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  • SICSA CDT Info Day – 31 March 2017

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SICSA Graduate Academy Director 22 March 2017 PhD research is a vital component of every university academic activity. Over the past decade, the UK funding model has shifted from individual PhD scholarships towards centres for doctoral training (CDTs). These are large cohorts of students located in centres of excellence devoted to specific research ... Read more
  • EPSRC Diversity and Inclusion in ICT Study

    by Professor Carron Shankland, University of Stirling 21 February 2017 We know that women are not well represented in our discipline. The 2016 Women in IT scorecard shows that while all girls get Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at an early age in school, the number of women drops throughout education to 36% at GCSE level, 26% ... Read more
  • SICSA Summer Schools

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SICSA Graduate Academy Director A summer school is a fantastic experience for a research student. Learning is much more effective when learners are having fun. And what could be more enjoyable than a residential holiday, mixing with PhD students and subject experts, focusing on a hot topic in Computer Science? SICSA sponsors PhD ... Read more
  • SICSA Education Director… a look back at the last four years.

    by Dr Karen Petrie, SICSA Education Director On the 1st of September 2013 I (Dr Karen Petrie, University of Dundee) replaced Professor Greg Michaelson (Heriot-Watt University) as the SICSA Director of Education.  This included taking over as HE representative on a number of boards including the Skills Development Scotland ICT Investment Plan implementation group and the ... Read more
  • Christmas Cyber Lectures

    by Alan Settery, SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator Once again the annual Cyber Security Christmas lectures has been a huge success with over 2,600 school pupils having a fun experience in the world of Cyber Security and chocolate! The 5 day lecture series was held just before Christmas across Scotland at universities UHI – Inverness, RGU – ... Read more