Computing student named Software Engineer of the Year

| 2018

Computing Science student Can Gafuroglu has won first prize and been named Young Software Engineer of the Year organised by ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital technologies industry. Can’s project uses AI and machine learning to support smart diagnosis of early dementia. The 2018 Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards, now in their 29th year, are given to the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland. Each university submits the best final year undergraduate software engineering project from amongst ...

University’s weapons footage arms police with new knowledge

| 2018

University of Dundee footage showing the devastating effects of firearms is being used as a new means of training to aid the investigation of gun crime. The University’s Dr Michael Brown has been working with the Forensic Services Firearms Section of the Scottish Police Authority as part of a collaboration on improving ways that firearms offences are investigated. Utilising high-speed, ultra-sensitive cameras from the University’s School of Science and Engineering, Dr Brown has been working with scientists to examine the characteristics of different types of weapons and ammunition. Dr Brow...

Son finds father’s ‘Branksy’ on campus

| 2018

A University of Dundee staff member was astonished to find a Bansky-esque tag of his father’s name in the foundations of a demolished building. Derek Brankin, Computer Systems Officer in the School of Science and Engineering, said his father’s graffiti, which is more than 50 years-old, caught his eye as he walked through campus past the Microcentre building which has just been demolished. He said, “I knew my father had worked on the Microcentre building when it was being built - he was a painter at the time - but he never told me he had left his mark! “The area uncovered by the demo...

Saltire Scholar Internship

| 2018

Name: Will Pearce Degree: MSci Physics and Renewable Energy Science Internship: Edinburgh Airport - UK "I found out about Saltire from a student who spoke to our class about an Internship she had completed in California a couple of years before. Immediately, I thought that sounds amazing but couldn't imagine myself getting picked for such a prestigious programme. The process is long and a lot of work, you need to be patient and work your way through it. Although it is a lot of effort, it is 100% worth it!" "My internship has been as an Energy Data Analyst for Edinburgh Airport. My job is to understand and ...

“Dundee is so peaceful, I really like it here” – Summer School students tell us what they have enjoyed most about their experience

| 2018

Beautiful, calming…and penguins! Some words to describe what our Summer School students thought of Dundee. Students from across China are experiencing what it’s like for students at the University of Dundee. Although the majority of students are majoring in STEM subjects, they have also had the chance to take part in lectures, workshops and tutorials from other areas such as art and design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and a range of subjects at the School of Social Sciences. They have also been set extracurricular activities, including promoting the University of Dundee...