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  • The new SICSA Director of Education on his role and building the education community

    Earlier this month, I took over as SICSA Director of Education from Dr Rachel Menzies, who has served in this capacity over the last two years. First off, I would like to thank Rachel for all her hard work, and I look forward to serving the community in this role. I am currently a Senior Lecturer ... Read more
  • Student attends the International Conference on Intelligent Robots with the help of SICSA

    by Èric Pairet, Heriot Watt University 25 November 2019 Last week, I attended the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ). IROS is one of the top conferences world-wide were scientists gather to present and discuss the state-of-the-art on robotics. This ... Read more
  • SICSA supports Code Your Future (CYF)

    by Gianluca Palombo 5 August 2019 CodeYourFuture are a charity who train refugees, asylum seekers and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to become professional software developers. We are already running classes in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Rome – with plans to extend to other cities in the near future. On the weekend of the 27th June, CodeYourFuture ... Read more
  • SICSA funds student to attend the European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR)

    by Vasileios Stamatis 29th July 2019 The European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) is a summer school for Information Retrieval and has been taking place since 1990 and the last few years it has taken by every two years.  The ESSIR 2019 took place in Milan, Italy, in the University of Milan-Bicocca. Myself and many other students ... Read more
  • SICSA Education – Call for Workshop Proposals in 2019

    SICSA Education would like to invite the Scottish Computing community to apply for funds to host SICSA Education workshops or other education focussed events. Some of the more recent workshops that have been funded have included: • How should we assess group work? • Skills in entrepreneurial education • Computational thinking in primary schools We now invite members of ... Read more
  • SICSA supports the new Teach Computing Science Handbook for Primary Teachers

    by Professor Judy Robertson, University of Edinburgh 24 April 2019 SICSA Education has recently sponsored the production of a handbook to help primary teachers to teach the new computing strand of the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. For the first time, children aged 3 years upwards will learn about key computing concepts as part of the Technologies ... Read more
  • DemoFest 2019: Register now to exhibit your research

    SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Now in its twelfth year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities The event will take place on Monday 4th November 2019 from 4.00pm in the stunning venue, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh You can now register now ... Read more
  • Join us for the SICSA PhD Conference 2019!

    by Dr Susmit Sarkar, SGA Director 09 April 2019 As the Graduate Academy Director, I take great pleasure in inviting the community to the SICSA PhD Conference 2019, to be held at the beautiful University of Stirling on 18th & 19th June.  The SICSA PhD Conference is our flagship event for our PhD students, being the highlight ... Read more
  • SICSA PEER award helps to further our own work in Europe

    by Dr Stefano De Paoli 4 February 2019 It is quite impossible to talk about European Research without mentioning the current political context as this has clearly created a shadow of uncertainty over UK based organisations’ role in future consortia. I must admit that my trip to the ICT2018 in Vienna (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/events/ict-2018-imagine-digital-connect-europe) did not start under the ... Read more
  • Another successful exchange with the SICSA PECE Award

    by Dr Milan Markovic, University of Aberdeen 10 January 2018 The PECE Travel Bursary Recently, I had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be awarded the PECE Travel Bursary by SICSA, which can be used to fund visits to academic institutions in the USA, EU, India, and China. This grant is aimed at early career researchers ... Read more