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  • 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
  • Christmas Cyber Lectures

    by Alan Settery, SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator Once again the annual Cyber Security Christmas lectures has been a huge success with over 2,600 school pupils having a fun experience in the world of Cyber Security and chocolate! The 5 day lecture series was held just before Christmas across Scotland at universities UHI – Inverness, RGU – ... Read more
  • DataFest17, A Festival of Data Innovation

    DataFest17 is a festival of data innovation run by The Data Lab, with events hosted across Scotland from 20th to 24th March 2017. Scotland is a melting pot of data innovation and the festival will further catalyse activity across the country and bring an international breath on data innovation and best practice to Scotland. DataFest ... Read more
  • Collaborating to succeed; SICSA and the Scottish Research Pools

    by Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation at the Scottish Funding Council Scottish Research Pools are one of our universities great success stories. Not only do they demonstrate the value of collaboration in academic research, they prove how well we can cooperate within our small, well-connected and inventive country. A recent blog from our colleagues at ... Read more
  • Another successful HCI All Hands Day

    by Dr Miguel Nacenta and Dr Martin Halvey, SICSA HCI Research Theme Leaders The SICSA HCI All Hands day was held on Tuesday November 29th at the University of St Andrews. This is an annual event where members  of the the SICSA HCI theme meet to reflect on the previous year and to discuss how to ... Read more
  • SICSA PhD Conference 2017

    By Dr Rachel Menzies, Academic Chair for the SICSA PhD Conference 2017 Planning for the SICSA PhD Conference 2017 is now underway! The Conference is organised by PhD students for PhD students and this year is no exception with 15 students on the organising committee, representing institutions from across Scotland. It is a brilliant opportunity for ... Read more
  • Christmas message from the SICSA Director

    by Professor Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews Firstly, may I take the opportunity on behalf of the SICSA Directorate to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a successful 2017. As the incoming SICSA Director, it has been my pleasure to meet many of you at the various SICSA events that we have run so far, ... Read more