Data and Complex Systems Research Centre

Director: Prof Nik Bessis

Deputy Director: Dr Yannis Korkontzelos

The research centre has been formed to support the development of an environment of international excellence in the areas of computer and data science with a particular emphasis on data analytics, data representation and visualisation; interoperable and interconnected distributed technologies and smart infrastructures; AI and robotics, future internet, cloud computing, IoTs and other disruptive services and technologies. The research centre is structured into three high-level themes: Modelling, Analysis and Visualisation.


The theme currently focuses on, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Areas Members
Data Modelling
Multi-Agent Systems
Software/ Network Modelling
Cognitive Processes
Human Interactions
Social Processes
Smart Cities
Dr Junyuan Wang (Theme Leader)
Professor Ella Pereira
Dr Mark Liptrott
Dr Peter Matthew


The theme aims to promote and shape research relevant to data collection, transfer, storage and processing. It focusses on developing application-driven methods, algorithms and protocols that enable efficient data transfer and curation.

Areas Members
Big Data, Smart Environments
FI, Internet of Things and Disruptive Technologies
Social Media, Graphs and Sensing
Cloud Computing, Systems Automation
Text & Data Mining / Natural Language Processing
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
Mobile Healthcare and Smart Medical Devices
Mobile Technologies and Applications
Dr Yannis Korkontzelos (Theme Leader)
Professor Nik Bessis
Dr Marcello Trovati


The theme currently focuses on, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Areas Members
Big-Data Visualisation
CCTV Surveillance
Facial Expression and Emotion Recognition
Human-Robot and Human Computer Interaction
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Agent-Based Modelling on GPU
Dr Ardhendu Behera (Theme Leader)
Dr Peter Vangorp
Dr Huaizhong Zhang

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