• Welcome to our new SICSA Director of Education

    by Dr Rachel Menzies, SICSA Education Director 5 March 2018 In February, I took over as the SICSA Director of Education, a post which had been vacant since Dr Karen Petrie stepped down last year. Already I’ve been really busy, sitting on a number of advisory boards so far, and I’m only two weeks in! I’m currently ... Read more
  • SICSA CDT Bid Writing Workshop Update

    by Dr Jeremy Singer 19 February 2018 Only a few weeks till the deadline for outline applications to the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training call! SICSA organized a workshop in Glasgow last week, to bring together Scottish computer scientists who are intending to submit CDT proposals. Around 25 academics attended the event, representing a majority of the ... Read more
  • SICSA can help with your CDT outline proposal

    by Dr Jeremy Singer. SGA Director 2 February 2018 SICSA aims to maximise the success of EPSRC CDT applications from our member institutions. To this end, we want to support CDT outline bids as far as possible. SICSA has committed to providing a £75K package of in-kind support to each CDT bid. This comprises reserved places at ... Read more
  • Our EU proposal writing and submission with support from SICSA PEER funding

    by Juan Ye 29 January 2018 Have you experienced the challenge when you are socialising with people from a wide, diverse background? You may have different ethnic, educational, cultural background, and understanding each other may take a lot of effort. Our EU FET project, called DIVERSITY, is to deliver technological tools that humans can use to overcome ... Read more
  • PECE visit to USC/ISI – Los Angeles, US

    by Dr Rosa Filgueira 22 January 2018 My exchange involved visiting Ewa Deelman and Yolanda Gil, both located in the same University (USC) and Institute (Information Science Institute – ISI), from 30th September to 10th December 2017. This visit gave me the great opportunity to work with two World-leading authority on the research and development of advanced ... Read more
  • One year of the SICSA Network and Systems (NET-SYS) Research Theme

    by Dimitrios Pezaros 15 January 2018 In September 2016, I took over as leader of the SICSA Networking and Systems (NET-SYS) theme from Marwan Fayed who had done an excellent job leading SICSA’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) activities over the past few years. Not only there was a succession in leadership, there was also the launch of ... Read more
  • SICSA Knowledge Exchange Update

    by Alistair Lawson, SICSA KE Director 9 January 2018 Bliadhna Mhath Ùr! / Happy New Year! It has been a busy few months since I took over the role of SICSA Knowledge Exchange Director at the end of April 2017. Planning for Demofest 2017 was already in hand at that stage, and thanks go to Steven Kendrick and ... Read more
  • Theory, Modelling and Computation Research Theme update

    by Ekaterina Komendantskaya 24 November 2017 SICSA Theory, Modelling and Computation theme had a busy time in the academic year 2016-17. We funded six events on Theorem Proving, Programming Language Semantics, Categories, Logic and Physics, Algebra and Coalgebra, Combinatorics. The events took place at St Andrews, Strathclyde and Edinburgh universities. The biggest of these events, ALCOPVIII (, ... Read more
  • SICSA HCI Research Theme update

    by Dr Miguel Nacenta and Dr Martin Halvey  2 November 2017 The SICSA HCI theme is one of the longest running themes in SICSA. Within Scotland, we have a range of world-leading expertise that address the difficult research problems in human-computer interaction. As such the SICSA HCI Theme encompasses over 36 individual research groups at 12 Scottish universities. ... Read more
  • My PECE visit to the Arizona State University

    By Dr Areti Manataki, Senior Researcher in The University of Edinburgh 22nd October 2017 In summer 2017 I visited the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Arizona State University as part of a SICSA-funded Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECE). To say that this research visit has been successful would be an understatement. It has allowed ... Read more