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:
- Ad-hoc and sensor networks
- Machine intelligence
- Conceptual structures
- Games and Virtual Reality
- Cybersecurity & Edge System Protection
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.
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.
To discuss the department's research, email Simon Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.