Dr Chris McCaig

  • Lecturer (School of Computing Science)

telephone: 0141 330 6834
email: Chris.McCaig@glasgow.ac.uk

Office G123, Computing Science, 12 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8833-3173


I am a Lecturer in Data Science at the University of Glasgow and a member of the Information Data & Analysis (IDA) and Centre for Computing Science Education (CCSE) sections.

I completed my PhD at the University of Stirling, supervised by Carron Shankland and Rachel Norman. My PhD and early postdoctoral research at Stirling developed a rigorous method to move between individual and population descriptions of biological systems. Following this I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde, where I worked on a range of marine science projects. This was followed by a period in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Enginnering also at Strthclyde where I applied a range of data science techniques on a number of industry-facing innovation projects.

Over the course of my postdoctoral research I became increasingly interested in the teaching I was doing alongside my research and this eventually led me to my current Learning, Teaching and Scholarship role at Glasgow.


I am currently teaching

  • MSc - Programming
  • MSc - Database Theory and Applications
  • Graduate Apprenticeship BSc - Data Science Fundamentals

My previous teaching has included:

  • BSc - Text as Data
  • BSc - Machine Learning