by Dr Karen Petrie, SICSA Education Director
On the 1st of September 2013 I (Dr Karen Petrie, University of Dundee) replaced Professor Greg Michaelson (Heriot-Watt University) as the SICSA Director of Education. This included taking over as HE representative on a number of boards including the Skills Development Scotland ICT Investment Plan implementation group and the ... Read more
by Alan Settery, SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator
Once again the annual Cyber Security Christmas lectures has been a huge success with over 2,600 school pupils having a fun experience in the world of Cyber Security and chocolate!
The 5 day lecture series was held just before Christmas across Scotland at universities UHI – Inverness, RGU – ... Read more
DataFest17 is a festival of data innovation run by The Data Lab, with events hosted across Scotland from 20th to 24th March 2017. Scotland is a melting pot of data innovation and the festival will further catalyse activity across the country and bring an international breath on data innovation and best practice to Scotland. DataFest ... Read more
by Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation at the Scottish Funding Council
Scottish Research Pools are one of our universities great success stories. Not only do they demonstrate the value of collaboration in academic research, they prove how well we can cooperate within our small, well-connected and inventive country.
A recent blog from our colleagues at ... Read more
by Dr Miguel Nacenta and Dr Martin Halvey, SICSA HCI Research Theme Leaders
The SICSA HCI All Hands day was held on Tuesday November 29th at the University of St Andrews. This is an annual event where members of the the SICSA HCI theme meet to reflect on the previous year and to discuss how to ... Read more
By Dr Rachel Menzies, Academic Chair for the SICSA PhD Conference 2017
Planning for the SICSA PhD Conference 2017 is now underway! The Conference is organised by PhD students for PhD students and this year is no exception with 15 students on the organising committee, representing institutions from across Scotland. It is a brilliant opportunity for ... Read more
by Professor Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews
Firstly, may I take the opportunity on behalf of the SICSA Directorate to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a successful 2017.
As the incoming SICSA Director, it has been my pleasure to meet many of you at the various SICSA events that we have run so far, ... Read more
By Alan Settery, SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator
I began my role as the new SICSA Cyber Security Network Integrator role just over a week ago and I look forward to working in this exciting and growing area. Of course, I’m not new to SICSA having been the first SICSA Business Development Executive and more recently managing ... Read more
By Professor Carron Shankland, University of Stirling
This Ada Lovelace Day we will see the launch of an initiative to celebrate women in Maths and Computing, rather fittingly at Bletchley Park. As a new branch of the existing Suffrage Science scheme, it will encourage women into science, and to reach senior leadership roles. “Suffrage Science” aims to ... Read more
It is an absolute pleasure to be writing the first of many SICSA blog posts! I arrived at the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in 2010, newly appointed as a result of SICSA investment in academic staff throughout Scotland. Almost immediately, I launched myself into a frenzy of SICSA activity – attending research workshops; ... Read more