All the news from 2016.
Principal’s Teaching Award
Dr Areti Manataki and colleagues from Moray House and Information Services have won an award for their project, Exploring flexible modes of online education.
Cyber Security Christmas Lectures
We warmly invite local schools to join us for this year’s Cyber Security Christmas Lectures, 15 December 2016.
Enhancing Assembly Rooms' green credentials
The Enhance research project will help Edinburgh's historic Assembly Rooms to reduce their energy usage.
Postgraduate prize winners 2016
Congratulations to those outstanding MSc students awarded School prizes after our winter graduation ceremony.
Alexa prize bid for talking robot
A team of Edinburgh Informatics PhD students has been chosen by Amazon to compete for an inaugural $1.5M prize.
Congratulations to the outstanding students awarded School prizes for their work last year.
World software challenge award
Dr Giulio Caravagna and colleagues won Silver at the 10th Open Source Software (OSS) World Challenge.
RSE Christmas Lecture event
Dr Maurice Fallon will be part of a panel discussing Robots and Rockets, Saturday 26 November.
Built it, broke it, fixed it!
Final year undergraduate Thomas Kerber has come second in the international security programming contest, ‘Build it, Break it, Fix it.'
Cyber Challenge winners
Emilia Bogdanova, Joshua Green, Paul Sinclair and Dylan Ashcroft have won the Scottish University Cyber Challenge.
Industrial engagement event
Exclusive to the EPSRC CDT in Pervasive Parallelism & CDT HiPEDS.
Postgraduate Open Day: 16 Nov 2016
Potential MSc, MPhil and PhD Informatics students are warmly invited to come along and find out more about us.
MICRO Hall of Fame
Dr Boris Grot has been inducted into the MICRO Hall of Fame.
Athena SWAN Silver Award 2016
The School of Informatics has achieved its second Athena SWAN Silver Award for supporting women in science.
Data Science Research Day 2016
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Science is holding its annual research day today.
Best ECCB 2016 Paper
PhD student Andreas Kapourani won best paper at the prestigious European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB).
Alumnus gains £1m investment
Grant Passmore’s company Aesthetic Integration has attracted funding backed by Google's Chief Business Officer.
ACM SIGPLAN Award
Professor Philip Wadler has won the ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award 2016.
Congratulations Ronan Turner
Ronan Turner has been Highly Commended in The Undergraduate Awards.
New Assistant Principal for Data Technology
Jon Oberlander, our Professor of Epistemics, has been appointed Assistant Principal for Data Technology.
NASA robotics lectures
Dr Rob Ambrose, Principal Technologist for NASA’s Game Changing Development Program, will deliver two lectures in the Informatics Forum, 27 September 2016.
University open days
Book now to attend.
Principal’s Medal for Colin Adams
In November, the alumnus will receive the University’s highest honour for his significant contribution as our Director of Commercialisation.
Cross-CDT student workshop
Postgraduate students of statistics and machine learning from across the UK are meeting in Edinburgh, 30-31 August 2016.
Design Informatics at the Festival
Work by Design Informatics is showcased at the new Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival, 4-28 August 2016.
EU award for Bonseyes
Dr Amos Storkey and Professor Mike O’Boyle have been awarded €680,876 from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme.
Areti scoops Outreach Prize
Senior Researcher and MSc/PhD alumna Dr Areti Manataki has won a coveted Head of College Prize.
British Logic Colloquium 2016
This year’s British Logic Colloquium (BLC) will be held here in the Informatics Forum.
Quiz a Whiz with the RSE
Professor of Robotics Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE discusses his research in the latest video from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Sutton Trust summer school
S5/Year 12 pupils experience life as an Informatics student.
Sethu joins Robot Wars
Robotics expert Professor Sethu Vijayakumar debuts as a judge in the new TV series.
Sorcha's soapbox for science
Research postgraduate Sorcha Gilroy will speak at Edinburgh’s first Soapbox Science event.
Music Informatics and Cognition
PhD student Andrew McLeod is organising the first UK Music Informatics and Cognition (MIC) workshop of its kind.
Compucast podcasts are back!
Hugh Leather has relaunched Compucast: podcasts by computer scientists for computer scientists.
Stanford Bing study visit
Building trust in autonomy has been the focus of a month-long programme of lectures and research, organised for 16 Stanford students.
Building links with Peking
Four Peking University students join us, 6 July-30 August 2016.
Gregor McCreadie has won a digital strategy internship in Boston, 11 June-19 August 2016
Google PhD Fellow
Martino Sorbaro Sindaci has been awarded a 2016 Google European PhD Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience.
Summer 2016 prizewinners
Congratulations to those outstanding students awarded School prizes after our summer graduation ceremony.
INSPIRE summer school
Our first INSPIRE summer school for S4/Year 11 girls takes place 4-6 July 2016.
Informing the EU debate
Cutting-edge techniques developed in Informatics are being used to gauge public opinion on the EU referendum.
Principal's statement on EU referendum result
“No change for existing and future EU students arriving in 2016/17 and 2017/18.”
