News Archive

  • Robot Research in the Wild: Water Transport in Rural India

    Researchers from the University of Glasgow and AMMACHI Labs at Amrita University in India have recently been undertaking a feasibility study utilising robots for water transportation in India, which has identified as a key problem for those living in rural communities.  The project, which was co-funded by SICSA (via the Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchanges ...
  • Leading International Data Science Experts Confirmed for The Data Summit

    A host of internationally-acclaimed leaders in the field of data science have been confirmed as speakers for the upcoming two-day international conference, Data Summit. Leading the programme are ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ author Cathy O’Neil and former NASA astrophysicist turned data scientist, Kirk Borne. Data Summit will take place at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 22nd ...
  • SICSA Launches the Cyber Nexus Virtual Innovation Hub

    As part of the recent Scottish Government funding for the SICSA Cyber Nexus, we have recently launched the Cyber Nexus Virtual Innovation Hub.  This funding programme will support innovative research in Cyber Security that has commercial potential. The main aim of this initiative is to help researchers to develop their technologies into a proposition that can either ...
  • How to do an Informatics PhD Workshop – Call for Registrations

    University of Edinburgh are running a workshop on how to do an Informatics PhD, which is open to students at all SICSA member-institutions.  Details as follows: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 13:30 – 16:30 – Please note the new date due to planned strike action at the University University of Edinburgh – Room 5.3 Lister Building, Lister Learning And ...
  • Looking for an expert in Computer Science? SICSA can help!

    The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) represents a broad range of expertise in Computer Science and Informatics.  We have 14 member-institutions across Scotland, comprising over 500 academics and around 750 PhD research students; covering the whole of the discipline. So if you are looking for advice on a specific aspect of Computing or wish to ...
  • Data for Marine Science & Technology – Industrial Doctorate Funding Call 2018

    The Data Lab in collaboration with the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is supporting Industrial Doctorate projects. Funding for up to 50% of the project cost will be provided for up to three and a half years, with the remainder to be matched by an industry, sector or voluntary sector partner. They ...
  • Data Science Industrial Doctorate Funding Call 2018

    The Data Lab is supporting up to six new industrial doctorate projects. Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. The Data Lab are looking for applications from universities that have a proposed project with an ...
  • SICSA Knowledge Exchange Update

    by Alistair Lawson, SICSA KE Director 9 January 2018 Bliadhna Mhath Ùr! / Happy New Year! It has been a busy few months since I took over the role of SICSA Knowledge Exchange Director at the end of April 2017. Planning for Demofest 2017 was already in hand at that stage, and thanks go to Steven Kendrick and ...
  • £420K to support Scottish research in Cyber-Security and Cyber-Resilience

    The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its new Cyber Nexus.  The SICSA Cyber Nexus is led by Professor Kevin Hammond of the University of St Andrews, who is also the Director of SICSA; and brings together key researchers from 14 Scottish Universities. The SICSA Cyber Nexus represents a £420K 18-month investment by the UK ...
  • SICSA Postdoctoral Engagement in European Research Funding (PEER) – £10K per applicant available 

    Introduction The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) recently awarded SICSA further funding to boost participation in European research.   SICSA is therefore able to provide support of up to £10,000 per application for researchers in Informatics and Computing Sciences pursuing participation in EU projects. We will consider proposals from all researchers working within SICSA institutions. You can find more details for ...