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  • SICSA Education – Call for Workshop Proposals in 2019

    SICSA Education would like to invite the Scottish Computing community to apply for funds to host SICSA Education workshops or other education focussed events. Some of the more recent workshops that have been funded have included: • How should we assess group work? • Skills in entrepreneurial education • Computational thinking in primary schools We now invite members of ... Read more
  • SICSA supports the new Teach Computing Science Handbook for Primary Teachers

    by Professor Judy Robertson, University of Edinburgh 24 April 2019 SICSA Education has recently sponsored the production of a handbook to help primary teachers to teach the new computing strand of the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. For the first time, children aged 3 years upwards will learn about key computing concepts as part of the Technologies ... Read more
  • DemoFest 2019: Register now to exhibit your research

    SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Now in its twelfth year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities The event will take place on Monday 4th November 2019 from 4.00pm in the stunning venue, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh You can now register now ... Read more
  • Join us for the SICSA PhD Conference 2019!

    by Dr Susmit Sarkar, SGA Director 09 April 2019 As the Graduate Academy Director, I take great pleasure in inviting the community to the SICSA PhD Conference 2019, to be held at the beautiful University of Stirling on 18th & 19th June.  The SICSA PhD Conference is our flagship event for our PhD students, being the highlight ... Read more
  • SICSA PEER award helps to further our own work in Europe

    by Dr Stefano De Paoli 4 February 2019 It is quite impossible to talk about European Research without mentioning the current political context as this has clearly created a shadow of uncertainty over UK based organisations’ role in future consortia. I must admit that my trip to the ICT2018 in Vienna (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/events/ict-2018-imagine-digital-connect-europe) did not start under the ... Read more
  • Another successful exchange with the SICSA PECE Award

    by Dr Milan Markovic, University of Aberdeen 10 January 2018 The PECE Travel Bursary Recently, I had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be awarded the PECE Travel Bursary by SICSA, which can be used to fund visits to academic institutions in the USA, EU, India, and China. This grant is aimed at early career researchers ... Read more
  • A Christmas Message from the SICSA Director

    by Professor Kevin Hammond, SICSA Director 17 December 2018 We are coming to the end of another successful (and, of course, busy) year for SICSA, and for Scottish Computer Science and Informatics in general.  It has been a time to seize our opportunities, but also to reflect on our achievements, and to look forward to how we can ... Read more
  • Students attend Multi Drone Summer School thanks to SICSA funding

    by Siobhan Duncan, Heriot Watt University 6 December 2018 In August of this year the Multi Drone project hosted a summer school in Thessaloniki, Greece. Three PhD students from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Hugo Sardinha, Helmi Fraser and myself, attended the summer school funded by the SICSA Summer/Winter School Bursary along with 90 participants from Scotland, ... Read more
  • SICSA Education funding helps PWSAfrica’s goal to empower scientists in Africa with the basic computer programming skills.

    by PWSAfrica Team 13 November 2018 PWSAfrica’s goal is to empower scientists in Africa with the basic computer programming skills, which they would need to enhance their research. In August 2018, five computer scientists from the University of Glasgow set foot in Nigeria to run the first edition of this initiative. The workshop was certainly successful in ... Read more
  • SICSA’s Continued Support for Cyber Events

    by Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo 15 October 2018 At Edinburgh Napier University we have received SICSA funding on numerous occasions to assist our cybersecurity events. These events have included but are not limited to: Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium – 2016: https://thecyberacademy.org/event/pgcs-symposium The PGCS is an annual gathering of postgraduate research students working in cybersecurity areas. It is a ... Read more