School of Informatics


All the news from 2015.

Professor Vijayakumar awarded Tam Dalyell Prize 2015

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar has been awarded the University's Tam Dalyell Prize 2015 by the Principal, Professor Timothy O’Shea.

Informatics alumnus wins global final

Dr Grant Passmore’s company Aesthetic Integration has been announced winner of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge.

Edinburgh to conduct research on the NASA Valkyrie robot

NASA’s ground breaking humanoid robot, Valkyrie, will ‘join’ the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics early in 2016.

ICMI Ten-Year Technical Impact Award

Dr Jean Carletta has received a Ten-Year Technical Impact Award from the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Seattle, 9-13 November 2015.

British Library Labs Award

An interdisciplinary team including Dr Beatrice Alex, Dr Claire Grover and Professor Jon Oberlander has received an award in the research category of the British Library Labs Award 2015.

Professor Leonid Libkin elected to Academia Europaea

Professor Leonid Libkin, Professor of Foundations of Data Management, has been elected to Academia Europæa, an eminent organisation for European scholars.

Informatics Undergraduate Comes Runner Up in Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards 2015

Marija Pinkute, a final year MInf student, whose project is aimed at the automatic generation of Tweet messages for news articles, came second in the prestigious award.

The Harmonium Project

The University has partnered with the Edinburgh International Festival to open the August festivals in spectacular style.

Robotics experts join UK network

Edinburgh robotics experts are to join in an initiative that seeks to develop collaborations with industry and academia.

Dr Iain Murray Wins EUSA Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr Iain Murray on winning the 2015 Van Heyningen Award for Teaching in Science and Engineering.

Don Sannella Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Don Sannella of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Gordon Plotkin Receives EATCS Award 2014

Prof. Gordon Plotkin has been given the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award for "his lifetime contribution of a research corpus of exceptional depth and influence across a broad range of areas within theoretical computer science."

New Royal Society Industry Fellow, Taku Komura, to work with Disney Research

The Royal Society recently announced eight new fellowships aimed at strengthening links between academia and industry. 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.