, 'The impact of cancer on subsequent chance of pregnancy: a population-based analysis' Human Reproduction, vol 33, no. 7, pp. 1281-1290. DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dey216

Reimagining the central challenge of face recognition: turning a problem into an advantage

Metamorphic testing of constraint solvers

Akgun, O, Gent, IP, Jefferson, CA, Miguel, IJ & Nightingale, PW 2018, Metamorphic testing of constraint solvers. in J Hooker (ed.), Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming: 24th International Conference, CP 2018, Lille, France, August 27-31, 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 24th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2018), Lille, France, 27/08/18.

Automatic discovery and exploitation of promising subproblems for tabulation

Akgun, O, Gent, IP, Jefferson, CA, Miguel, IJ, Nightingale, PW & Salamon, AZ 2018, Automatic discovery and exploitation of promising subproblems for tabulation. in J Hooker (ed.), Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming: 24th International Conference, CP 2018, Lille, France, August 27-31, 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 24th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2018), Lille, France, 27/08/18.

Algorithms for experimenting with Zariski dense subgroups

Discovering topic structures of a temporally evolving document corpus

HCI and the educational technology revolution #HCIEd2018: a workshop on video-making for teaching and learning human-computer interaction

Wilde, AG, Vasilchenko, A & Dix, A 2018, HCI and the educational technology revolution #HCIEd2018: a workshop on video-making for teaching and learning human-computer interaction. in Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI'18)., 9, ACM, New York, NY, International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Italy, 29/05/18. DOI: 10.1145/3206505.3206600

Mentoring Web Science MSc students

Thuermer, G, Morgan, C & Wilde, AG 2018, 'Mentoring Web Science MSc students' 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27/05/18 - 30/05/18, .

Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue may be considered in young girls with galactosemia

Video coursework: opportunity and challenge for HCI education

Vasilchenko, A, Wilde, AG, Snow, S, Balaam, M & Devlin, M 2018, 'Video coursework: opportunity and challenge for HCI education' Paper presented at International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Italy, 29/05/18 - 1/06/18, . DOI: 10.1145/3206505.3206596