School of Informatics

2020

All the news from 2020.

Kwabena Nuamah leads software start-up tracking Covid-19 symptoms in Ghana

Research Associate Kwabena Nuamah has adapted his previous work for Ghana-based start-up Cognate Systems in order to track Covid-19 symptoms in the country using accessible mobile technology.

Mohsen Kadhem awarded UKRI funding to develop a CPS for Lung Disease diagnosis and treatment

Robotics lecturer Mohsen Kadhem has been awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship funding to work on a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) for the Unified Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Diseases.

The Appleton Tower face shield factory

​​​​​​​Informatics technicians have been 3D printing over 100 face shields a day since the end of March in an attempt to help the NHS and Care Homes with an increasing shortage of personal protective equipment.

Three Informatics Nominations Make the Shortlist in the 2020 Teaching Awards

This year's Teaching Awards saw over thirty academics and courses from Informatics nominated across all categories, with three making the shortlist: Pavlos Andreadis, Iain Murray and Philip Wadler's course 'Types and Semantics for Programming Languages'.

E-voting protocol developed by Myrto Arapinis' team used in election experiment

Reader in Computer Security Myrto Arapinis led a team to develop a self-tallying e-voting protocol, named E-cclesia, which is being implemented on the TEZOS blockchain in an international cross-university election experiment run by the Electis foundation.

SDP Course Trade Fair replaced by Online Showcase

Not even a global pandemic can stop the final of the System Design Project. This year the Trade Fair where third-year students usually exhibit their group projects has been swapped for an online showcase.

On-campus offer holder days cancelled

The University of Edinburgh is open, and the health and safety of staff, students and visitors remain its priority. Recognising the rapidly evolving impact of Covid-19, the difficult decision to cancel on-campus offer holder events have been taken.

SigInt Cyber Security Society's CTF Tournament a Resounding Success

Students from Edinburgh University Cyber Security Society (SigInt) hosted their first Capture the Flag competition which was a resounding success, bringing together over 60 undergraduate participants in 20 teams representing 8 Scottish universities.

RSE Honours Chair in Design Informatics in 2020 Fellowship List

Professor Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics based at the Bayes Centre, has been named a Fellow by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in their latest election.

Ex-Informatics Professor Wins CONCUR Test-of-Time Award

Colin Stirling, recently-retired professor at the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science, is a co-author of one of the winners of the Test-of-Time Award at this year's International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR).