School of Informatics

Centres for Doctoral Training Open Day

Whether you’ve already applied or plan to apply to any of the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training offered by the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh come along to our Open Day. Meet the directors and current students, learn more about the CDT programmes, and have the opportunity to have your questions answered.


27 February 2015, 12:30 - 16:00

Also, find out about other postgraduate programmes on offer at the School of Informatics.

About the EPSRC CDTs

Data Science

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science, led by Professor Chris Williams focuses on the computational principles, methods, and systems for extracting knowledge from data.

Large data sets are now generated by almost every activity in science, society, and commerce, ranging from molecular biology to social media, from sustainable energy to health care.

Data science seeks to efficiently find patterns in these vast streams of information.

Pervasive Parallelism

The EPSRC CDT in Pervasive Parallelism, led by Professor Mike O'Boyle seeks to address the end of the one-step-at-time era of sequential computing. Students focus on systems containing multiple processors.

Their research reconsiders how to design programming languages and architectures, for example to allow flexible trading of energy for performance.

Researchers also consider the necessary theories and methodologies to reason about the behaviour of this new hardware and software.

Industrial interaction ensures that students engage with real world case-studies.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

The EPSRC CDT in Robotics and Autonomous Systems,led by Professor Sethu Vijayakumar of Informatics, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University addresses key challenges for managing interactions between robots and their environments. Between multiple autonomous systems, and between robots and people.

As with the other CDTs, the centre uses industrial engagement to ground research and training on real world challenges, enabling an innovation pipeline from research to global markets.

The centre is supported by Edinburgh’s world class infrastructure in robotics.

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