Research in the Department of Computing

Research in the Department of Computing

The Department of Computing currently caries out research that can be categorised by four themes of excellence: People and Technology; Information, Systems and Organisations; Intelligent and Autonomous Technologies and the Digital Economy.

Under these broad themes, researchers in the Department are active in a number of areas of theoretical and applied computer science and informatics including:

Research staff and students

The Department has 34 post-graduate research students and 17 staff with significant responsibility for research including two professors and two readers.

  • Simon Andrews is Professor of Conceptual Structures in Computer Science and is the department’s research lead.
  • Chris Roast is Reader in Human-Computer Interaction and is the department’s knowledge exchange lead.
  • Alessandro Di-Nuovo is Professor of Machine Intelligence and is the leader of technological and digital innovations for independent lives for the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.
  • Simon Polovina is Reader in Business Computing and is co-chair of the Global University Alliance that partners with LEADing Practice, the Leading Enterprise Architecture Development practitioner community.

External funding

The Department of Computing has a strong track record of external research funding. It has secured over £3m of external grants since 2014, undertaking applied, collaborative and inter-disciplinary projects in areas including health, business enterprise, education, games and security.

Contact us

To discuss the department's research, email Simon Andrews at

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