Computing PhD Symposium showcases research

Award presentation

29 May 2017

Computing@Dundee held its 7th annual PhD Symposium on 23rd/24th May. This is a highlight of the academic year for both students and staff, and this year it was chaired by PhD students Garreth Tigwell and Tamás Süveges.

The PhD Symposium provides students with an opportunity to showcase their work and ideas, while gaining experience of conference organisation, session chairing, and paper reviewing.

In addition to the presentations by students, there was an energetic talk by Dr. Islem Rekik offering advice on generating research ideas and taking the best ideas through to publication.

A committee of computing academics judged the papers and talks. The Alex Carmichael Prize for best presentation by a first year went to Tamás Süveges for his talk titled: “Unified Binary Face Embeddings for Face Recognition”. Awarding one “Best Paper” prize this year proved difficult and instead it was decided that two transferred students would receive an award. The students were: Andrew McNeil, who’s paper was titled “Towards an Automated System for Detecting Arterial Stenoses in Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Angiography”, and Benjamin Gorman, who’s paper was titled “A Framework for Speechreading Acquisition Tools”.

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

Tamas Suveges presentation

Computing Lead Annalu Waller presents the Best Presentation certificate to Tamás Süveges

Ben Gormand/Andrew McNeil presentation

Annalu presents the Best Paper awards to Ben Gorman (left) and Andrew McNeil (right)


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