Chris Cummins wins coveted SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland 2019-2020

Awarded for his pioneering work on deep learning

Many congratulations to Chris Cummins (and his supervisors, Hugh Leather and Pavlos Petoumenos) who won the SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland 2019-2020.  Sponsored by Amazon Development Scotland, Chris recieves this coveted award for his for his pioneering work on deep learning.


Professor Stuart Anderson, SICSA Interim Director said:

“Chris’s research into deep learning and neural networks is outstanding. We received a range of exceptional submissions for this year’s Best Dissertation in Scotland Award, once again demonstrating the calibre of students, research and industry collaboration in Scotland.”

Jane Morrison-Ross, CEO of ScotlandIS added:

“Scotland is already at the forefront of neural network technology research and Chris’s work really brings this to life. Research and the application of deep neural networks are of critical importance to our digital technology sector and I know that many companies have already been looking at adopting Chris’s research.


Useful Links

Chris Cummins

SICSA Conference 2020

Amazon Development Scotland

School of Informatics