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School of Mathematics

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Photo of Maria. She has straight blonde hair is wearing a cream jumper with a black and white checked blazer jacket. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Maria Poulli, Data Scientist Consultant, BSc Mathematics

Maria shares how her initial job after graduation led to her moving to New York to pursue a Masters degree in Data Analytics.   Programme BSc Mathematics Year of graduation 2018 Job title Data Scientist Consultant Industry Technology Home country Cyprus   Why did you decide to study at the University of Edinburgh? And why […]

Satellite dish with a sunset background

Torben Sell, a lecturer in Machine Learning at the School of Mathematics, talks about his experiences of attending an AIMday and the resulting project with the Pentland Land Managers Association. Academic researchers in the School of Mathematics regularly participate in various knowledge exchange activities with external partners and across Schools. One format that has proved […]

Photo of Megan smiling with a waterfall in the background. Megan is wearing a black cap, and a floral red top with a blue flower motif

The fight against deforestation – supporting sustainable land use with satellite data Computer Science MSc student, Megan, shares their experience with taking part in the School of Mathematics’ annual interdisciplinary MSc Challenge. For one week, Master’s students from diverse academic backgrounds – mathematics, informatics and geosciences – came together to take on the week-long Earth […]

Photo of Vera. She has dark curled hair and is wearing a red jumper. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Vera Dimovska, Machine Learning Engineer, MMath Mathematics

Vera shares the broad range of extra-curricular opportunities she took part in to develop her employability skills, as well as her experiences of 2nd year entry to the programme.   Programme MMath Mathematics (2nd year entry) Year of graduation 2020 Job title Machine Learning Engineer Industry Technology Home country North Macedonia   Why did you […]

by Jena / from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / BSc Mathematics and Business / 2nd Year (UG)   Coming to university, checking your bank account’s balance can be one of your least favourite things to do. There are a lot of expenses to consider, such as tuition fees, rent, transportation, groceries, and social activities, […]

Photo of Mathew smiling at camera. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Mathew Legge, Software Engineer, BSc Mathematics

Mathew shares how finishing his degree during a pandemic helped him to identify a future career path in tech.   Programme BSc Mathematics Year of graduation 2020 Job title Software Engineer Industry Technology Home country Scotland   Why did you decide to study at the University of Edinburgh? And why did you choose to study […]

Photo of Kieran wearing a blue shirt, leaning on a railing. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Kieran Dewar, Python Developer, MMath Mathematics

Kieran shares how his study abroad year broadened his knowledge and helped him become more adaptable in new situations.   Programme MMath Mathematics Year of graduation 2018 Job title Python Developer Industry Software Engineering Home country France / Scotland   Why did you decide to study at the University of Edinburgh? When I was applying, […]

Julie and her sister stood in front of the Glenfinnan Viaduct as it curves round the bend

Julie (Year 3 School of Mathematics student) talks about her experience as an Internal Communications Employ.Ed On Campus intern in the School of Mathematics last summer.  This past summer I was an Employ.ed intern in the School of Maths and got to spend the summer in Edinburgh designing and creating an intranet for the staff […]

Photo of Beth smiling at camera, wearing a stripy top. Text reads: Alumni Stories, Beth Gooding, Software Engineer, MMath Mathematics

Beth shares her experiences of being the first in her family to attend university. She also talks about the skills she developed from both within and outside her degree in order to pursue a career in software engineering.   Programme MMath Mathematics Year of graduation 2020 Job title Software Engineer Industry Finance Home country England […]

Photo of Akshay Gupte, Andreas Grothey, Alper Yildirim and Burak Buke speaking with Police Scotland

We are excited to announce some recent successes in our ongoing collaboration with Police Scotland. Three different projects have been approved for funding, marking a significant step forward in our working relationship. We are working closely to develop innovative solutions aimed at optimizing police resourcing through data-driven decision-making. This partnership originated as part of the […]


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