EFI funds student research through our Student Research Projects scheme. These awards aim to support our student community working on ambitious and multidisciplinary projects that can contribute to knowledge and capacity building in Data Driven Innovation across the City of Edinburgh and beyond.
Pushpi Bagchi (Edinburgh College of Art) – Shaping Transnational Education Landscapes: A Service Design Workshop
Sarah Bennett (Edinburgh College of Art) – AI Ethics and Society Edinburgh: Building Community in the Pandemic
James Besse (School of Social and Political Sciences) – Creating an Evidence Base for Harm Arising from the EU Settlement Scheme
Ryan Bowler (Design Informatics) – Communicating health uncertainty in social planning
Benedetta Catanzariti (School of Social and Political Sciences) – Hidden Humans in the Loop: Unpacking Societal Challenges in the Curation of Facial Recognition Datasets
Anu Choudhury (School of Economics) – Examining negative health outcomes among ethnic minorities through the lens of income differences: an analysis of UK Biobank Data
Georgia Gardner (Edinburgh College of Art) – Corporeal Critique of Sites of Social Reproduction: How can we Harness Choreography to Re-assess the Notion of Normal?
Hannah Imlach (School of Geosciences) – Moth Kota: a sculpture to attract both humans and moths
Jill Steel (Moray House School of Education and Sports) – Online Reading to Dogs: A feasibility study
Jack Suitor (School of Biological Science) – Engineering Bacteria to Transform Toxic Pollution into Textiles
This year, the panel agreed to support ten interdisciplinary and innovative projects across all the three Colleges. The selected projects reflect EFI’s ethos with data-rich and challenge-led proposals that include co-design of the research questions and/or co-create the final outputs with external partners, including industry, the public sector and the wider community. They also relate to EFI’s key research programmes (Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Critical Infrastructure, CreativeTech, FinTech and financial services, Data Civics and the future of public services).
The ten student awardees for 2020/2021 are from different schools and disciplines. Read our news story about the student awards here.
Details of past awards and projects can be found in our news story on the 2019/21 Student Awards.