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EPSRC Fellowship Awarded to Bristol Student

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08 February 2010

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Benjamin Sach, a PhD student in the Computer Science department, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. These prestigious awards are intended to enable the most talented new researchers to establish an independent research career, shortly or immediately after completing a PhD. The Fellowship lasts for three years and will be held in the Department of Computer Science at Warwick University, starting towards the end of 2010.

Ben's research is in the exciting new field of pattern matching in streaming data. A data stream models the situation in, for example, telecommunication networks, where information passes by at such a speed that it is not practical to ever store it in its entirety and where responses to queries are required in as close to real time as possible. The aim of this proposal is to open up a new chapter in pattern matching research by developing the techniques and algorithms for this newly established and challenging environment.

Ben is a member of Bristol's Algorithms research group and was its first PhD student. This is the second successive year this prestigious award has been given to a member of the Bristol Computer Science department.