News Archive

  • Data Science Industrial Doctorate Funding Call 2018

    The Data Lab is supporting up to six new industrial doctorate projects. Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. The Data Lab are looking for applications from universities that have a proposed project with an ...
  • 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 ...
  • £420K to support Scottish research in Cyber-Security and Cyber-Resilience

    The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of its new Cyber Nexus.  The SICSA Cyber Nexus is led by Professor Kevin Hammond of the University of St Andrews, who is also the Director of SICSA; and brings together key researchers from 14 Scottish Universities. The SICSA Cyber Nexus represents a £420K 18-month investment by the UK ...
  • SICSA Postdoctoral Engagement in European Research Funding (PEER) – £10K per applicant available 

    Introduction The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) recently awarded SICSA further funding to boost participation in European research.   SICSA is therefore able to provide support of up to £10,000 per application for researchers in Informatics and Computing Sciences pursuing participation in EU projects. We will consider proposals from all researchers working within SICSA institutions. You can find more details for ...
  • Applications for SICSA Director of Education now open

    We are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for a new SICSA Director of Education.  Applications are welcome from any suitable member of academic staff working at a SICSA member institution. SICSA Education has a focus on enhancing collaboration across the core activities of Undergraduate and Postgraduate education provision in Scotland. The group represents ...
  • Medical Visualisation Hackathon

    Product Forge is running a Medical Visualisation Hackathon at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th November 2017 with Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe and Scottish Health Innovations Ltd. Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers and software engineers will spend 3 days and 3 nights side by side analysing a range of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reminder SICSA Funding Call 31 October 2017

    Let SICSA help you …….  funding call opportunities for October 2017. SICSA Summer School Sponsorship Funding Are you thinking of organising a Computing Science and Informatics focussed Summer School in Scotland?  If so, SICSA can provide sponsorship funding for a number of free student places; up to £750 per student for residential summer schools or smaller amounts ...
  • SICSA PhD Conference 2018. Now recruiting for student committee members

    After a very successful SICSA PhD Conference 2017, SICSA is now making plans for next year’s event.  As always, the SICSA PhD Conference next year will be put together by a hard-working group of student volunteers and we are now recruiting for the next organising committee.  If you are a PhD student in Informatics/Computer Science, ...