School of Computer Science and Mathematics
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Conducting rigorous research and nurturing talent
Students are at the heart of our enterprising School which is why our Mathematics undergraduate programmes were ranked within the top 5 Mathematics courses nationally (The Guardian’s University League Tables, 2019).
The School of Computer Science and Mathematics is also dedicated to producing research that has real-world application, boasting specialisms in immersive technologies, applications of artificial intelligence and data science.
The School of Computer Science and Mathematics has a strong track record of collaborating with others in the industry, having previously used our expertise to work with organisations such as the BBC, NHS, Panasonic, EPSRC and Thales amongst many others. The School also works with local, regional and national organisations through student placement, research, consultancy, short-course activity and has a number of active knowledge transfer partnerships.
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Our research specialisms include machine learning, mathematical biology and data science
Although our areas of expertise are diverse, ensuring our research has real-world application is a fundamental priority for all our work.
For example, in the latest research assessment (Research Excellence Framework 2014) we submitted to the Unit of Assessment 11, Computer Science and Informatics. 80% of our research impact within this unit was rated as being at international level.
Our commitment to producing high-impact research can be seen from our brain tumour research. As a result of this work, clinicians in Barcelona are using mathematics to see how quickly tumours have developed and how fast they might grow. Mathematics is also being used to indicate survival rates once the tumour has been removed. This work was funded by a Marie Cure Fellowship, the European Network of Excellence and was developed in collaborating with the Christie Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital.
Researchers from Mathematics have also been working with members from the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences. Working in collaboration, the researchers from these two areas examined performance analysis and performance intelligence in football games and in player rating models.
This work has had numerous benefits. It has been used, for example, to stratify players in terms of their non-contact injury risk. This helps inform coaches about what adjustments should be made to a player’s training regimen. The research has also provided better quantitative analysis of playing style. This information has then been used to improve tactical planning.
To enhance our research, the School works with local, regional and national industries through consultancy and knowledge transfer partnerships. Recently the School has collaborated with the University of Valencia, Whiston NHS Trust and Public Health England.
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Our specialities and research
Although Computer Science specialises in a variety of research areas, it is specifically interested in the following specialisms:
- Network and information security
- Networking and Distributed Systems
- Computer games technology
- Applied computing
- Critical infrastructure protection
Our academics have created an impressive publication output and have secured high levels of external funding, including €13.9 million European Union funding for our work with Aniketos, €2.6 million for our work with the What to do With the Wi-Fi Wild West (Wi-5) project and £40,000 for our Virtual Cloud-Based Cyber Security Training Platform (VIBRANT) project.
Our research community are also involved in various international research conferences, such as the IEEE and ACM conferences.
In the latest research assessment (Research Excellence Framework 2014) we submitted to the Unit of Assessment 11, Computer Science and Informatics. 80% of our research impact within this unit was rated as being at international level.
Computing at LJMU has a strong track record of collaborating with industry, having previously used our expertise to work with organisations such as the BBC, Panasonic, EPSRC and Thales. We also work with local, regional and national organisations through student placement, research, consultancy, short-course activity and knowledge transfer partnerships.