School of Informatics

2019

All the news from 2019.

NASA Valkyrie interactive experience installed at Bayes Centre

An interactive touchscreen display has been installed in the Bayes Centre foyer, providing further information about the NASA Valkyrie.

Informatics students nominated for UK Open Source Awards

Two Informatics students, Antreas Antoniou (Data Science) and Andrew Brock (Robotics and Autonomous Systems), are shortlisted for UK Open Source Awards in the student category.

How quantum physics will change our views on cyber security

In a review article for Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery Informatics researchers are looking into the impact of quantum computing and quantum technologies on cyber security.

Sold out Informatics events at the Pint of Science 2019

Informatics researchers will be presenting next week at the grassroots science festival Pint of Science in The Tron pub in Edinburgh.

Grant Passmore, Informatics alumnus and AI innovator, goes from strength to strength

Informatics alumnus and a former research associate in LFCS secured $5M seed investment for his financial technology start-up Imandra Inc. to help it move towards new areas of application for their innovative AI technology.

First ever quantum hackathon in Scotland to be held in Informatics

First ever quantum hackathon in Scotland will be held in the School of Informatics in July 2019

11th EIE bigger than ever before

Over 900 delegates took part in this year’s Engage Invest Exploit, Informatics Ventures flagship annual technology investor showcase featuring Scotland´s most promising innovative, data-driven high growth companies, seeking funding.

Google PhD fellowships for Informatics students

Two students from Informatics have been awarded 2019 Google Fellowships. Nicolai Oswald received funding in the area of Systems and Networking and Reinald Kim Amplayo in Natural Language Processing.

Informatics events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2019

School of Informatics staff are involved in numerous events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Distinguished Edinburgh graduate receives ACM A.M. Turing Award

Professor Geoffrey Hinton who graduated from Edinburgh University is one of the three recipients of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award, along with Professors Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun. The award is for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing.

Mirella Lapata elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

Mirella Lapata has been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Informatics Alum wins the Distinguished Dissertation

Miltos Allamanic, Informatics graduate from 2017 won this year’s Distinguished Dissertation, a prestigious academic award, run jointly by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in collaboration with the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC).

Smart home systems must switch to better security, study finds

The security of smart domestic appliances that can be managed remotely must be improved to better protect users’ privacy, research suggests.

Support for AI boosts postgraduate researchers

Postgraduate programmes in artificial intelligence at the University are being supported as part of a package of funding announced by the UK Government.

Student YouTube star makes DIY robotics look as easy as Pi

A first-year university student has become an online sensation, offering expert advice on DIY robotics and computer programming.

We Need to Talk About AI – a series public discussions kicks off next week

A series of public panel discussions about Artificial Intelligence with speakers from across disciplines including informatics, humanities, and social sciences as well as the industry starts next week with a discussion covering big data and privacy.

AI scientists team up with Japanese experts

University scientists are to collaborate with three major Japanese research institutes on artificial intelligence and robotics.