Thirty five-year fellowships are available for talented researchers focused on data-driven innovation. Chancellor’s Fellows awards are aimed at early career academics who have already begun to establish a reputation in data sciences and artificial intelligence. The scheme is open for applications until Monday 12 March..
The first edition of Issue (email newsletter) is now available and included here for those who are not on our mailing list yet. This newsletter will keep you informed about the latest news from the Edinburgh Futures Institute – a bold new venture from the University of Edinburgh.
The Controversies in the Data Society is a new weekly seminar series aiming to stimulate debate on issues that will shape the future of ‘data-led’ innovation. Featuring researchers from across the University, it will run from 15 January to 26 March. Book through our Eventbrite channel at bit.ly/2rLH1jK.
A new seminar series hosted by the Centre for Research in Digital Education and the Edinburgh Futures Institute will examine the role of education and digital technology in developing notions of contemporary citizenship. The first seminar in this series is entitled ‘Schooling Data Citizens’ will take place on 9 February at 9.30am..
A roadshow that aims to collate stories and artefacts from the public to better understand how the NHS has changed over time is to take place in Edinburgh. The People’s History of the NHS event will take place on Monday 8 January at Edinburgh Central Library from 1-4pm..
On 23 November at the Innovation, Disruption and Collaboration event a distinguished panel will discuss how technological innovation has reshaped the financial landscape, placing efficiency, customer experience and ease of use centre stage..
How the weak can stand up to the strong is to be explored in an upcoming landmark talk. Professor JP Singh, director of the University’s Institute for International Cultural Relations (IICR), will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 1 November..
The deadline for submissions has been extended for artists, scientists and other experts to take part in an innovative conference exploring the power of images in the 21st Century. Hosted by the Edinburgh Futures Institute, the Latent Image Conference takes place on 18, 19 and 20 April at the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery and Informatics Forum..
The impact of artificial intelligence on professional workers is the focus of an event at the University this week (26 September). Professor Paolo Quattrone will be among the number of experts to speak at the AuditFutures salon event, Professionalism and AI. The thought-provoking session aims to inspire debate around the changing role of professions in a world of artificial intelligence..
A world-leader in international emergency management is to deliver a lecture at the University. The event – From Risk to Resilience: Practice Made Perfect? – will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 18 September 2017 in the Screening Room, 50 George Square. All are welcome to attend..
Students from across the University are in the finals for a global challenge that will shape the future of transportation in the UK. The HypED team undergraduates, drawn from Edinburgh College of Art, the Business School, Mathematics, Engineering, Law and Informatics, are the only UK team in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod II Competition final..
A cross-disciplinary research team has been awarded a £1.4M grant for an innovative research project to improve fire prevention in informal settlements. The three-year project, based in the UK and South Africa, will initially focus on settlements in the Cape Town area..
Edinburgh Futures Institute website has launched in support of the project's aim of transforming the old Royal Infirmary into an innovative research institute hosting. See who's involved and read about the project's vision and the history behind its location..