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  • United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER) 2021 conference

    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 ...
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  • Newly appointed SICSA Events Coordinator

    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 ...
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  • Cyber Security Research Theme has a new Co-Leader

    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 ...
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  • Virtual Conference Registration Funding: Just another episode of support by SICSA

    Every success is the result of numerous efforts. In my successful presentation of my 1st PhD research paper titled “The Interplay between Personal Relationships & Shoulder Surfing Mitigation” at the Mensch und Computer’21 conference, SICSA played a significant role by sponsoring the virtual conference registration. Having sponsored for the registration, not only made my paper ...
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  • 3rd Scottish Programming Languages and Verification Summer School (SPLV)

    23 August 2021 by Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow   The 3rd Scottish Programming Languages and Verification Summer School (SPLV) took place online 9-17 Aug. Speakers included Guy Katz on verifying neural networks, Simon Peyton Jones on hashing syntax with alpha equivalence and Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas on programming for animals.   This varied line-up attracted lots of engagement from PhD students ...
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  • Remote User Experience Laboratory (RUSL) Project

    4 August 2021 by Tim Storer, University of Glasgow The original objectives of the project were to construct a facility in which user experience experiments could be deployed in a remote setting. It was envisaged that the facility would utilise remote desktop technology deployed in virtualised cloud infrastructures, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon EC3. A virtualised ...
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  • SICSA-support workshop on Graduate Apprenticeship funding

    30 July 2021 by Matthew Barr, Programme Director Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering, University of Glasgow The way in which Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) in Scotland are funded is changing.  Previously administered solely by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), monies will now be allocated by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), with SDS retaining oversight of the frameworks on which ...
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  • 3rd International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Video Games

    27 July 2021 by Christopher Acornley, Abertay University I attended the 3rd International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Video Games, organised by modl.ai between the 5th and 9th of July 2021. The summer school focused on three key areas, AI playing games, AI for generating games content and modelling players with AI. The event had over ...
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  • SICSA XAI Workshop 2021

    15 July 2021 by Kyle Martin, Robert Gordon University The use of AI and ML systems is increasingly becoming more commonplace in everyday life. In everything from recommender systems for media streaming services to machine vision for clinical decision support, intelligent systems are supporting both the personal and professional spheres of our society. However explaining the outcomes ...
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  • SICSA Remote Collaboration Activities Funding – Interaction Design

    21 June 2021 by Poopak Azhand, Glasgow School of Art In order to explore the research question _ how can Interaction Design be used to investigate the young adults’ (18-24 years old) understanding of respect in the context of cyberbullying in Scotland? User-centred approach has been placed at the core of this project through the collaboration of ...
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