School of Informatics

2019

All the news from 2019.

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.