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[10/04/2022] Professor Elham Kashefi was appointed a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

[08/04/2024] It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the passing of our highly respected colleague, Ross Anderson. 

[13/03/2024] School of Informatics scientists have discovered how honeybees can decipher dances by their hive mates that relay directions to food. The findings reveal how, in the complete darkness of the hive, each bee uses its antennae to help interpret the information communicated through the dances.

[11/03/2024] Quantum Week Scotland will take place in Edinburgh between 15th and 19th April, comprising three major events: Quantum Computing Academic Industry Meeting day (AIMDay®), Quantum Computing Theory in Practice (QCTiP) workshop and the Quantum Software Lab’s first-anniversary celebration.

[08/03/2024] The School of Informatics is committed to improving gender equity. From Professor Helen Hastie, our Head of School, through to inspirational academics and members of staff in various roles, to research and taught students, women among us are all great ambassadors to the School. To encourage our staff and students to foster and advance women’s achievements, we asked them to tell us about women who inspire them, and why.

[12/02/2024] Ebtehal Alotaibi, an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics PhD student at the School of Informatics is on a mission to increase trust in autonomous vehicles since losing her aunt in a car accident caused by driver error. As founder of startup Pixconvey, she will trial a system which if successful will allow students at the University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings campus to order takeaway food delivered by robot.

[11/02/2024] On the 11th of February, we celebrate the vast contribution that women and girls have made to the scientific world. Although Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to national economies, so far, most countries, no matter their level of development, have not achieved gender equality in STEM.

[06/02/2024] Researchers from the School of Informatics will be involved in nearly half of the newly announced AI Hubs, further cementing the School’s place as a driving force in the development of AI in the UK.

[23/01/2024] Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has visited the School of Informatics for the conclusion of the celebrations of 60 years of computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) research at Edinburgh.

[16/01/2024] Six colleagues from the School of Informatics were recognised at an event held in dedication of staff who have been with the University for 25 years or more.

[14/01/2024] Ava Khamseh and Heather Yorston, academics at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics both recently completed 3-week intensive teaching periods at the UNESCO African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).

[08/01/2024] Professor Ram Ramamoorthy and colleagues from UKRI TAS programme explore the challenges of specifying what trust for autonomous systems means in a recent article published in the Communications of the ACM.