Education Panel Session
SICSA Education focuses on understanding issues encountered within the field of Computing Education on a national level, enhancing collaboration across the core activities of undergraduate and postgraduate provision; representing common interests to government, to employer, professional and practitioner organisations; and to the wider education sectors.
The Education Session at this year’s conference will open with a keynote talk from Professor Sally Fincher, Professor of Computing Education in the School of Computing at the University of Kent. Her talk will be followed by a full panel discussion comprised of Professor Fincher, the SICSA Director of Education and the SICSA Education Champions.
Our SICSA Education Champions currently represent nine institutions across Scotland, with the aim to:
- Scope out events and activities that can promote and complement existing efforts within individual institutions;
- Raise awareness of activities within institutions which may interest the wider SICSA Education community (e.g. professorial lectures, learning and teaching conferences, upcoming studies, …);
- Promote SICSA Education activities within institutions to ensure we are reaching the right audience.
Our panellists for the session are:
Dr Mireilla Bikanga Ada, University of Glasgow
Dr Rachel Menzies, University of Dundee
Tiffany Young, Robert Gordon University
Dr Debbie Meharg, Edinburgh Napier University
Dr Mark Zarb, Robert Gordon University
PhD Lightning Talks
The SICSA Graduate Academy is an integral part of our community. All doctoral students in Computer Science and Informatics are part of the Graduate Academy.
By bringing together academics from across Universities in Scotland, SICSA has created one of the largest top-quality research clusters in Computing Science in the world. They are spread among all our Research Themes, representing key clusters of expertise within our member universities. In their breadth across the entire field of Computer Science and the depth represented by being on the cutting-edge of the field, the Graduate Academy is a key resource. We span deep Theory to novel applications, in Human-Computer Interaction and Cyber-Physical Systems, from Systems and Networking to newer areas like Data Science, and incorporating ever-topical areas like Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.
The future of SICSA lies with its researchers, particularly our graduate and early career researchers.
We are fortunate to have an extremely productive cohort of doctoral researchers, working in a breadth of different areas at the forefront of international research. Come hear excellent exemplars of graduate research across SICSA, from the shortlisted candidates for the SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation.
The shortlisted candidates for the SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation are:
Charalampos Kyfonidis, University of Strathclyde
Chris Cummins, University of Edinburgh
Gözel Shakeri, University of Glasgow
Hui Shyong Yeo, University of St Andrews
Rory Duthie, University of Dundee
The SICSA Conference Committee would like to say a huge Thank You to our academic colleagues throughout our institutions for participating in the review process for the SICSA Best PhD Thesis Competition. Your time and input are greatly appreciated.
- Dr Deepayan Bhowmik, University of Stirling
- Dr Christian Dondrup, Heriot-Watt University
- Prof Sally Smith, Edinburgh Napier University
- Prof Karen Renaud, Abertay University
- Prof Phil Trinder, University of Glasgow
- Dr Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow
- Prof Subramanian Ramamoorthy, University of Edinburgh
- Prof Helen Hastie, Heriot-Watt University
- Dr Mary Ellen Foster, University of Glasgow
- Prof Wim Vanderbauhede, University of Glasgow
- Dr Lilia Georgieva, Heriot-Watt University
- Prof Emma Hart. Edinburgh Napier University