The department’s research aim is to continue developing its research culture, capacity and international reputation. Its commitment is on engaging in knowledge generation, applicable research and enhanced societal impact activities. Expertise is housed in a research centre and a visual computing lab and it is primarily focused around augmented and virtual reality, disruptive technologies, complex systems, data analytics and visualisation. Lately, the departments of Biology, Computer Science and Geography have launched a joint interdisciplinary STEM research centre.

Outcomes and activities of our research work is captured in:

Academics, post-doctoral and PhD researchers have access to cutting-edge facilities including state-of-the-art software (SAS, Matlab, Unity, etc) and hardware (high-end servers, robots, transparent touchscreens, Hololens, VIVEs and the first 4K CAVE installed in a UK academic institution).

The department has also an established community of PhD students undertaking research in different areas of computer science. We operate under a University research governance and ethics framework.

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