School of Informatics


Recent News

Current Informatics related news.

The Harmonium Project

The University has partnered with the Edinburgh International Festival to open the August festivals in spectacular style.

Alan Turing Institute

Work is getting under way at the Alan Turing Institute, a UK research venture involving Edinburgh scientists from the School of Informatics.

Robotics experts join UK network

Edinburgh robotics experts are to join in an initiative that seeks to develop collaborations with industry and academia.

Informatics study reveals how our brains can form first impressions quickly

Study at the School of Informatics reveals how our brains can form first impressions quickly

Informatics winner at Inspire Launch Grow Awards!

Congratulations to DTC student Alexander Enoch for winning the Innovation Cup at the recent Launch Grow Awards.

BBC cover Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics were visited by BBC Science Editor David Shukman at the beginning of March. The Centre is a joint partnership between The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.

Dr Iain Murray Wins EUSA Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr Iain Murray on winning the 2015 Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering.

Successful ‘Hack the Burgh’ Hackathon

The ‘Hack the Burgh’ Hackathon was organised and hosted by CompSoc, the School of Informatics and Major League Hacking.

Informatics students win CodeVita competition

Two Informatics students have won this year's CodeVita coding competition. CodeVita is one of the largest coding competitions in the world, with over 49,000 teams competing, but it was two of our very own students who came out on top at the final held in Mumbai.

Informatics Students Win UK Open Source Awards

Jean-Luc Stevens and Philipp Rudiger won the UK Open Source Award in the Student category last night. Congratulations to them and their supervisor Jim Bednar!

Alan Turing Institute

Scottish researchers are to be part of a UK national institute that aims to be a world leader in the understanding and application of large-scale digital data.

New Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

University experts have met to mark the launch of a new Centre aimed at developing the next generation of robots.

Foundations of Language-Based Provenance Security

Researchers at the School of Informatics are exploring ways in which ideas from programming languages can provide formal and general foundations to provide secure, end-to-end provenance support in computer systems.

National Student Survey Results 2014

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey, which has been conducted by Ipsos MORI annually since 2005. It gathers opinions from mostly final year undergraduates on the quality of their courses. Aimed at current students, the survey asks undergraduates to provide honest feedback on what it has been like to study their course at their institution.

Digital tool boosts skin cancer detection

Skin cancer diagnosis and detection has been boosted by the development of a new app.

Informatics Start-Up Secures Funding

Initially started up by the School of Informatics, FanDuel has just secured $70 million in funding.

CDT in Pervasive Parallelism Affiliate Scheme

Opportunity for Informatics PhD students to benefit from the events and resources of the CDT in Pervasive Parallelism.

News agencies have an edge over Twitter

News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, academics from the School of Informatics and the University of Glasgow have found.

November 2012 Episode CompuCast

The podcast for Computer Scientists produced by PhD students at the School of Informatics. Episodes feature interviews with eminent figures in the field, a computer science quiz and informatics related news.

PC gags can make us giggle, computer study shows

For many of us computers are a likely source of frustration rather than amusement - but now, experts at the School of Informatics have enabled computers to generate jokes that make people laugh.