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  • SICSA launches new "Data Science" research theme Following the recent announcement about the Data Lab Innovation Centre, we are pleased to confirm the launch of a brand new SICSA Research Theme in Data Science.  The theme will ...
    Posted by Steven Kendrick
  • ‘Big data’ innovation centre set to add over 300 jobs and £150m to Scottish economy A new £11.3 million innovation centre dedicated to helping Scotland capitalise on the growing market in analytics and ‘big data’ technology is set to open later this year. The ...
    Posted by Steven Kendrick
  • Third SICSA Workshop on Technology for Health and Well Being (THAW) The Third SICSA Workshop on Technology for Health and Well Being will take place on Friday 20th June 2014 at the LT1415 Seminar Room, Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde and ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2014, 4:04 AM by Steven Kendrick
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The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance
Sustaining and expanding Scotland's research excellence in Informatics and Computer Science

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a collaboration of Scottish Universities whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland's position as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education. 

We achieve this by working cooperatively rather than competitively, by providing mutual support and sharing facilities, by working closely with industry and government and by appointing and retaining world-class staff and research students in Scottish Universities.

Research excellence is critical in a modern economy as a driver for enterprise and innovation. SICSA works closely with companies of all sizes to transfer advanced research to industry and informs researchers of current industrial problems. 

We are interested in all aspects of informatics and computer science but focus on four research themes that are particularly timely and important:
  • Next Generation Internet
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Modelling and Abstraction
  • Complex Systems Engineering
To date, we have appointed more than 30 new staff and have offered more than 90 prize studentships to PhD students from around the world. We run a visiting fellowship programme and support summer schools for PhD student education. The SICSA Graduate Academy manages the awards of prize studentships, fellowships and summer schools.

SICSA is supported by the Scottish Funding Council