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
17 February 2022
by Shamal Faily, Robert Gordon University
On Wednesday, December 8th, we ran a half-day joint RISCS / SICSA sponsored workshop on Secure Development Practices education. Practices for secure software development entail more than writing code. They encompass the broader design and engineering practices that produce usable and secure software. We already know the transfer ...Read more
2 February 2022
by Gavin Abercrombie, Heriot Watt University
In late October 2021, I packed my suitcase and left dark, damp, dreich Edinburgh for, well, dark, damp, dreich Milan. Okay, maybe the days are a little longer, but the climate in winter is pretty familiar to the vitamin D-starved Scotland-based postdoctoral researcher – oh, and they have ...Read more
2 February 2022
by Karen Renaud, University of Strathclyde
On the 3rd of December 2021, the Cyber Security Theme hosted an online PhD Student Conference. This annual event allows students to discuss and get feedback on their research. Students submitted a poster prior to the event, with a 20-minute presentation on the day.
We had some excellent submissions, ...Read more
We are delighted to announce Dr Matthew Barr, University of Glasgow is joining us as the new Director of Education. Dr Barr (Matt) commenced in post this week taking over from Dr Mark Zarb, Robert Gordon University who stepped down following 2 years in the role.
Matt is well known to SICSA due to his active ...Read more
SICSA Data Science Research Theme…. recruiting a new theme co-leader
Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Data Science Research Theme.
The role of the SICSA Theme Leaders is to coordinate activities within each of the defined SICSA themes and further develop coherent communities in these areas.
Research Theme ...Read more
SICSA is now recruiting a new Director of Education
SICSA Education has a focus on enhancing collaboration across the core activities of Undergraduate and Postgraduate education provision in Scotland. The group represents common interests to government; employers; professional and practitioner organisations; and the wider education sectors. These include resourcing for University Computing programmes, secondary school ...Read more
16 November 2021
by Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St. Andrews
The UK and Ireland Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) network aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the higher education sector to improve learning and teaching practice and to provide relevant evidence to support management decision making at all levels of HE institutions. As an ...Read more