We are pleased to announce the final results of this year’s PhD Scholarship Programme.
In September 2011, Microsoft Research received 110 PhD applications which were reviewed by 148 internal and external reviewers between October and December 2011. Microsoft Research have now selected 16 applications that will be funded through Microsoft Research Connections starting in the academic year 2012/13.
Four proposals relate to the new Joint Initiative in Informatics with Edinburgh University.
The selected applications are listed below.
Applicants have already been informed of the decision.
Development of an Executable Model Encapsulating Blood Cell Development from Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells Supervisor: Berthold Gottgens, University of Cambridge MSR Supervisor: Jasmin Fisher
Incremental and Adaptive Symbolic Execution Supervisor: Cristian Cadar, Imperial College London MSR Supervisor: Miguel Castro
Supporting a 'Sense of Home' in Care Homes: an Exploration of Digital Design with People Living with Dementia Supervisor: Jayne Wallace, Northumbria University MSR Supervisors: Tim Regan, Siân Lindley
Efficient Approximations for Fast Simulations: Application to Building Designs Supervisor: Leo Liberti, Ecole Polytechnique MSR Supervisor: Youssef Hamadi
Virtualization and High-Productivity for Many-Cores Supervisor: Mikel Lujan, University of Manchester MSR Supervisor: Tim Harris
Automated Design of Revenue-Maximizing Ad Auctions Supervisor: Mingyu Guo, University of Liverpool MSR Supervisors: Yoram Bachrach, Peter Key
LumiConSense Supervisor: Oliver Bimber, Johannes Kepler University MSR Supervisors: Shahram Izadi, Otmar Hilliges
Content-based Relevance Estimation on the Web
Supervisor: Oren Kurland, Technion MSR Supervisors: Filip Radlinski, Milad Shokouhi
Developing Novel Computational Methods to Describe and Predict Human Behaviour in Earth System Models
Supervisor: Paul Palmer, University of Edinburgh MSR Supervisor: Drew Purves
Dynamic Modelling of HIV Recognition by the Immune System
Supervisor: Peter Coveney, University College London MSR Supervisor: Neil Dalchau
Systematic Assessment of Uncertainty in Couples Carbon-Nitrogen Cycle Models and their Climate Feedbacks
Supervisor: Sönke Zaehle, MPI for Biogeochemistry MSR Supervisor: Matthew Smith Joint Initiative in Informatics with Edinburgh University
Machine Learning Markets Supervisor: Amos Storkey, University of Edinburgh MSR Supervisors: Peter Key, Thore Graepel
Statistical Language Processing for Programming Language Text Supervisor: Charles Sutton, University of Edinburgh MSR Supervisors: Andy Gordon, Thore Graepel
Machine Learning Methods for Formal Dynamical Systems: a Systems Biology Case Study Supervisor: Jane Hillston/Guido Sanguinetti, University of Edinburgh MSR Supervisors: Luca Cardelli, Andrew Phillips
Holistic Evaluation in LINQ Supervisor: Stratis Viglas, University of Edinburgh MSR Supervisor: Gavin Bierman