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.

Fully-funded PhD Studentship opportunity 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 related to various areas in data visualisation. Have a look at our list of PhD topics or propose your own. If you are interested, please email us on, either indicating which proposal interests you or giving us your own specific ideas.

These studentships will be highly competitive, you'll need a good degree in a related area (computer science or other quantitative subject) and preferably to have already published some scientific work. Your application will benefit from early interaction with us, so please do get in touch with us soon, well before the studentship deadline of 19th May 2017.

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 (scroll down to "School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering").