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New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and carbon emissions

New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and carbon emissions.

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:25:16

New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and carbon emissions

IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award

Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar has been awarded the 2013 King-Sung Fu IEEE Transactions on Robotics Best Paper award.

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:01:18

IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award

Student Wins Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Second year undergraduate student Alexandra Kearney has been awarded an Anita Borg Scholarship.

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:39:32

Student Wins Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Ex-President of India Abdul Kalam visits the Forum

The former president of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam visited the School of Informatics last week as part of his trip to the University of Edinburgh where he was awarded an honorary degree.

Mon, 19 May 2014 10:49:59

Ex-President of India Abdul Kalam visits the Forum

Informatics PhD Students in final of EPSRC "UK ICT Pioneers" Competition

Two Informatics PhD Students; Herry Herry and Stefano Albrecht are through to the Final of the EPSRC Competition "UK ICT Pioneers 2014".

Wed, 14 May 2014 12:16:59

Informatics PhD Students in final of EPSRC "UK ICT Pioneers" Competition

Royal Society Study into Digital Participation

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has published its final report on digital participation.

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:40:30

Royal Society Study into Digital Participation

Informatics Graduate makes Code First 'One to Watch List'

Informatics graduate Maxim Cramer makes Code First: Girls One to Watch list for 2014.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:03:57

Informatics Graduate makes Code First 'One to Watch List'

The School of Informatics Signs Collaboration Agreement

The School of Informatics has signed a collaboration agreement with The Connected Digital Economy Catapult. The collaboration will to work on a number of areas- spanning the Internet of Things, web and data science, trust, privacy and security, and secondments and internships.

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 15:30:16

The School of Informatics Signs Collaboration Agreement

Trading Archives Chart how Britain’s Taste for Tea has Grown

Historians and computer experts have joined forces to shed light on one of the 19th century’s great social transformations.

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:48:26

Trading Archives Chart how Britain’s Taste for Tea has Grown

BBC Radio Scotland's Brainwaves Programmes features Robotics Research

BBC Radio Scotland's Brainwaves Programmes features the School of Informatics Robotics Research.

Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:16:07

BBC Radio Scotland's Brainwaves Programmes features Robotics Research

Don Sannella Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Don Sannella Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:26:13

Don Sannella Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

School of Informatics Moves up the University Rankings

The School of Informatics is now ranked 12th in the world (up from 15th in 2013 and 30 in 2012) for Computer Science & Information Systems.

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:19:11

School of Informatics Moves up the University Rankings

Insect Robotics Research on BBC News

Professor Barbara Webb talks to BBC Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh about her work in robotics and how researchers can learn from nature.

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:06:21

Insect Robotics Research on BBC News

School of Informatics in the News

The School of Informatics has been featured in a BBC news report on the hi-tech start up scene.

Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:43:25

School of Informatics in the News

Roope Kaivola wins MSR Verified Software Award

Former PhD student, Roope Kaivola, has won the 2013 Microsoft Research Verified Software Milestone Award.

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:43:46

Roope Kaivola wins MSR Verified Software Award

Learning App Developed by Informatics Graduate is Nominated for Award

Childrens Interactive Media Product Developed by Informatics Graduate Nominated for Award

Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:27:31

Learning App Developed by Informatics Graduate is Nominated for Award

Gordon Plotkin Receives EATCS Award 2014

Gordon Plotkin who has been given the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award.

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:32:55

Gordon Plotkin Receives EATCS Award 2014

New Head of School

Johanna Moore has been appointed the new Head of School of Informatics.

Thu, 9 Jan 2014 09:59:25

New Head of School

Funding Awards for Doctoral Training

The University has won a share of a £350 million investment in UK science and engineering postgraduate training.

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:52:15

Funding Awards for Doctoral Training

Tobias Edler von Koch wins Intel 2013 Doctoral Student Honor Program

Tobias Edler von Koch wins Intel 2013 Doctoral Student Honor Program.

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:21:08

Tobias Edler von Koch wins Intel 2013 Doctoral Student Honor Program

Vijay Nagarajan wins Intel 2013 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.

Vijay Nagarajan wins Intel 2013 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:12:29

Vijay Nagarajan wins Intel 2013 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.

Paolo Puggioni in the FameLab Final

Paolo Puggioni, an Informatics PhD student, has made it through to the Scottish Final of the FameLab science communication competition to be held on Saturday 30th November.

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:13:53

Paolo Puggioni in the FameLab Final

Informatics Features in Promotional Film

The School of Informatics takes a leading role in a new promotional film produced by Edinburgh City Council.

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:49:17

Informatics Features in Promotional Film

Informatics Student Wins Award

Informatics student Razvan Ranca wins the international winner of the 2013 Undergraduate Awards, an international competition run from Ireland.

Wed, 2 Oct 2013 14:19:11

Informatics Student Wins Award

Bid to build Superfast Computers takes Quantum Leap Forward

Superfast quantum computers -- which could carry out massive calculations very quickly - are a step closer to becoming commonplace with the development of a technique to test their reliability.

Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:39:37

Bid to build Superfast Computers takes Quantum Leap Forward

Informatics gains Silver Athena SWAN Award

It was announced today that the School won its first Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:15:36

Informatics gains Silver Athena SWAN Award

More Informatics Research in the News

Researchers at the School of Informatics have received considerable media coverage for their work on speech technology and how it can improve public announcements.

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:25:39

More Informatics Research in the News

Media Coverage of Robotics Research

News stories about the School of Informatics robotics research in relation to the new Robotarium being established in Edinburgh.

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:17:41

Media Coverage of Robotics Research

Silicon Valley Visit Informatics

Silicon Valley visited Edinburgh this month to discuss funding growth and scaling fast with the leaders of Scotland’s digital technology sector.

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:57:30

Silicon Valley Visit Informatics

University of Edinburgh Microsoft Research Joint Initiative in Informatics

In 2011 the School of Informatics, in conjunction with Microsoft Research based in Cambridge, launched a joint initiative in Informatics which offered four funded PhD scholarships. Two years on, the initiative is going strong, with all four of the PhD students recently invited to the Microsoft Research PhD Summer School.

Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:36:28

University of Edinburgh Microsoft Research Joint Initiative in Informatics

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.

Mon, 5 Aug 2013 12:10:01

PC gags can make us giggle, computer study shows

Actual Analytics Awarded Funding for Smart Approaches to Reduce Animal Use in Science

Work to replace and reduce animal use in science and improve animal welfare has today received a £4.8m funding boost with the award of 20 research and technology development grants to universities, specialist institutes and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) including funding to Informatics Spin-out Actual Analytics.

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:44:41

Actual Analytics Awarded Funding for Smart Approaches to Reduce Animal Use in Science

Informatics Spin-Out Company Speech Graphics Behind Kanye West’s Controversial New Video

The innovative new video by rap superstar Kanye West was made using technology created by Informatics spin-out company computer animation company Speech Graphics, it has emerged.

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:31:32

Informatics Spin-Out Company Speech Graphics Behind Kanye West’s Controversial New Video

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.

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:04:15

News agencies have an edge over Twitter

School of Informatics Students Awarded Grant for Development of Digital Technology

Ben Jeffrey and Maria Alecu, both studying for an MInf, will form part of a team from the University of Edinburgh that has been awarded a grant from Consultancy firm Jisc.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:04:05

School of Informatics Students Awarded Grant for Development of Digital Technology

School of Informatics Student Wins Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Gift

Ioannis Konstas, a PhD Candidate in Informatics has been awarded a prestigious Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Gift.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:50:08

School of Informatics Student Wins Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program Gift

School of Informatics Secures Funding for Robotics Research

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Heriot- Watt University, has just won more than £6 million of UK Government funding to develop a joint robotics research centre in Edinburgh.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:44:15

School of Informatics Secures Funding for Robotics Research

Student Wins Prize for Butterfly Identification App

Mariyana Koleva, a final year Computer Science student, has won the 1st prize in the University College London Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST) competion for her projects which identifies Butterflies.

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:02:36

Student Wins Prize for Butterfly Identification App

Four Informatics Graduates Win Silicon Valley Internships

Four Informatics graduates have been chosen to work as Interns for start-up companies in the Silicon Valley.

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:53:27

Four Informatics Graduates Win Silicon Valley Internships

Daniel Renshaw Wins Google European Fellowship

Daniel Renshaw, a PhD student with the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) has been awarded a Google Europe Fellowship in Natural Language Processing.

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:24:01

Daniel Renshaw Wins Google European Fellowship

Matteo Mio wins Ackermann Award

Former LFCS PhD student, Matteo Mio, will receive this year's Ackermann Award for his University of Edinburgh thesis.

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:37:27

Matteo Mio wins Ackermann Award

Frank Keller Awarded Personal Chair in Computation Cognitive Science

Frank Keller has been promoted to a Personal Chair in Computational Cognitive Science.

Wed, 5 Jun 2013 14:03:08

Frank Keller Awarded Personal Chair in Computation Cognitive Science

Student Wins Poster Competion for Jekyll and Hyde Inspired Research

Alexandra Kearney, a first year Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science student, received the ‘People’s Choice’ award for best poster as voted for by the attendees (£150, sponsored by Interface3). Her research was inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson charachters Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Wed, 15 May 2013 11:34:47

Student Wins Poster Competion for Jekyll and Hyde Inspired Research

Engage Invest Exploit 2013

For 2013, Informatics Ventures, the Edinburgh BioQuarter and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) have joined forces to create what will be the largest ever investor showcase in Scotland.

Wed, 1 May 2013 15:49:17

Engage Invest Exploit 2013

Contemplate: Scanning for Errors

CEO Derick James and Dr. Robert Atkey at Contemplate talk to the website CFO Insight about coding errors and how the company, based in Appleton Tower is looking to scan software code more efficiently.

Wed, 1 May 2013 14:39:25

Contemplate: Scanning for Errors

Edinburgh Described as Scotland’s Tech Start-Up Capital by FT

A recent article in the Financial Times has described Edinburgh as Scotland’s tech start-up capital because of the interplay between its strengths in academia, a tradition of those who have made money in the city to employ that wealth in helping others and a close-knit community that helps to build networks.

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:06:22

Edinburgh Described as Scotland’s Tech Start-Up Capital by FT

Informatics Students win Poster Competition at The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2013

Two University of Edinburgh School of Informatics students have won prizes at the 2013 British Computing Society Women Lovelace Colloquium.

Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:13:27

Informatics Students win Poster Competition at The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2013

Research Assistant Wins Best Feedback Award from EUSA

Allan Clark, Research Assistant with the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science has won the 'Best Feedback' award from EUSA, as voted by University of Edinburgh students.

Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:45:50

Research Assistant Wins Best Feedback Award from EUSA

What's on at the Science Festival

A number of events are on at this years Science Festival that may be of interest to the School of Informatics Staff and Students.

Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:35:29

What's on at the Science Festival

The Human Brain Project

Academics from the School of Informatics are among those involved in Europe’s largest and most ambitious brain project to date.

Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:40:23

The Human Brain Project

Academic Achievements

Sethu Vijayakumar has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh while Fiona McNeill and Ram Ramamoorthy have been elected to the RSE Young Academy.

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:43:34

Academic Achievements

UK’s Second Cyber Research Institute launched

Informatics researchers to form part of a new UK 'Cyber Research Institute' which will investigate new ways of automatically analysing computer software to reduce its vulnerability to cyber threats.

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:57:50

UK’s Second Cyber Research Institute launched

School Promotions

Seven members of staff in the school have recently received promotions.

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:09:12

School Promotions

Gadgets Developed for Elderly and Infirm

Researchers at the School of Informatics and Glasgow University's School of Computing Science have developed a vibrating wristband which acts as a reminder device and a bowl which lights up when easily-lost items such as keys are placed in it.

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:59:15

Gadgets Developed for Elderly and Infirm

Informatics Innovative Learning Week 18th to 22nd February 2013

Innovative Learning Week 18th to 22nd February 2013- Events for Students!

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:19:29

Informatics Innovative Learning Week 18th to 22nd February 2013

The Travelling Treasures Project

Professor Chris Speed, Head of Design at Edinburgh College of Art and Co- Director of Design Informatics, has designed a new App to help guide tourists around the city, using the registration numbers on taxis.

Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:38:15

The Travelling Treasures Project

University of Edinburgh - Computer Society of India Outreach Program

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK are partnering with the Computer Society of India (CSI) - Coimbatore Chapter to deliver an innovative Overseas Classroom initiative to leading universities in India.

Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:52:27

University of Edinburgh - Computer Society of India Outreach Program

Research Films

Research from across the University has been showcased in a series of short films.

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:48:52

Research Films

Take Tea with Turing App

Take Tea With Turing is an interactive anthology of creative work inspired by the life and legacy of Alan Turing. This compilation of poetry, prose, audio work and multimedia pieces was compiled and edited by Viccy Adams, Leverhulme Trust artist-in-residence at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, and was produced as part of the 2012 centenary of Alan Turing's birth.

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:11:15

Take Tea with Turing App

New European Lab for the Programming and Design of Heterogeneous Many-Core Systems

The School if Informatics, along with a number of partner companies and universities, has set up a new European lab focused on the programming and design of heterogeneous many-core systems.

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:10:35

New European Lab for the Programming and Design of Heterogeneous Many-Core Systems

Peter Buneman receives OBE

Peter Buneman of the School of Informatics has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list "for services to data systems and computing".

Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:01:31

Peter Buneman receives OBE

Two ACL Fellows Announced

Bonnie Webber and Mark Steedman from the School of Informatics named as fellows of the Association of Computational Linguistics.

Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:55:30

Two ACL Fellows Announced

EUSA Award Nominations

The School of Informatics has again been nominated for Best School in the EUSA Teaching Awards 2013.

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:12:34

EUSA Award Nominations

Prof Leonid Libkin and Prof Wenfei Fan Named as ACM Fellows

Professors Leonid Libkin and Wenfei Fan have been named as Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellows.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:34:02

Prof Leonid Libkin and Prof Wenfei Fan Named as ACM Fellows

December 2012 Episode CompuCast

The latest podcast from students and staff.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:49:05

December 2012 Episode CompuCast

Christophe Dubach wins Intel 2012 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.

Christophe Dubach, lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, UK, has been selected as a recipient of the Intel 2012 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.

Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:39:05

Christophe Dubach wins Intel 2012 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.

Peter Sandilands Wins Best Paper

Congratulations to Informatics PhD student Peter Sandilands who has won the best student paper award at the International Conference on Motion in Games.

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:21:33

Peter Sandilands Wins Best Paper

November 2012 Episode CompuCast

The latest podcast from students and staff.

Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:53:21

November 2012 Episode CompuCast

Informatics Professor to give Prestigious Lecture at Hong Kong Science Festival

Informatics Professor, Sethu Vijayakumar to give Prestigious Lecture at Hong Kong Science Festival entitled; Robots: The Future of Man or "Man of the Future".

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:51:52

Informatics Professor to give Prestigious Lecture at Hong Kong Science Festival

Two Best Paper Awards for Informatics

Lecturer Vittorio Ferrari and Postgraduate Student Juan Reutter win Best Paper Awards.

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:10:47

Two Best Paper Awards for Informatics

Internet Access brought to Remote Parts of Scotland

Experts at the School of Informatics and the University of the Highlands and Islands have worked together to develop a high-speed internet network to serve Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna and other remote areas of Scotland.

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:48:13

Internet Access brought to Remote Parts of Scotland

Award for student paper

Herry Herry receives best student paper at Large Installation System Administration Conference 2011

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:28:56

Award for student paper

Microsoft Joint Initiative Announced

Microsoft Research and the School of Informatics announce 4 joint PhD scholarships

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:50:19

Microsoft Joint Initiative Announced

August Episode CompuCast

The podcast for Computer Scientists produced by PhD students at the School of Informatics. Hear the latest instalment.

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:50:46

August Episode CompuCast

RoboCup Team post-competition analysis

Edinferno RoboCup Team returns from the 2011 robot football world cup.

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:28:22

RoboCup Team post-competition analysis


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