Computer Science and Informatics
The subject area is centred around the Computing and Informatics Research Centre and the five Research Groups that sit underneath it.
Research Contact: Dr Colin Wilmott
The Computer Science and Informatics Subject Area provides researchers with an exciting environment for undertaking high-quality, interdisciplinary work. We provide expertise in advanced computer science topics to partners from both academia and industry. Members of the research team continue to apply computationally intelligent methods and techniques to real-world applications that can make a difference to lives and society.
Groups and Centres
The Computing and Informatics Subject Area's research activity is centred around the Computing and Informatics Research Centre.
The Centre is comprised of five research groups:
- The Interactive Systems research group focuses on the development of new technologies for the cognitive and physical rehabilitation of users within the real world. This is a multi-disciplinary endeavour bringing together researchers and clinicians in virtual environments, games based learning, assistive technologies, location based services, mobile applications, robotics, health psychology and contemporary media.
- The Network Infrastructures and Cyber-Security research group aims to investigate communication technologies which can impact and have tangible benefits to society. Specifically, the research group focuses on the network technologies and infrastructures that underpin today's connected world.
- The Computational Intelligence and Applications research team continue to apply computationally intelligent methods and techniques to real-world applications that can make a difference to lives and society. Research activities within the group addresses a number of problem domains and real-world applications.
- The Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics group is dedicated to research into computational intelligence, taking inspiration from biology, psychology, medicine and neuroscience. The work of the Centre is directed at achieving a greater understanding of how the biological brain processes information, particularly sensory information.
- The Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science group is dedicated to research in abstract and mathematical aspects of classical and quantum computing. Research is conducted in programming languages with specific interests in functional programming, formal semantics, type systems, program transformation, and the design and implementation of programming languages.
The following Impact Case Studies are linked to this subject area: