The School of Computer Science occupies a central position on the University’s Jubilee Campus, which is situated about a mile from University Park Campus. The prestigious, purpose-designed building includes the provision of the latest facilities for research into virtual reality and multimedia computing environments, as well as advanced teaching facilities and high-speed networking.
The school has been established within the University for more than 25 years. In the latest (2014) independent Research Excellence Framework, the school is ranked in the top ten Computer Science departments in the UK for ‘research power’ with 88% of our research considered of international level. The school also received the second highest rating in computer science in the UK for ‘research environment’ reflecting the School’s commitment to providing an international-class research environment for its staff and students. Its research structure centres around well-funded leading research groups, laboratories and institutes.
The school's research activity centres around the following research groups:
The school is involved in the following cross-disciplinary centres:
- Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) supports research that involves analysing large and complex data sets.
- Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) is a systems biology research centre focusing on the mathematical and computational modelling of plants.
- Horizon focuses on the role of 'always on, always with you' ubiquitous computing technology in the digital economy. Its aim is to investigate the technical developments needed if electronic information is to be controlled, managed and harnessed — for example, to develop new products and services for societal benefit.
- LANCS is an initiative spanning four universities with the strategic aim of strengthening and growing operational research in the UK.