Blog

  • 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
  • SICSA DVF Garbriel Murray

    by Gabriel Murray 9 July 2018 Gabriel Murray is visiting Scotland on a SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, and will be giving talks at Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Heriot-Watt Universities. The talk abstract, schedule, and Dr. Murray’s biography are below. Talk Abstract: The dynamics of small group interactions are an area of study for many disciplines ranging from social psychology to ... Read more
  • Scotland: A world-leader in Cyber Security Innovation

    by Professor Bill Buchanan, 23 May 2018   We are moving from an Industrial Age into an Information Age, and increasingly the focus for our world is data. With new regulations such as GDPR and NIS, we thus need to react quicker to data breaches, and also create more secure and resilient data infrastructures, and which are increasingly ... Read more
  • Manycore Summer School

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SGA Director 22 May 2018 Glasgow in summer … what a great experience! If you are enthusiastic about manycore processors, systems and parallel applications, please sign up for the Manycore summer school, running 16-20 July at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. The manycore revolution is fundamentally changing multiple levels of the ... Read more
  • DemoFest 2018: Bringing Research to Life

    by Steven Kendrick, SICSA Executive Officer26th April 2018 It might be the very beginning of spring, but here in the SICSA office we are already looking ahead to our main knowledge exchange event of the year “DemoFest: Bringing Research to Life”, which takes place in Edinburgh in the autumn.        We organise a wide range of events, ... Read more