CDT Student Case Study

EPSRC CDT in Cloud Computing for Big Data

Industry-experienced CDT student collaborates with Sage

Sheryl Coe (2016 cohort)

Following a BSc in Computer Science at Lancaster University, Sheryl Coe worked for a number of companies, including Commercial Union, Schroders Unit Trusts and Unilever.

After a career break to raise a family, followed by a part-time MSc in Cloud Computing, Sheryl joined the CDT in September 2016. This makes her one of several students who have worked in industry for several years after their first degree that the CDT has attracted.

These students bring a range of real-world, commercial experience to the CDT, and are highly motivated to combine their existing knowledge with the advanced scalable data analytics that is the CDT’s focus.

In her first term, Sheryl used her experience of corporate IT, combined with her new knowledge of cloud computing and data analytics to carry out a project with Sage PLC, the UK’s largest IT company. This helped Sage understand the potential for data analytics in one part of their business, and to plan further work in this area with the CDT.

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