Undergraduate open days 2016
Come and see our School and University for yourself.
Sandy’s little robot is a winner
Enterprising PhD student Sandy Enoch has scooped several awards for Marty, a robot that children can build and programme for themselves.
Edinburgh Award recipients 2016
Congratulations to 23 students in the School of Informatics who completed an Edinburgh Award this year.
Valentino Braitenberg winner
Professor Emeritus David Willshaw has been awarded the Valentino Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience.
Design workshops for children
Wanted: games designers aged 6-14 years, Saturday and/or Sunday 4-5 June 2016.
SIGMOD Test of Time Award
A paper by Professor Peter Buneman, Dr Adriane Chapman, and Dr James Cheney has won the 2016 ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award.
Talks by Professor Andrew Blake
Informatics alumnus, Professor Andrew Blake, Director of the Alan Turing Institute, will give two presentations at King’s Buildings, Friday 27 May 2016.
€1.9m funding for Skye project
Dr James Cheney has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.
Professor Mirella Lapata has received five years’ funding for her project, TransModal: Translating from Multiple Modalities into Text.
EPSRC Fellowship is MAGIC
Professor Leonid Libkin has been awarded a £1.14M EPSRC Fellowship.
Valkyrie press coverage
Our NASA humanoid robot has made headlines.
'3DT and Friends' Presentation Day
Our three EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) will co-host a presentation day, Thursday 26 May 2016.
Scotland and Estonia: building digital services
Estonian Ambassador Lauri Bambus will visit the University, 26 April 2016, to discuss digital success.
Nominated for EUSA Teaching Awards
Congratulations to staff and students nominated for this year's EUSA Teaching Awards.
Student engagement with industry
Examples from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism
Informatics 'Summer of Code'
Undergraduates are being offered an informal opportunity to improve their coding skills this summer.
Lecturer/Reader in Computing Systems Architecture
Application deadline 2 May 2016
Alumnus awarded Lovelace Medal
Professor Andrew Blake has won the 2016 BCS Lovelace Medal, the top award in computing in the UK.
Dr Goldwater wins BCS Award
Sharon Goldwater has won the BCS Roger Needham award for outstanding work in computational linguistics.
Science Festival 2016
Informatics staff and students are involved in a number of events, 26 March–10 April.
Jon Oberlander FRSE
Informatics Professor Jon Oberlander has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Chancellor's Fellow in Human-Like Computing/Software Engineering
Closing date: 11 April 2016
Now recruiting Lecturers/Readers
Application deadlines from 18 March 2016
Data and the Future City
Research by the Schools of Informatics and Engineering will inspire an evening of new writing at the Traverse Theatre.
Smart Data Hack highlighted
The hackathon has been showcased in Teaching Matters and the ILW Awards.
Live at launch of BBC micro:bit
Staff and students from Edinburgh Centre for Robotics will take part in the launch of BBC micro:bit, 24 February 2016.
BCS highly commended dissertation 2015
Congratulations to Domagoj Vrgoc, whose dissertation was highly commended in the BCS Distinguished Dissertation Competition 2015.
New funding for UK and EU masters
The University of Edinburgh has announced new funding for UK and EU masters students who are starting their studies in 2016/17.
Big Edinburgh data: California Bay Area meetup
Tech-centric Informatics alumni are warmly invited to a networking event, 14 March 2016.
Understanding privacy concerns
Social media users want and need more control over the visibility of their private profile information such as phone numbers in communication apps, according to a recent study.
Alumnus wins GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Over half a million tried but Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics graduate David McBryan is one of only three people who came close to solving the brain teaser.
Donor-funded small project grants of up to £5,000 are available to students and staff to support innovations in teaching, research and student life.
Postgraduates! Don't miss Synergising Non-Aligned Centres of Knowledge (SNACK) Club, 6pm Friday 12 February 2016.
Public debate: How robotics will reshape our lives
Thursday 4 February 2016, Informatics Forum
Collaboration with Honda Research Institute Europe
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics has signed a contract with Honda Research Institute Europe to fund a PhD studentship in learning control and manipulation using tactile information
CDT open days Spring 2016
Our EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are inviting prospective research students to come and meet them, in person or online.
Professor Fisher in the spotlight
This month’s University Staff Spotlight features Informatics’ own Professor Robert Fisher.
‘Wee ARCHIE’ supercomputer comes to visit
Members of the School of Informatics are being given an exclusive opportunity to see digital dinosaurs put bite-sized supercomputer ‘Wee ARCHIE’ through its paces.
Automation of mathematical reasoning processes
A team of researchers from Edinburgh, Heriot Watt and Goldsmiths College London has been awarded over £1.6m to continue their work on the integration and interaction of multiple mathematical reasoning processes.
Alan Turing Institute appoints Professor Chris Williams as a Director
Professor Christopher Williams is one of five senior academics appointed as University Liaison Directors by the Alan Turing Institute.
Innovative Learning Week 2016
The University’s programme for Innovative Learning Week, 15-19 February 2016, includes a series of exciting events from Informatics.