The Digital Technologies theme brings together researchers in computer science and engineering with a diverse range of specialisms and experience.

Our vision is to carry out leading-edge applied computer science research with a high industrial and societal impact. We bring novel technology, theoretical innovation and scientific rigour to bear on tough and demanding real-world problems.

We have four main research groups, each of which serves as a focus for academic research and international collaboration, as well as the recently launched Centre for Smart Data Technologies.

Our research has been successfully applied across a broad range of industrial and societal areas including engineering, medicine, aerospace, telecommunications, transport, journalism, and heritage. We are always keen to extend our collaboration with industrial partners, which include leading multinational companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises.

Research Groups:

  1. Computational Intelligence

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    The Computational Intelligence research group has a primary focus in the three related areas of evolutionary algorithms, data mining, probabilistic modelling, and parallel computing.

  2. Smart Information Systems

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    The SIS group develops innovative digital technologies for building and applying intelligent information systems for real-world problems.

  3. Wireless and Video Communications

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    The WVC group researches video coding, streaming and content delivery optimisation to support future and emerging video applications

  4. Socio-Technical Systems

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    Socio-Technical Systems brings together applied research interests that have a common focus on users and their requirements.

Centres:

  1. Centre for Smart Data Technologies

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    The Centre for Smart Data Technologies aims to bring the benefits of analysing and mining vast quantities of data to industry, particularly the oil and gas sector.