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
5 November 2021
by Joe Maguire, University of Glasgow
The United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) conference is sponsored by the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) UK Special Interest Group in Computing Science Education (SIGCSE) chapter. UKICER is a national event for computing educators to share and exchange advances in computing education research.
Following on from ...Read more
6 October 2021
by Jamie Ferguson, University of Glasgow
It is a pleasure to write what I hope will be the first of many SICSA blog posts. This post will give you a brief introduction to myself and what I’ll be involved in doing as SICSA’s events coordinator.
I studied HNC/HND computing in Aberdeen before going onto study ...Read more
We are pleased to confirm that Dr Jacques Ophoff, University of Abertay will be taking over as the SICSA Cyber Security Research Theme Co-Leader as Dr Deepayan Bhowmik is stepping down from the role. Dr Ophoff will work alongside Professor Karen Renaud and continue to steer the Cyber Security Research Theme forward.
A huge thank you ...Read more