The School of Informatics has produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other university in the UK in the REF 2014 assessment.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:10
Four students studying Design Informatics took on a project to address how cyclists feel when out on the road.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:28:05
Registrations are now open for our Informatics MOOC, "Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming".
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:18:01
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh are leading research which will develop a new generation of imaging techniques.
Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:14:30
A Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science (CDT) has launched at the University's School of Informatics.
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:15:00
The Royal Society announces eight new fellowships aimed at strengthening links between academia and industry, including one to the School of Informatics' Taku Komura. The fellowships are awarded to academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:54:02
Informatics graduate Juan Reutter has won the 2014 ERCIM Cor Baayen Award.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:09:00
The new Centre for Robotics, a joint venture by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, has formally opened.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:49:34
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.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:46:37
Results from the latest National Student Survey.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:19:42
Skin cancer diagnosis and detection has been boosted by the development of a new app.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:06:01
Initially started up by the School of Informatics, FanDuel has just secured $70 million in funding.
Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:40:27
The School has received funding from Google for a number of awards.
Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:12:35
New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and carbon emissions.
Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:25:16
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
Second year undergraduate student Alexandra Kearney has been awarded an Anita Borg Scholarship.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:39:32
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
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
The Royal Society of Edinburgh has published its final report on digital participation.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:40:30
Informatics graduate Maxim Cramer makes Code First: Girls One to Watch list for 2014.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:03:57
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
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
BBC Radio Scotland's Brainwaves Programmes features the School of Informatics Robotics Research.
Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:16:07
Don Sannella Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:26:13
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
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
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
Former PhD student, Roope Kaivola, has won the 2013 Microsoft Research Verified Software Milestone Award.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:43:46
Childrens Interactive Media Product Developed by Informatics Graduate Nominated for Award
Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:27:31
Gordon Plotkin who has been given the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:32:55
Johanna Moore has been appointed the new Head of School of Informatics.
Thu, 9 Jan 2014 09:59:25
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
Tobias Edler von Koch wins Intel 2013 Doctoral Student Honor Program.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:21:08
Vijay Nagarajan wins Intel 2013 Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:12:29
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
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 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
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
It was announced today that the School won its first Athena SWAN Silver Award.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:15:36
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
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
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
Robots go out on a limb to make Secretary of State welcome
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:43:37
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Frank Keller has been promoted to a Personal Chair in Computational Cognitive Science.
Wed, 5 Jun 2013 14:03:08
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Seven members of staff in the school have recently received promotions.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:09:12
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
Innovative Learning Week 18th to 22nd February 2013- Events for Students!
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:19:29
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 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
Research from across the University has been showcased in a series of short films.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:48:52
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
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
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
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
The School of Informatics has again been nominated for Best School in the EUSA Teaching Awards 2013.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:12:34
Professors Leonid Libkin and Wenfei Fan have been named as Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellows.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:34:02
The latest podcast from students and staff.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:49:05
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
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
The latest podcast from students and staff.
Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:53:21
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
Lecturer Vittorio Ferrari and Postgraduate Student Juan Reutter win Best Paper Awards.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:10:47
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
Herry Herry receives best student paper at Large Installation System Administration Conference 2011
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:28:56
Microsoft Research and the School of Informatics announce 4 joint PhD scholarships
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:50:19
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
Edinferno RoboCup Team returns from the 2011 robot football world cup.
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:28:22
This article was published on Dec 15, 2014