School of Computer Science

About us

The School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham is a modern and dynamic place to work and study. We providing state-of-the-art facilities and undertake world leading research.
The Computer Science building is based in the centre of the picturesque Jubilee Campus. Just a short walk or 5 minute free bus from the renowned University Park Campus.

The historic city centre of Nottingham is no more than a few minutes' bus ride away.

We work hard to maintain a great relationship between our staff and students. We hold regular events such as Christmas parties and Chinese New Year buffets to help everyone in the school feel part of a community.

Research Groups in Computer Science


The space is a vibrant, multi-purpose facility for human-robot interaction research and supports three kinds of activity. Click the page to find out more.
The COL research group carries out multi-disciplinary research into mathematical models and algorithms for a variety of real-world optimisation problems under uncertainty.
The CVL performs basic and applied research in image manipulation, analysis and computer vision. Our goals are to develop novel and efficient techniques for the extraction of quantitative descriptions of viewed objects from a variety of images and image sequences, and to translate those techniques into high quality software tools that can be used to address real world problems.
The Visualization, Text Analytics, and Graphics Group (VisTAG) at the University of Nottingham conducts internationally leading research in the areas of visualization, computer graphics, and text analytics including information visualization, scientific visualization, visual analytics, natural language processing and information retrieval.
Horizon Digital Economy Research is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence for Digital Economy research.  Based within the School of Computer Science, Horizon is in it’s third iteration of EPSRC funding ‘Trusted Data Driven Products’.
Research within CybSec is focused upon formal and human-centric aspects of cyber security, with an interdisciplinary perspective that considers the intersection of security technology and those who use it
The aim of the FPL is to develop simple but powerful techniques for writing and reasoning about programs, by recognising and exploiting their underlying mathematical structure.
The IMA group has established itself as a unique brand in the UK for end-to-end data modelling and analysis. We are a highly inter-disciplinary research group focusing on the development of models and techniques for real-world and multifaceted problems in data analysis.
The Lab for Uncertainty in Data and Decision Making (LUCID) was founded in early 2016. It brings together a number of researchers with the purpose to advance our understanding of how to capture, model and reason with uncertain data. 
The impact of the School’s research is enhanced through 3 interdisciplinary centres. Please click the page for more information.
The MRL is a dedicated studio facility within The University of Nottingham where computer scientists, psychologists, sociologists, engineers, architects and artists collaborate to explore the potential of ubiquitous, mobile and mixed reality technologies to shape everyday life.





A brief history

The University’s first foray into the world of computing came in 1962 when the Cripps Computing Centre was founded. The first computing classes were taught in 1963 by Dr Eric Foxley of the Mathematics department. 1984 saw the beginnings of a detachment from Mathematics when the Computer Science Group moved into a row of three portacabins!

The Department of Computer Science then moved to the top floor of the iconic Tower Building in 1986. Once we had filled every inch of space which became available there we moved to the newly developed Jubilee Campus in September 1999.

Since then, we have continued to expand. The number of students we have has continued to grow. We have also seen the development of the Horizon Doctoral Training Centre and Digital Economy Institute along side us.


  • 24 hour access to expansive main computer lab and three smaller labs
  • Newly refurbished lab space (2018) with over a hundred powerful PCs running Windows and Linux
  • Extensive power points throughout the building for students to use their own devices
  • Onsite technical services group
  • WiFi available across Jubilee Campus
  • Ample study space for group work in labs and common areas. Private study areas are also available to students
  • Robotics Lab 

The School of Computer Science at the University’s China Campus (UNNC)

The School of Computer Science at the University’s China Campus (UNNC) offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate computer science programmes. Supported by major research grants, the School of Computer Science at UNNC is developing strong research in areas including Big Data and Visual Analytics, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Implementation and Testing, and their applications in Manufacturing, Transport, Healthcare and others. Computer Science at UNNC is a designated strategic area for growth in the University’s Strategic Plan and recruits among top 5% students from China national “Gaokao” examination. More details can be found at



 Community and Society
Picture showing the 2019/20 mentors in a group inside the computer science building


From the CS Mentor Scheme put in place to help new students get to grips with their first year, to our esteemed societies: CompSoc and HackSoc, our students and staff are continually working together to create a friendly, supportive learning environment.


We have an outreach presence in the community too. A number of our staff and students are involved with Code Club and visit schools to spread the good word of computing! We also welcome schools to visit the department as well as holding events such as Ada Lovelace day, a celebration of women in S.T.E.M. 

School of Computer Science

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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