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Informatics student inspired by tragedy begins robot trial

Ebtehal Alotaibi, an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics PhD student at the School of Informatics is on a mission to increase trust in autonomous vehicles since losing her aunt in a car accident caused by driver error. As founder of startup Pixconvey, she will trial a system which if successful will allow students at the University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings campus to order takeaway food delivered by robot.

Women and Girls in Informatics

On the 11th of February, we celebrate the vast contribution that women and girls have made to the scientific world. Although Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to national economies, so far, most countries, no matter their level of development, have not achieved gender equality in STEM.

Researchers in informatics involved in four out of nine AI hubs announced today

Researchers from the School of Informatics will be involved in nearly half of the newly announced AI Hubs, further cementing the School’s place as a driving force in the development of AI in the UK.

The Princess Royal visits the School of Informatics

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has visited the School of Informatics for the conclusion of the celebrations of 60 years of computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) research at Edinburgh.

Long-serving Informatics staff congratulated with awards from Principal

Six colleagues from the School of Informatics were recognised at an event held in dedication of staff who have been with the University for 25 years or more.

Informatics academics teach mathematical sciences in Africa

Ava Khamseh and Heather Yorston, academics at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics both recently completed 3-week intensive teaching periods at the UNESCO African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).

Ram Ramamoorthy and colleagues explore specifying for trustworthiness

Professor Ram Ramamoorthy and colleagues from UKRI TAS programme explore the challenges of specifying what trust for autonomous systems means in a recent article published in the Communications of the ACM.