School of Computer Science

Research in the School of Computer Science

Our research covers a diverse range of interdisciplinary areas, informs our teaching and has strong links with industry.   


REF Results 2021

REF 2021 saw the School’s Research Environment classed as 100% ‘world leading’ and ranked #1 in the UK, with 97% of its research outputs considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and the percentage awarded the highest 4* rating almost doubling since the previous (2014) exercise. Indeed, all of the School’s assessment scores increased over REF2014 values. Overall, the School of Computer Science was ranked 17th in the UK on output Grade Point Average and 19th on Research Power. The School maintains a position in the upper quartile of the UoA  and is firmly established as a national and international centre for excellence in Computer Science research.


Research groups

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Responsible Digital Futures


The impact of our research


COP26: the aerospace algorithms making our skies cleaner

The aerospace algorithms making our skies cleaner

Safe space

Safe space

How digital experiences can affect the wellbeing of young people

Open Source Software

Open Source Software

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Science impact studies


Quantum leap

A quantum leap for brain imaging

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Long live the tomato

Long live the tomato

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Community pharmacist

How community pharmacists are protecting millions across the globe

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Collaborative research in the School of Computer Science 

We have produced the Collaborative research in the School of Computer Science: Making a difference brochure to showcase the various ways the school has worked in partnership with industry, featuring case studies and information from across all research groups. 

Join our future research leaders

World-class talent, working in multidisciplinary teams and with inspiring leaders, are at the heart of capturing new ideas and translating these into world-changing solutions.

As a research-led institution, the University of Nottingham recognises the value and contribution of early career researchers in delivering its ambitious, high-quality research vision. In order to enhance this vital aspect of our research network we will recruit 100 Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellows by the end of 2020.

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Contact us

The Research Administration and Support Team for the School of Computer Science can be contacted at for general queries about our research.

School of Computer Science

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

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