PhD studentship opportunities at giCentre

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Computer Science is offering two fully-funded PhD studentships to start in October 2015. This is an exciting opportunity to spend three years working on cutting edge research in central London.

The giCentre would like to encourage strong candidates with research interests in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics to apply for the positions. We have particular interests in spatial and temporal aspects of data and analysis, but not exclusively so. We also welcome candidates from relevant non-computer-science backgrounds.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact us via with your research idea as a draft proposal. If it fits with our research interests, we will help you develop the proposal for application to the Department of Computer Science.

The absolute deadline for applications is 25 May 2015, but if you would like us to help develop your proposal, please communicate with us by 11th May 2015.

The studentships will be very competitive and candidates need to have very good profiles, including good first and further degrees at high ranking institutions. A record of publication in recognised peer-reviewed fora would be a distinct advantage.

Please see full details of the studentships at, under the "School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering: 6 Doctoral Studentships" heading.

Marc Streit visiting giCentre

 Marc Streit will be visiting the giCentre next week. He is assistant professor at the Institute of Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University, Linz.  Working in information visualization and visual analytics, he has a special interest biological  data visualization. The Caleydo project, of which he is co-founder, has attracted much attention and awards at several prestigious conferences. This is a great opportunity to hear from a rising star of Visualization -- Marc will be giving a talk next Wednesday 13th May, details of which are here

City Unrulyversity Visualization

Jason Dykes, Jo Wood and Cagatay Turkay are participating in the Spring Term of City's 'pop-up' University.

City Unrulyversity consists of workshops run by academics from City, intended to "inform, inspire, and empower the next generation of Tech City entrepreneurs".

Sessions are on Wednesday evenings at Unruly Media just off Brick Lane and bookable through EventBrite.  

Jo is "Telling Stories with Data Visualization", Jason is exploring ways of "Using UX and Visualization to Give You an Edge?" with UX consultant Paula de Matos and Cagatay is identifying the "Origins, Methods, Challenges and Future of Data Science".

You can get reports of the sessions and see pictures through the @CityUnruly twitter feed.