The project prizes are awarded to the student, or students producing the best individual projects, as judged by a prize committee. Additional projects that are outstanding in terms of technical achievement and presentation are awarded "Distinguished" status. The prize winning and distinguished projects are listed below. In most cases the reports can be downloaded electronically.

2017-18 Sponsored Prizes

Academic Excellence Awards, sponsored by The Department of Computing Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP)

Awarded for academic excellence, to students with an overall distinction and the highest exam marks. Value: £600 per student. This year's winners: 

  • MSc Advanced Computing: Heinrich, Quentin  
  • MRes Advanced Computing: Fan, Hongxiang
  • MSc Computing: Kroupa, Pavel 
  • MSc Computing Specialisms: Chen, Jiaxin

 

Best (applied) MAC/MRes/Specialism Project, sponsored by Winton Capital

For annual award to an MSc student for an outstanding individual project in applied computing. Value: £600. This year's winner: 

  • Lange, Robert (MSc ML)

Title: Action Grammars: A Grammar Induction-Based Method (...) (PDF)
Supervisor: Faisal, Aldo

BEST (APPLIED) MSC PROJECT, SPONSORED BY WINTON CAPITAL

For annual award to a MSc student for an outstanding individual project in applied computing. Value: £600. This year's winner: 

  • Sigl-Gloeckner, Philippa (MSc Computing)

Title: Visualising Financial Systems (PDF)
Supervisor: Knottenbelt, William

The Corporate Partnership Programme Best Project Prize 

Awarded for the best project. Value: £600. This year's winner:

  • Aspis, Yaniv (MSc ML)

Title: A Linear Algebraic Approach to Logic Programming (PDF)
Supervisor: Broda, Krysia

The Blockchain.com Prize in Computing Science 

Awarded for the best MSc Blockchain/Cryptocurrency-related project. Value: £1000. This year's winner:

  • Morrison, Matthew (MSc Computing)

Title: A Government-Backed Cryptocurrency for Universal Basic Income (PDF)
Supervisor: Knottenbelt, William

Best Masters Project for Entrepreneurial Qualities, sponsored by Entrepreneur First

Awarded for the best masters project for entrepreneurial qualities. Value: £500. This year's winner:

  • Chan, Ephraim (MSc Computing)

Title: Deploying computing methods in e-commerce to enhance revenue (in partnership with Expedia.co.uk; subject to non-disclosure agreement)
Supervisor: Birch, David

MSc Computing/MSc Specialism Group project prize to be awarded to the MSc Computing group, sponsored by CPP

For annual award for excellence in the Group Project on the MSc Computing Science and MSc Computing (Software Engineering) programmes. Value: £100 per student. This year awarded jointly to two groups: 

  • GROUP 6
  • Amarasinghe, Charith
  • Griffiths, James
  • Hemker, Konstantin
  • Nikolaou, Dimitris
  • Spurrier, Simon
  • Vossen, Julian

Project: Cryptick - A Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform (PDF)
Supervisor: Knottenbelt, William

  • GROUP 7
  • Doshi, Sagar
  • Falck, Fabian
  • Lingi, John
  • Pouletty, Clara
  • Rants, Kim
  • Smuts, Nico

Project: Project Fezzik: Playing Fetch with Robot DE NIRO (PDF) (self-proposed project)
Supervisor: Davison, Andrew

Corporate Partnership Programme Commendation for Group Project

For annual award to the MSc Computing group. Value: £100 per student. This year's winners

  • GROUP 2
  • Baylis, Max
  • Koller, Swen
  • Kroupa, Pavel
  • Kunii, Kiyohito
  • Ong, Wai
  • Wong, Matthew

Project: Machine Learning for Product Recognition at Ocado (PDF)
Supervisor: Kainz, Bernhard

2017-18 Distinguished projects

Projects that are outstanding in terms of technical achievement and presentation are awarded "Distinguished" status: