Claire Jones Prize
Claire Jones was a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh from 1985-89, where after she went on to work as a Research Fellow in the University's Department of Computer Science.
In honour of Claire Jones, a previous member of the Adelard team and a pioneer in the industrial application of formal methods, we actively promote the advancement of great female minds in the area of Computer Science.
Adelard sponsors the prize for the Best Performing Female MSc Student at the University of Edinburgh. This prize recognises the talent, knowledge and tremendous efforts of those who will no doubt go onto make significant contributions to the world after the completion of their degree.
Claire Jones prize 2021 winner
On the 30th November 2021, Christina Ovezik was awarded the Claire Jones prize as the Best Performing Female MSc Student at The University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.
Claire Jones prize 2020 winner
On the 30th November 2020, Pia Siegele was awarded the Claire Jones prize as the Best Performing Female MSc Student at The University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.
Pia completed an MSc in Cognitive Science. In her thesis “The Influence of Synaptic Remodelling on Neuronal Network Activity and Function” Pia used computational modelling techniques to investigate the dynamics of neuronal networks in the brain. More specifically, she was interested in understanding how neuronal networks maintain stable activity and function, despite the fact their components (the neurons and synapses) constantly change. Computational studies such as these provide insights into the principles of brain function in health and disease, and are of interest for the development of biologically inspired artificial neural networks.
You can access Pia’s work via the list of outstanding projects: https://project-archive.inf.ed.ac.uk/msc/2020-outstanding.html
Claire Jones prize 2019 winner
On the 23rd November 2019, Dimitra Giantsidi was awarded the Claire Jones prize as the Best Performing Female MSc Student at The University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.
Claire Jones prize 2018 winner
On 29th November 2018, Carolin Scholl was awarded the Claire Jones prize by University of Edinbugh’s Head of School at the Informatics Forum.
Carolin Scholl was studying toward an Artificial Intelligence MSc degree and recently completed her thesis, “Pruning over-representations in stochastic latent encoder models”. Her thesis can be found via the list of outstanding projects https://project-archive.inf.ed.ac.uk/msc/2018-outstanding.html
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