School of Informatics


Recent news

Current Informatics related news.

Virtual ‘open day’ for MSc/PhD Robotics: Wednesday 9 December 2015

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems will hold a virtual ‘open day,’ focussing on its combined MSc/PhD in Robotics, 10am Wednesday 9 December 2015

Edinburgh to conduct research on the NASA Valkyrie robot

NASA’s ground breaking humanoid robot, Valkyrie, will ‘join’ the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics early next year.

Dr Guido Sanguinetti: ‘unplugged’

Dr Guido Sanguinetti will discuss ‘Informatics Challenges in Biology: from big data to big models’ as part of the University’s Academics Unplugged series, 19 November 2015.

ICMI Ten-Year Technical Impact Award

Dr Jean Carletta has received a Ten-Year Technical Impact Award from the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Seattle, 9-13 November 2015.

Alan Turing Institute partners with Intel

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, has agreed to form a long-term strategic partnership with the multinational technology giant, Intel.

Postgraduate Open Day 18 November 2015

Potential MSc, MPhil and PhD Informatics students are warmly invited to join us on Wednesday 18 November 2015 for our Postgraduate Open Day.

British Library Labs Award

An interdisciplinary team including Dr Beatrice Alex, Dr Claire Grover and Professor Jon Oberlander has received an award in the research category of the British Library Labs Award 2015.

Humanoids 2015 best paper award

Dr Maurice Fallon and collaborators have received the award for best oral paper at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics.

Informatics alumni through to finals in UBS start-up competition

Three start-up companies, each founded by Informatics graduates, have been selected for the global finals of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge.

Professor Leonid Libkin elected to Academia Europaea

Professor Leonid Libkin, Professor of Foundations of Data Management, has been elected to Academia Europæa, an eminent organisation for European scholars.

Distinguished alumnus becomes first Director of Alan Turing Institute

Informatics alumnus, Professor Andrew Blake, has become the first Director of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, established earlier this year.

Alexandru Gheorghiu: best student paper

Congratulations to postgraduate research student Alexandru Gheorghiu on winning Best Student Paper at QCrypt 2015, the international conference on quantum cryptography.

Showcasing our MOOCs

Two of the School’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been featured by the University in a showcase of innovative open learning resources.

The robots are ready, are you?

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar has delivered the first lecture in the University’s Our Changing World series for 2015.

Querying big graph data

From November 2015, an ERC-funded project led by Professor Wenfei Fan will investigate the challenges of querying big graph data with limited resources.

Centre for Robotics shortlisted for NMI award

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics has been shortlisted for the NMI University Research Group of the Year Award 2015.

Industry summit explores how data science is transforming media

Media organisations from around the world are meeting in the School of Informatics to explore how advances in data science are changing the way the media works.

Postgrad Student Alexander Enoch Runner Up in Converge Challenge Competition

Congratulations to IPAB PhD student Alexander Enoch for coming runner up in the Converge KickStart Challenge Competition for his work on Red Robotics.

EU grant for gardening robot

Professor Bob Fisher and colleagues have been awarded a €1.3million share in a €5.4 million EU Horizon 2020 grant to research and prototype a gardening robot.

Informatics Undergraduate Comes Runner Up in Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards 2015

Marija Pinkute, a final year MInf student, whose project is aimed at the automatic generation of Tweet messages for news articles, came second in the prestigious award.