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 alongside Dimitra in directing and driving the AI Research Theme forward.  We are thrilled to have Dimitra and Sandy as the new theme leaders; both have been closely involved with SICSA in the past and we look forward to working with them going forward.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Professor Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University, and Professor Helen Hastie, Heriot Watt University the outgoing AI Theme Leaders.  Both Emma and Helen have been instrumental in driving the AI theme forward in this time of change including their input and SICSA representation with Scotland’s AI Strategy. We thank them both for their hard work and commitment to SICSA over the years.

Networking & Systems Research Theme

Dr Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow, also joined us as the co-lead of the SICSA Networking and Systems Research Theme from the 1st January 2021 and with Dr Paul Patras, (University of Edinburgh), will be responsible for shaping and directing the Networking & Systems Research Theme as well as providing a national representation for the theme area.