• 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
  • SICSA DemoFest 2017

    by Dr Jeremy Singer, SICSA Graduate Academy Director 16 October 2017 Hundreds of people attended the SICSA DemoFest at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, last week. The annual DemoFest event showcases over 50 innovative Computing Science research projects currently under development at Scotland’s universities As I wandered round the large exhibition hall, I saw sonic levitating devices, virtual reality drum ... Read more
  • Helping your Cyber Security Journey

    by Alan Settery, SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator 9 October 2017 As always Freshers week was full of enthusiasm and energy as students were welcomed across Scotland’s universities and now settle down to start their new computing science and cyber security courses. It’s an exciting time to be involved and set out on this journey; technology is evolving ... Read more
  • At the Interface of Innovation

    by Heather Alexander, Interface Marketing Manager 27 July 2017 Interface are delighted to be working with SICSA and involved in this year’s DemoFest to help promote the great work that is happening in Scottish universities across Informatics and Computer Sciences. At Interface we connect organisations of all sizes, from all sectors, to the right academic expertise for increased ... Read more
  • SICSAConf2017: Discovering great things in Dundee!

    I have discovered so many new things over the past two days at the SICSA PhD conference in Dundee. First I learned a new word – smirry – which described the Dundonian weather – grey and a bit wet (I think). Then I was inspired by our two PhD Conference keynote speakers. Chris van der Kuyl gave us ... Read more