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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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, ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
15 March 2022
by Christopher McDermott, Robert Gordon University
On Tuesday 1st March, we ran our SICSA sponsored workshop during Cyber Scotland Week 2022. The purpose of the workshop was to increase student interest, and ultimately, participation in CTF events. Evidence has shown that introducing technical concepts to students with little or no technical background can be ...Read more
SICSA and EIT Digital partner to deliver Scottish Funding Council Saltire Scheme
Scotland & Brussels, March 2nd, 2022:
The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) have partnered with EIT Digital to deliver on a £75k SFC investment in renewing and strengthening Scottish – European research collaborations.
The “Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme” is part of a ...Read more
23 February 2022
by Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Heriot-Watt University
The most recent instance of the SICSA Programming Challenge finished with a clean sweep of the first three places by students from the University of Glasgow. This makes it 2-1 for Edinburgh vs Glasgow in this series of SICSA wide programming challenges.
The series of SICSA Programming Challenges was started ...Read more