About us

The Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA) is a small but dynamic community of researchers interested in computer systems that can reproduce or complement human abilities, work with people, and support collaboration between humans.

We have an international track record in addressing real-world problems in healthcare, scientific collaboration, social computing, emergency systems, transportation, engineering, aerospace and others.

CISA is one of six research institutes within the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Contact us if you are interested in:

  • Human-like cognitive computing: systems that emulate human cognition in human-understandable ways
  • Intelligent collaborative systems: systems that collaborate with people and/or support collaboration among humans
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence: computational methods to describe emergence of meaning, theory and ontology change, creativity, mathematical proof.