Computing PhD Symposium showcases exciting research

Haocheng receives his prize from Professor Tim Newman

20 June 2016

The University of Dundee’s 6th annual Computing PhD Symposium was held on the 23rd/24th May in the Queen Mother Building. At this annual event, PhD students are given the opportunity to showcase their work and ideas while gaining experience of conference organisation, session chairing, and the paper reviewing process. It has become a highlight of the academic year for both students and staff. As well as talks by students, this year’s symposium, chaired by PhD students Chris Warburton and Garreth Tigwell, included a lively invited panel session on “life after the viva” with five panellists drawn from academia and industry.

A committee of computing academics assessed all submissions to decide who should be awarded the Alex Carmichael Research Prize. This year’s prize went to Haocheng Shen from the Computer Vision & Image Processing group for his paper “Fully Connected CRF with Data-driven Prior for Brain Tumour Segmentation”.

Haocheng receives his prize from Professor Tim Newman (Vice-Principal for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Wider Impact).

The proceedings (peer-reviewed by the students) are available on the symposium website at

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