Best SICSA PhD Thesis

The SICSA Graduate Academy is an integral part of SICSA. The breadth and depth of research carried out by graduate researchers across Scotland is stunning indeed. To recognise and celebrate the very best of this research, we are excited to announce the SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland.

Selected from PhD dissertations awarded in the past year (2019/2020), the award is intended to recognise and honour outstanding research and exposition.

The submissions showcase the best exemplars of graduate research across Scotland, with entries from Scottish institutions. The submissions are reviewed by a selection committee consisting of senior researchers in Computer Science and Informatics and chaired by the SICSA Graduate Academy Director.

The winner will be announced at the SICSA Conference and will received a prize of £2,000 generously sponsored by Amazon Development Scotland. You will have the opportunity to hear from the shortlisted candidates at the Conference PhD Lightning Talks Session.

Amazon Development Centre Scotland

Amazon Development Centre Scotland is responsible for devising and growing innovations for Amazon around the world. Teams of engineers, machine learning scientists, designers and leaders run major programs in areas including advertising technology, personalised shopping recommendations, catalog relationships and HR & Recruiting systems. From interactive UI design to large-scale distributed systems and machine learning, we do whatever it takes to deliver great products and experiences for our customers. Established 15 years ago, Amazon Development Centre Scotland is a place where employees can make a real difference to customers by inventing, enhancing and building world-class software and delivering amazing results. We offer exceptional opportunities to grow technical and non-technical skills by working on exciting and challenging projects. We are based in Edinburgh city centre, which is frequently ranked one of the best places to live in the world. This is an informal and creative place to work. We work hard, but remember to have fun too and make the most of the great lifestyle our city has to offer.