Research at the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences aims to promote and advance internationally leading research in a number of important areas including computer security, critical infrastructure protection, networked appliances, computer games, software engineering, neural computing and statistics. These key research areas are of great economic and social impacts, and involve many emerging research challenges requiring significant and long-term research efforts.
The School's research under each theme follows an experimental research ethos to developing principled techniques and tools for the design, modelling, analysis and management of networked computational software/data/media intensive systems. This includes research into mechanisms to narrow the gap between the theory and practice of emerging ICT, and facilitating their introduction in business environments via knowledge transfer. These have resulted in the following quality research outcomes:
- A high volume of refereed research articles published in international journals and conference proceedings, e.g. IEEE Transactions and International Conferences.
- A considerable amount of research funding from a number of national and international funding sources for research and development projects, including a large EU FP7 project with a total grant of around €10m.
- A healthy number of home and overseas research students, engaging in advanced research and development.
- Long-standing collaborations with many companies and institutions worldwide, including most EU countries, Australia, Canada, China, Japan and USA.
- Active participation and leading in international research activities, including invited keynote speeches at international conferences; memberships of advisory boards, standard bodies and councils; editorships and editorial board memberships of international journals; and organisation and chairing of major international conferences.
The quality of the above research activities is evidenced by the outcome of the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), which rated the School’s main research as world leading or internationally excellent.