School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Our Research

Today's research, tomorrow's world

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).

Our Research

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).

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Key research areas

Our research is organised around two main themes: artificial intelligence (including assistive technologies, brain-computer interfaces, computer games, evolutionary computation, human language technology and robotics) and communications (for example, future networks and optoelectronics).

It is complemented by our four thematic Research Centres and supported by our extensive range of research laboratories and facilities.

Our work with industry

Our staff have a wide range of research interests and we use these in our strong links with industry to work with organisations in a number of ways - from consultancy to PhD student sponsorships and knowledge transfer partnerships.