Published Monday 8th November 2010
Alessandro Condotta and Nathan Kirk have been selected to represent the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds competition for a researcher of the year 2010. The competition takes place at the University of Leeds Postgraduate Researcher Conference - an annual showcase of postgraduate research and a celebration of the significant contribution postgraduate researchers make to the research profile of the University.
Each faculty puts forward only 3 candidates, who will be judged on the academic merit of their work, its potential impact upon, or benefit to, society, and their ability to communicate their research to a wide audience.
The two PhD projects from the School of Computing represent research at the forefront of computational modelling with high societal impact – handling dynamic scheduling under complex constraints such as oncology patients' chemotherapy treatments, and predicting complex system behaviour such as heart attacks.
The School PhD research will also be showcased by Justin Washtell who has been selected to present his work "From words to meaning: exploring the roles of distance and expectation". The abstract competition was fierce, with a success rate comparable to top international conferences. Well done to Justin!
Alessandro Condotta’s project on Integrated Patient Pathways Management: Modelling, Analysis and Optimisation.
Nathan Kirk’s project on Computational Simulation of Coupled Electromechanical Cardiac Activity.
Postgraduate research degrees within the School of Computing.