News Archive

  • SAGES COP26 Workshop Steering Group – Call for Volunteers

    Applications are invited from PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to serve as SICSA’s representative on a interdisciplinary steering group for an ECR-led workshop as a side event at COP26. Most people are probably aware of COP26 to be held later this year. The Scottish research community is naturally participating in various ways. The different ...
  • New Funding Call for PhD students to attend conferences

    With most national and international conferences currently being held on-line due to the pandemic, SICSA is taking the opportunity to open a new funding call which will allow PhD students, currently studying in a SICSA institution, to apply for the cost of the registration fees for a virtual conference. If there is a specific Conference you ...
  • AI Research Theme: SICSA XAI Workshop 2021- 1st June 2021 – Call for Papers

    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 and decision-making of these systems remains a ...
  • SICSA Education: Call for Presentations “Lessons from Lockdown” Event – 29th April

    The educational landscape has seen a major shift over the past 12 months. As the world starts to heal, it is important to reflect on what worked and what did not, so we can provide new insights into ways of helping both students and educators move forward and ensure efficacy in teaching/learning. SICSA Education will host ...
  • Research Methods Summer School – Spring into Methods 2021

    The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, is excited to announce that applications for Spring into Methods 2021 is now open. The Spring into Methods programme brings together arts, humanities and social science doctoral researchers from across Scotland and offers sessions providing an interdisciplinary and ...
  • Announcing our new Research Theme Leaders

    Artificial Intelligence Research Theme On 1st January 2021, we welcomed Dr Dimitra Gkatzia, Edinburgh Napier University, to the position Co-Leader of the SICSA Artificial Intelligence Research Theme.  The research theme will have a further change in leadership in April this year when Dr Sandy Brownlee, Stirling University will also commence as joint Co-Lead and will work ...
  • Welcome to our new Director, Professor Stuart Anderson

    We are very pleased to confirm that Professor Stuart Anderson from the University of Edinburgh has been confirmed as the Director of SICSA.   Stuart took over from Professor Aaron Quigley on an interim basis but was confirmed in post by the SICSA Committee in December last year and will now lead SICSA through the transitional period ...
  • Call for proposals – Spring into Methods Programme

    A new cross discipline collaboration has been initiated between the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, the SOCIAL Centre for Doctoral Training and SICSA. The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) are collaborating on Spring into Methods ...
  • SICSA and ScotCHEM are coming together for a Speed Networking Fortnight

    SICSA and ScotChem are coordinating a fortnight of short remote one-to-one calls between researchers to stimulate inter-disciplinary exchanges of research ideas and agendas.  Working across disciplines is notoriously difficult in ordinary circumstances, but the restrictions caused by the current pandemic have even further curtailed opportunities for chance encounters at conferences, or meetings that lead to ...
  • SICSA Artificial Intelligence Research Theme…..recruiting a new Co-theme Leader

    Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Artificial Intelligence Research Theme. Role Purpose SICSA is the Scottish Funding Council Research Pool in Informatics and Computer Science.  The goal of SICSA is to cohere the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science research communities to help increase critical mass ...