27 July 2021
by Christopher Acornley, Abertay University
I attended the 3rd International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Video Games, organised by modl.ai between the 5th and 9th of July 2021. The summer school focused on three key areas, AI playing games, AI for generating games content and modelling players with AI. The event had over ... Read more
15 July 2021
by Kyle Martin, Robert Gordon University
The use of AI and ML systems is increasingly becoming more commonplace in everyday life. In everything from recommender systems for media streaming services to machine vision for clinical decision support, intelligent systems are supporting both the personal and professional spheres of our society. However explaining the outcomes ... Read more
21 June 2021
by Poopak Azhand, Glasgow School of Art
In order to explore the research question _ how can Interaction Design be used to investigate the young adults’ (18-24 years old) understanding of respect in the context of cyberbullying in Scotland? User-centred approach has been placed at the core of this project through the collaboration of ... Read more
14 June 2021
by Kobi Gal, University of Edinburgh
The remote collaborative activities culminated this month with the submission for the undergraduate thesis by Stefi Tirkovi on Massive Online Learning Courses (MOOCs).
The shift from traditional face-to face learning to online activities forced by the COVID-19 pandemic has shown an immense increase in enrolment rates in MOOC platforms. ... Read more
09 June 2021
by Bedour Alshaigy, University of Aberdeen
SICSA is proud to announce the successful launch of the Reading Group series organised by Bedour Alshaigy (University of Aberdeen) and Jim Paterson (Glasgow Caledonian University).
The first event, hosted virtually on 9th April, discussed two SIGCSE ‘21 conference publications:
Finding Video-watching Behavior Patterns in a Flipped CS1 Course
Colin Moore, ... Read more
20 May 2021
by Mireilla Bikanga Ada, University of Glasgow & Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh
The educational landscape has seen a major shift over the past 12 months. As the world starts to heal, it is important to reflect on what worked and what did not, so we can provide new insights into ways of helping ... Read more
20 May 2021
by Habiba Farzand, University of Glasgow
I was able to attend a course titled “Statistics for HCI” offered at the ACM CHI 2021 conference by Prof Alan Dix, with the generous support of SICSA.
The course was organized as part of the ACM CHI 2021 conference which is the biggest conference in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). ... Read more
With most national and international conferences currently being held on-line due to the pandemic, SICSA is taking the opportunity to open a new funding call which will allow PhD students, currently studying in a SICSA institution, to apply for the cost of the registration fees for a virtual conference.
If there is a specific Conference you ... Read more
23 March 2021
By Debbie Meharg, Edinburgh Napier University
In February a SICSA Education event hosted by Edinburgh Napier University explored the HN Next Gen project and the implications for direct entrants into computing degrees. Bobby Elliott from SQA gave the keynote and explained that the HN qualifications in Computing were last revised in 2003, leaving them ... Read more
We are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for a new Director of the SICSA Graduate Academy. Applications are welcome from any suitable member of academic staff working at a SICSA member institution.
The SICSA Graduate Academy (SGA) is an international graduate school in Informatics and Computer Science. All Informatics and Computer Science PhD ... Read more