Computing and Technology maintains a highly active research profile. This enables many final year students to engage directly with research projects when undertaking their final year project and it enables staff to bring examples of interesting research questions and novel technology into their teaching, particularly in final year modules.
We are very proud to have achieved 80% world-leading or internationally excellent research impact (REF 2014).
We have received funding for research from a range of sources including the Technology Strategy Board, the EPSRC, the US Department of Homeland Security, the EU (Framework 7) and the East Midlands Development Agency. Government funding in the form of several Knowledge Transfer Partnerships has also been received for projects with local businesses.
Most research is carried out within the following four groups:
- The Interactive Systems Research Group (ISRG), led by Prof David Brown, uses computer games in therapy and education. The group also researches into accessibility and location based services for social inclusion.
- The Network Infrastructures & Emerging Technologies (NIET), led by Dr Evtim Peytchev, considers computer network related topics, e.g. wireless and mobile computing, mathematical modelling and simulation, web services and network security.
- The Computational Intelligence and Applications Research Group (CIA), involving Dr Ahmad Lotfi, uses methods from the field of computational intelligence, such as artificial neural networks, evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence to solve real-world problems from science and engineering.
- The Imaging Science Research Group, led by Prof Paul Evans, develops novel vision systems and 3D image sensor packages for visual inspection, the extraction of coordinate data and materials discrimination information.
More information about the research groups can be found on the links above. For more information about PhD opportunities please visit the School research home page.