Digital technologies impact all areas of modern life.
At IDEAS, researchers in our Digital Technologies theme
work at the leading edge of research in software and electronics.
A key principle of our research is social relevance and much of our work brings benefit to science, industry and the wider public.
This group conducts research on knowledge modelling, discovery and acquisition. Their innovative techniques have found application in product design and decision-support including tablet formulation, non-destructive testing, textual data mining and satellite fault detection.
This research group has a primary focus in four related areas: evolutionary algorithms; probabilistic modelling; parallel computing and neural networks. Applications to real-world problems include medical treatment design and optimisation; concurrent mining of neuro-oncological data from multiple clinical centres; domiciliary care scheduling and walking robots.
This group focuses on the research and development of techniques for solving and optimising the solution of complex combinatorial problems. Constraint technologies are used to find (optimal) solutions to a wide range of challenging industrial problems.
This group focuses on imaging, graphics, visualisation, video communications, cognitive & performance modelling and user interaction. Applications include user & performance modelling, facial animation & face recognition, augmented & hybrid virtual reality in clinical applications, telemedicine, human errors & systems failure audit.
This centre conducts research and development work around the technology of imaging and communication including video compression, software and hardware architectures and high-performance digital communications.
The information systems research group has a technology transfer focus that adds a new business-oriented view to existing information retrieval and systems expertise and bridges the gaps with other research groups. The group has two main themes: business information systems and learning technologies.
The Digital Technologies theme is part of two leading research partnerships: the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance and the Northern Research Partnership.