Fully-funded PhD studentships at giCentre

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering is offering a limited number of fully-funded PhD studentships.

These provide an excellent opportunity to study for a PhD at the giCentre. We are currently looking for candidates who are interested in topics across data visualisation and data science. We have a particular interest in visual data science that use visual approaches to doing data science. Have a look at our list of PhD topics or propose your own. If you are interested, please email us on gicentre@city.ac.uk, either indicating which proposal interests you or giving us your own specific ideas.

giCentre is a Research Centre of about 15 academics, researchers and PhD students who are working at the forefront of information visualisation and visual data science. We contribute to the Department's hugely successful MSc in Data Science programme and have close working relationships with the other Research Centres in the department. We have a good working space and environment and welcome new researchers joining or otherwise interacting with our group.

These studentships will be competitive. You'll need a good degree in a related area (computer science or other quantitative subject). Your application will benefit from early interaction with us, so please do get in touch with as soon as you can, well before the studentship deadline of 27th April.

These studentship give recipients a tax-free stipend per year (currently £16,000) for three years and will pay UK/EU tuition fees. Successful candidates will also be involved in teaching support. Full details are on the university website.

giCentre @ IEEE VIS 2017

We have 3 InfoVis, 3 VAST, 1 TVCG, and 2 CG&A papers that will be presented at IEEE VIS 2017 in Phoenix early October. We also have 2 InfoVis posters, one of which was awarded Best Poster Honorable mention, one award winning VAST Challenge entry. We are also involved with a panel on design studies, the BioVis Challenge, and the Velo Club de VIS Meetup and bike ride.

The full list of our contributions, pre-prints, data sets, movies and other materials are available for download at our vis2017 page.

Research Grant Success

Cagatay Turkay has been awarded a prestigious grant by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under their First-Grant scheme. The funding is for the project titled “NlViS: Natural Language Interaction for Visual Data Analysis” that will commence September 2017 for a duration of 18 months until February 2019.

The project will investigate ways to advance exploratory data analysis methodologies through novel combinations of interactive visualisations and natural language understanding. The project will be asking fundamental questions on how analysts make inferences from visual representations to develop an in-depth understanding of how exploratory visual data analysis processes are executed. Further details of the project can be found on the project page.