School of Informatics

Alumni profiles

Some of our graduates talk about their experiences at the University of Edinburgh and where their degree has led them.

Hanne Carlsson

In 2018, Hanne graduated with BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Tom Griffiths

Tom co-founded Fanduel with other Informatics alumni. The company is now valued at over $1 billion.

Dimple Gulrajani

Dimple studied Computer Science with Management and graduated in 2017.

Anne Johnson

"Keep abreast of technology and use the knowledge to guide your ambitions," says Anne, angel investor and CEO of Cunning Systems.

Mykel Kochenderfer

The Director of Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory has such fond memories of Edinburgh that he brought students on a study visit.

Andrew Blake

Professor Andrew Blake is the first Director of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science.

Olise Okpala

Olise Okpala tells us why he chose Edinburgh to do his Masters Degree in Computer Science.

Grigori Fursin

Grigori Fursin shares how the city and the university helped to shape his personal and professional life.

Peter Sandilands

Peter achieved a BSc (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science and went on to do his PhD at Informatics too.

Stuart Johnston

Stuart shares with us how his studies at Edinburgh helped shape his life.

Chris Ellis

MSc graduate Chris Ellis tells us about his reasons for studying at the School of Informatics.

Iain Wallace

Iain Wallace graduated with a PhD from the School of Informatics in 2010.

Tim Willis

Dr Tim Willis studied for an MSc and then a PhD at the School of Informatics and has subsequently gone on to found his own company.

Luna De Ferrari

MSc and PhD graduate Luna De Ferrari talks about her time at the School of Informatics and why she has stayed in Edinburgh.

Stuart Beard

Software Engineering graduate Stuart Beard talks to us about his time at the School of Informatics and how it led to his career as a software integrator and designer.

Michael Mangan

Michael Mangan, a PhD graduate in Robotics talks about his proudest achievements and how he learnt invaluable lessons in how to bring an idea from the research lab to a commercial product. 

Richard Marshall

Richard M Marshall, a BSc and PhD graduate in Computer Science tells us about his time at Informatics and how important it is to be passionate about your chosen subject. 

Mike McQuaid

Software engineer Mike McQuaid talks about how Edinburgh stimulated an appetite for learning that has led to a career he loves.

Constance Crowe

Connie Crowe studied Master of Informatics (MInf) and graduated in 2018.