Contact Details

Kate Ho, PhD Student
Social Informatics Cluster, ICCS
Room 3.46, Informatics Forum,
University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton St,

Email: K.L.Ho@sms.ed.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4412
Skype: kate.ho1


Academic Background

I'm a final year PhD Student based at the Social Informatics Cluster in Edinburgh University.

My PhD research topic is on requirements engineering in e-science applications and infrastructures. My first year research proposal is available here. My broad research interests include computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), human computer interaction (HCI), usability, web 2.0, crowdsourcing and social networks.

My supervisors are Stuart Anderson and Mark Hartswood. I share an office alongside Stuart Anderson, Mark Hartswood, Massimo Felici, Conrad Hughes and Jenny Ure. I am part of the DIRC Project which is an interdiscliplinary research collaboration on dependability. DIRC's aim is to build the knowledge, tools and skills to build more dependable computer-based systems.

Previously I studied:

Previous Teaching Responsibilities

I was the Teaching Assistant for the Informatics 2c module in Computer Systems and Software Engineering, Lab Demonstrator for Inf1c (Object Orientated Programming) and a mentor on the 3rd Year Systems Design Practical.


In terms of free time, I hold a number of positions in various societies/organisations. Currently:

Previously, I was:

Short Papers




Selected MSc Coursework

Below are just some interesting essays as part of my MSc course