Meet some of our current PhD students. They share their experiences, aspirations, and advice, so you can get a better view of what PhD study in LFCS is like.
My PhD is on quantum computer science. I'm studying abstract models of quantum computation that may help us gain a better intuition on how to exploit the advantage quantum computers provide. My goal is to provide abstractions and tools that make the field of quantum computing more amenable to all kinds of computer scientists.
I am PhD student within the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS) admitted through one of the centres for doctoral training (CDT). I am a member of the programming languages research group within LFCS. My research interests revolve around taming programming with (side-)effects.
As a member of the Database Group, I am currently a second-year PhD student in LFCS, School of Informatics. Supervised by Prof. Wenfei Fan and Prof. Leonid Libkin, I am working on a number of projects, mainly focusing on graph data management and data quality. I am especially interested in handling graph database challenges by jointly considering fundamental graph algorithms and machine learning.
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I started to seriously consider the idea of pursuing a PhD in my final year of undergraduate studies. I enjoyed the experience of doing a research project in my final year and continuing my studies with a PhD felt the natural thing to do. My studies are in the research area of spectral graph theory which, in a nutshell, represents the study of the algebraic properties of matrices related to graphs.
I am a final year PhD student in LFCS as part of the Center for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism. My area of research is Software Testing and my primary supervisor Dr Ajitha Rajan.
The video below shows some of the highlights of the research happening at LFCS.