Research plays an important role in the life of the Department, and
members of the Department are well known internationally for their
ongoing contributions to the theory and practice of Computing. This
has consistently been recognised in research assessment exercises over a number of years.
Following a Grade 5 RAE rating in 2001, 75% of the Department's research activity was judged as 3* or 4* in the 2008 REF, rising to 97% in 2014 and 100% in 2021. This had consistently been among the highest proportion of world-leading or internationally excellent output of any CS department in the UK.
A summary of our research and its applications can be found in our research brochure.
Key Research Groups
Research is focused around four main research themes:
|Algorithms and Networks||Artificial Intelligence|
|Economics and Computation||Logical Methods in Computer Science|
There are a number of specialised research groups, many of which span the themes above:
|Algorithms, Complexity Theory and Optimisation||Algorithmic Game Theory|
|Knowledge Representation||Machine Learning|
|Networks and Distributed Computing||Robotics and Autonomous Systems|
Research is supported by a mixture of European, National, and industrial funding, providing a balanced portfolio of activity that feeds back into the teaching and other professional activities in the Department.