Visiting Peking Students

Information for summer research visitors in 2018.

Summer Research Visitor Programme - Peking University Computer Science to Edinburgh School of Informatics

July~August 2018

We look forward to welcoming students from Peking University's Computer Science department to Edinburgh for an intensive research experience this summer.

Successful applicants will join one of our world-leading research groups for the summer.

Practical details

The core programme will run for 8 weeks, from 5 July through 29 August. Accommodation will be arranged (see below) in University halls of residence. One of our PhD students from China will be available to help with settling in to Edinburgh on arrival, and for general help throughout the summer.

Research projects

Before applying, the first step is to identify two or three projects that interest you and that fit with your background and experience. Possible project directors and topics (follow the links) are listed below.

Please do not contact the project director directly at this stage - send all queries to Dr Maria Wolters (WeChat: mariawolters), the programme coordinator. 


Shay Cohen Tensor decomposition and the method of moments for deep learning
Boris Grot Analysing predictability of program behavior via machine learning; High performance graph analytics on many-core processors
Heng Guo Algorithms and complexity
Paul Patras IoT security and privacy, Heterogenous mobile systems, Mobile network analytics
Larissa Pschetz Autonomous energy devices
Charles Sutton Deep learning for computer programs and natural language comments


Participants will stay in four- or five-bedroom flats in a University building near the Informatics Forum.  These flats are self-catered, you are responsible for your own meals. The cost of accommondation will be approximately £900 for nine weeks (2 July through 2 September). Students should not attempt to book these rooms through the University, we will take care of that and let you know the exact cost.

Bench fees

The University charges bench fees of £800 for the programme, which gives you access to our world class computing and research facilities. 

How to let us know you are interested

In the first instance, send a short email giving a ranked list of at least two, preferably three, projects, to:

Prof. Yao Guo


Dr Maria Wolters

Please use "Peking/Edinburgh summer research visit" as the subject, and attach a short CV, being sure to list any courses/projects/employment relevant to your choices.