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ACL 2021 Test of Time Award

Dr. Jean Carletta has been awarded the 2021 Association for Computational Linguistics 25-year Test-of-Time paper award for Assessing Agreement on Classification Tasks: The Kappa Statistic, Computational Linguistics 22 (1), 1996. In this paper she intervened to correct a common but misleading statistical practice. As a result, her field began to require assessments of how variability […]

Alex Bain completes 2020 London Marathon

Congratulations to School Manager Alex Bain, who completed the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4th October. Alex runner number 7584 has completed five London Marathons (5 years in a row). Alex, t-shirts and medals are pictured below.

Learning to Describe: A New Approach to Computer Vision Based Ancient Coin Analysis

The work on deep learning based understanding of ancient coins by Jessica Cooper, who is a Research Assistant and a part-time PhD student supervised by Oggie Arandjelovic and David Harrison has been chosen as a featured, “title story” article by the Journal Sci where it was published in a Special Issue Machine Learning and Vision […]

Zoë Nengite awarded Principal's Medal

Congratulations to Zoë Nengite who has been awarded The Principal's Medal in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and exceptional activities within the University and the wider St Andrews community. The Medal is awarded to students who have both excellent academic accomplishments and those who have inspired and supported their peers and who have often undertaken […]

PhD viva success: Hui-Shyong Yeo

Congratulations to Hui-Shyong Yeoi, who successfully defended his thesis last month. The virtual viva was convened by Dr Uta Hinrichs with external examiner Professor Stephen Brewster from The University of Glasgow.

PhD viva success: Fearn Bishop

Congratulations to Fearn Bishop, who succesfuly defended her thesis last month. The virtual viva was convened by Dr Alice Toniolo with external examiner Dr Petra Isenberg from from the AVIZ group INRIA, Saclay Île-de-France.

Royal Television Society Bursary Scheme 2020

*STV has committed to provide a further ten students with RTS/STV bursary in the 2020/21 academic year.* Considering a career in the broadcasting industry? Our students have successfuly secured Royal Television Society technology bursaries in 2019 and in previous years. The venture is intended to address a skills gap and attract some talented young people […]

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for Nguyen Dang

Congratulations to Dr Nguyen Dang, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. The 3 year Fellowships are intended to assist those at an early stage of their academic careers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. Nguyen will be researching Constraint-based automated generation of synthetic benchmark instances. Abstract summary: “Combinatorial problems […]

PhD viva success: Dawand Sulaiman

Congratulations to Dawand Sulaiman, who succesfuly defended his thesis in March. The virtual viva was convened by Dr Özgür Akgün with external examiner Dr Barry Porter from Lancaster Univeristy.