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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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  • SICSA Education Learning & Teaching Scholars announced

    10 May 2022 by Matthew Barr, SICSA Director of Education Congratulations to our newly-selected SICSA Education Learning & Teaching Scholars! We received a lot of applications, and, inevitably, we couldn’t accommodate everyone. However, we hope to be able to run the programme again next year, if funding allows. Our 16 Scholars will now embark on a programme of meet-ups, ...
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  • SICSA Education Distinguished Speaker Seminar at The University of Glasgow: Dr Lauren Margulieux

    6 May 2022 by Dr Mireilla Bikanga Ada, SICSA Education Champion and SICSA Education Distinguished Speaker Seminar organiser at UofG. The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow held a SICSA Education Distinguished Speaker Seminar on 30th March 2022. The event was organised by the University’s SICSA Education Champion, Dr Mireilla Bikanga Ada. The Centre for ...
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  • SICSA PECE Award – Visit to MIT

    23 March 2022 by Theodoros Stouraitis, University of Edinburgh I’m Theo, a research associate at the Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control (SLMC) group at the University of Edinburgh and I am about to complete a three-month research visit at Interactive Robotics Group (IRG), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. During my research ...
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  • 25th Scottish Networking Event (SCONE)

    23 March 2022 by Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow The 25th Scottish Networking Event (SCONE) was held at the University of Glasgow on Friday 25th February 2022. This was the first in-person event for the SICSA Networking & Systems theme for two years. We convened a hybrid meeting, with around 15 people at Glasgow and a similar ...
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