Summer 2012 marks a time of significant change for the SICSA Executive, with staffing rotations occurring across the administration, directorate and research themes. A summary of the recent changes follows:
Following the departure of Dominique Balharry in April, Steven Kendrick (University of Glasgow) has taken over as SICSA Executive Officer.
Executive Assistant, Thea de Joode (University of Edinburgh), has recently commenced maternity leave. We wish Thea all the best for the coming months!
The post of Executive Assistant has recently been filled by Nicola Hogg at the University of Edinburgh. See the article below for a profile of Nicola.
From August, Professor Ian Sommerville (SICSA Director) and Professor Jon Oberlander (SICSA Deputy Director/Director of KE) will step down after many years of service for SICSA. The Executive would like to thank Ian and Jon for their valuable contribution to SICSA and all of their hard work and commitment over the years.
From August the SICSA Directorate will be:
SICSA Director: Professor Roderick Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow)
SICSA Deputy Director/Director of KE: Professor Aaron Quigley (University of St Andrews)
SICSA Graduate Academy Director: Dr Sharon Goldwater (University of Edinburgh)
SICSA Director of Education: Professor Greg Michaelson (Heriot-Watt University)
From August, Professor Jane Hillston will step down as Theme Leader for the Modelling and Abstraction theme. We would like to thank Jane for all of her hard work and her efforts to maintain a lively programme of Modelling and Abstraction events. Jane will be replaced by Dr Carron Shankland from the University of Stirling. We are also pleased to announce that from August there will be a number of new theme co-leaders in place.
From August, Theme Leaders will be:
Modelling & Abstraction: Dr Carron Shankland (University of Stirling)
Multi-Modal Interaction: Professor Stephen Brewster (University of Glasgow) / Professor Johanna Moore (University of Edinburgh.
Complex Systems Engineering: Professor John McCall (Robert Gordon University) / Professor Neil Ghani (Strathclyde)
Next Generation Internet: Professor Saleem Bhatti (University of St Andrews) / Dr Tristan Henderson (University of St Andrews) / Dr Mahesh Marina (University of Edinburgh) / Dr Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow)