Blog

  • 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
  • A Christmas Message from the SICSA Director

    by Professor Kevin Hammond, SICSA Director 17 December 2018 We are coming to the end of another successful (and, of course, busy) year for SICSA, and for Scottish Computer Science and Informatics in general.  It has been a time to seize our opportunities, but also to reflect on our achievements, and to look forward to how we can ... Read more
  • Students attend Multi Drone Summer School thanks to SICSA funding

    by Siobhan Duncan, Heriot Watt University 6 December 2018 In August of this year the Multi Drone project hosted a summer school in Thessaloniki, Greece. Three PhD students from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Hugo Sardinha, Helmi Fraser and myself, attended the summer school funded by the SICSA Summer/Winter School Bursary along with 90 participants from Scotland, ... Read more
  • SICSA Education funding helps PWSAfrica’s goal to empower scientists in Africa with the basic computer programming skills.

    by PWSAfrica Team 13 November 2018 PWSAfrica’s goal is to empower scientists in Africa with the basic computer programming skills, which they would need to enhance their research. In August 2018, five computer scientists from the University of Glasgow set foot in Nigeria to run the first edition of this initiative. The workshop was certainly successful in ... Read more
  • SICSA’s Continued Support for Cyber Events

    by Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo 15 October 2018 At Edinburgh Napier University we have received SICSA funding on numerous occasions to assist our cybersecurity events. These events have included but are not limited to: Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium – 2016: https://thecyberacademy.org/event/pgcs-symposium The PGCS is an annual gathering of postgraduate research students working in cybersecurity areas. It is a ... Read more
  • Why I changed my mind about A.I.  

    By Suzy Powell, PR and Communications Executive, Interface 13th September 2018  The words “Artificial Intelligence” provoke a variety of responses in people, from suspicion to excitement. But one thing is certain, it is here to stay and will form a growing part of all our lives.   Harnessing A.I. to make people’s lives better greatly excites some people and the possibilities seem endless. Its application in ... Read more
  • A decade of SICSA PhD Conferences

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SGA Director 17 July 2018 Last month, I attended the tenth SICSA PhD conference at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. This is the northern-most location for our annual conference so far, and I was impressed by the beautiful setting and ideal facilities at this modern university campus. Paul Hagan from RGU opened the conference; ... Read more