Dr Kitty Meeks
- Senior Research Fellow (Computing Science)
I joined the University of Glasgow in 2014, as a Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics; I moved to the School of Computing Science in 2016, where I hold a Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellowship.
I gained my MMath in Mathematics and Computer Science (2009) and DPhil in Mathematics (2013) from the University of Oxford, and from 2012 to 2014 I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London.
My research involves developing new techniques for the design of provably correct and efficient algorithms, and applying these techniques in as many domains as possible - from Social Network Analysis to Precision Medicine. I am particularly interested in parameterised algorithms, counting complexity, and applications of graph theory.
I currently hold a Personal Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to work on the project Exploiting Realistic Graph Structure. The long-term goal of this work is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice in the design of network algorithms by developing our understanding of how structural properties of real datasets can help us to extract information from them more efficiently.
For more information on my current research projects, visit my personal webpage.
- EPSRC Standard Grant (EP/T004878/1): Multilayer Algorithmics to Leverage Graph Structure, 2020-2023.
- Scottish Crucible Seed Funding: Biometric Sociology for Precision Medicine, 2019.
- Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellowship (funded by the Scottish Government): Exploiting Realistic Graph Structure, 2016-2021.
Professional activities & recognition
- 2016 - 2021: Royal Society of Edinburgh / Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship
Professional & learned societies
- 2018 - 2023: Member, Young Academy of Scotland
- 2020: Grand Challenge Lead: "A well-informed society", Young Academy of Scotland
Personal site: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~kitty/