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  • SICSA Research Scholar Funding: Highlights from ACACES 2022

    25 July 2022, by Jude Haris, University of Glasgow Hello, I am Jude Haris. I am a second-year PhD at the University of Glasgow in the School of Computing. My research interests are Computer Architecture, FPGAs and DNN accelerators. Thanks to SICSA Research Scholar Funding I was able to attend HiPEAC’s ACACES summer school, 10-16th of July. The ...
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  • SICSA Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme – Visit at the University of Pisa

    21 July 2022, by Juraj Sikra, University Strathclyde “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” Bertrand Russell The aim of my visit was to work on developing a research comparison between the cybercrime reporting situation in Scotland vs. Italy. My application as a visiting researcher was accepted by Prof Stefano Chessa from the Department of Informatics ...
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  • SICSA Saltire Emerging Research Scheme – Visit at Ericsson AI Research in Stockholm

    18 July 2022, by Andrew Murray, University of Strathclyde Hi, I’m Andrew a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Strathclyde. My research interests are Optimisation, Planning and Scheduling and Explainable AI and my PhD work involves a combination of all of these technologies.  As an example, consider you have to perform a number of tasks ...
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  • SICSA Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme – Multiple visits to European Institutions

    12 July 2022, by Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, University of Edinburgh Hi, I am Chris, a lecturer in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. My research broadly studies Cyber Physical Systems and Mobile Robotics, with a focus on unleashing their promise in challenging but critical environments, such as search and rescue, autonomous driving in bad weather and ...
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  • SICSA Research Scholar Funding: Highlights from LREC 2022

    2 July 2022, by Lucy Havens, University of Edinburgh At the end of June, I finally was able to attend a conference in person as a Ph.D. student: LREC! I’m grateful to SICSA, EFI, and the Informatics Graduate School for making it possible for me to attend LREC in person this year, because it only occurs every ...
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  • SICSA Saltire Emerging Research Scheme – Visit at the Research Centre for Information Systems Engineering (LIRIS) in KU Leuven

    8 July 2022, by Rui Ying, University of Edinburgh Hi, I am Rui Ying! I am a third-year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh Business School. My research interest is in financial modelling for Open Banking, where I drill down into individuals’ cash flow transactions to assess personal financial risks. Under the SICSA’s Saltire Emerging Research Scheme, ...
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  • SICSA Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme – Visit at Bundeswehr University Munich

    14 June 2022, by Florian Mathis, University of Glasgow “Hoi!”, I’m Florian, a joint PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. My research interests are at the intersection of Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Usable Security, and Virtual Reality (VR). Specifically, I propose, evaluate, and provide first evidence of the suitability of remote VR ...
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  • SICSA PECE Funding – Visit at Michigan State University

    31 May 2022, by Sarah Thomson, University of Stirling I’m Sarah, and I’m a research fellow at the University of Stirling. In 2 days, I will become a lecturer there. At Stirling, I’m part of the Data Science and Intelligent Systems Research Group and my specialty is evolutionary computation (EC) – algorithmic approaches to optimisation which draw inspiration ...
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  • SICSA PECE Funding – Visit to MIT

    27 May 2022, by Theo Stouraitis, University of Edinburgh My name is Theo, I am a research associate at the Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control (SLMC) group at the University of Edinburgh (UoE). At the beginning of April, I returned back to Scotland, UK after a three-month research visit at the Interactive Robotics Group (IRG), at ...
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  • Research Excellence Framework 2021

    The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) welcomes the publication of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework results.  The THE world university rankings table for the UK has also been recalculated on the basis of the 2021 REF and is published today.  For SICSA institutions: 45% of research was world-leading (4*) and 43% internationally excellent (3*). Over ...
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