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
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
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
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
By Suzy Powell, PR and Communications Executive, Interface
13th September 2018
The words “Artificial Intelligence” provoke a variety of responses in people, from suspicion to excitement. But one thing is certain, it is here to stay and will form a growing part of all our lives.
Harnessing A.I. to make people’s lives better greatly excites some people and the possibilities seem endless. Its application in ... Read more
by Dr Jeremy Singer, SGA Director
17 July 2018
Last month, I attended the tenth SICSA PhD conference at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. This is the northern-most location for our annual conference so far, and I was impressed by the beautiful setting and ideal facilities at this modern university campus.
Paul Hagan from RGU opened the conference; ... Read more
by Gabriel Murray
9 July 2018
Gabriel Murray is visiting Scotland on a SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, and will be giving talks at Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Heriot-Watt Universities. The talk abstract, schedule, and Dr. Murray’s biography are below.
The dynamics of small group interactions are an area of study for many disciplines ranging from social psychology to ... Read more
by Professor Bill Buchanan,
23 May 2018
We are moving from an Industrial Age into an Information Age, and increasingly the focus for our world is data. With new regulations such as GDPR and NIS, we thus need to react quicker to data breaches, and also create more secure and resilient data infrastructures, and which are increasingly ... Read more
by Dr Jeremy Singer, SGA Director
22 May 2018
Glasgow in summer … what a great experience! If you are enthusiastic about manycore processors, systems and parallel applications, please sign up for the Manycore summer school, running 16-20 July at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.
The manycore revolution is fundamentally changing multiple levels of the ... Read more
by Steven Kendrick, SICSA Executive Officer26th April 2018
It might be the very beginning of spring, but here in the SICSA office we are already looking ahead to our main knowledge exchange event of the year “DemoFest: Bringing Research to Life”, which takes place in Edinburgh in the autumn.
We organise a wide range of events, ... Read more