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  • SICSA DemoFest 2017

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SICSA Graduate Academy Director 16 October 2017 Hundreds of people attended the SICSA DemoFest at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, last week. The annual DemoFest event showcases over 50 innovative Computing Science research projects currently under development at Scotland’s universities As I wandered round the large exhibition hall, I saw sonic levitating devices, virtual reality drum ... Read more
  • Helping your Cyber Security Journey

    by Alan Settery, SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator 9 October 2017 As always Freshers week was full of enthusiasm and energy as students were welcomed across Scotland’s universities and now settle down to start their new computing science and cyber security courses. It’s an exciting time to be involved and set out on this journey; technology is evolving ... Read more
  • At the Interface of Innovation

    by Heather Alexander, Interface Marketing Manager 27 July 2017 Interface are delighted to be working with SICSA and involved in this year’s DemoFest to help promote the great work that is happening in Scottish universities across Informatics and Computer Sciences. At Interface we connect organisations of all sizes, from all sectors, to the right academic expertise for increased ... Read more
  • SICSAConf2017: Discovering great things in Dundee!

    I have discovered so many new things over the past two days at the SICSA PhD conference in Dundee. First I learned a new word – smirry – which described the Dundonian weather – grey and a bit wet (I think). Then I was inspired by our two PhD Conference keynote speakers. Chris van der Kuyl gave us ... Read more
  • Highlight Your Talent with Company Connecting

    by Jordan Watts, Marketing Manager at Company Connecting 24 April 2017 Company Connecting is a Scottish based platform designed to help IT companies and individuals working within IT to find one another, essentially facilitating the growth of the IT industry by improving accessibility. We have gathered all the data on Scottish IT companies with individual detail and ... Read more
  • New MSc IT Cyber Security for non-computing graduates

    Cyber Security is growing in importance as more and more of what we do moves online.  Both public and private sector organisations are employing more cyber security professionals, both because they want to secure their information, but also, increasingly, because they are required to do so by new legislation. The University of Glasgow School of Computing ... Read more
  • SICSA CDT Info Day – 31 March 2017

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SICSA Graduate Academy Director 22 March 2017 PhD research is a vital component of every university academic activity. Over the past decade, the UK funding model has shifted from individual PhD scholarships towards centres for doctoral training (CDTs). These are large cohorts of students located in centres of excellence devoted to specific research ... Read more
  • EPSRC Diversity and Inclusion in ICT Study

    by Professor Carron Shankland, University of Stirling 21 February 2017 We know that women are not well represented in our discipline. The 2016 Women in IT scorecard shows that while all girls get Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at an early age in school, the number of women drops throughout education to 36% at GCSE level, 26% ... Read more
  • SICSA Summer Schools

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SICSA Graduate Academy Director A summer school is a fantastic experience for a research student. Learning is much more effective when learners are having fun. And what could be more enjoyable than a residential holiday, mixing with PhD students and subject experts, focusing on a hot topic in Computer Science? SICSA sponsors PhD ... Read more
  • SICSA Education Director… a look back at the last four years.

    by Dr Karen Petrie, SICSA Education Director On the 1st of September 2013 I (Dr Karen Petrie, University of Dundee) replaced Professor Greg Michaelson (Heriot-Watt University) as the SICSA Director of Education.  This included taking over as HE representative on a number of boards including the Skills Development Scotland ICT Investment Plan implementation group and the ... Read more