We have an international reputation for the outstanding quality of our research which is grouped into two themes: artificial intelligence and communications systems.
In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, more than two-thirds of our computer science research was classed as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014)..
With three research centres, our Institute for Analytics and Data Science, and six research groups, at Essex we carry out ground-breaking work in our specialist fields. Our research is interdisciplinary, with strong connections with other departments across the university, and is supported by our extensive range of research laboratories and facilities.
We actively encourage our research students to join one of our groups, giving them access to the latest work in their area of interest and helping foster a culture of collaborative research.
Our Centres and Institutes carry out interdisciplinary research across the university and the wider world, pushing the boundaries of specialist areas within computer science and engineering.
Academics in our department are members of at least one of our research groups, which reflect some of the key research themes in computer science and engineering across the world. We work together to bring new insights and expertise in to our research, creating solutions to some of the biggest technological problems of our time.