Research in the School of Computing, Informatics and Media takes a prime position in the life of the school, with the majority of academic staff having contracts that include research.
There is a strong spirit of innovation in the school due to the long experience of leading-edge research in both core computer science and in collaborative interdisciplinary work at the boundaries between computing and application areas that are also dynamic research fields within the University.
Notable strengths include:
The school has extensive national and international collaborations, having participated in European projects under all of the Framework programmes, and this continues. There are currently large European collaborative projects in the areas of image manipulation, digital media and network performance engineering.
There is a healthy and growing programme of collaborative work with industry, much of it research based. This is managed through the dedicated Working Academy, which has also generated its own funding and is notable for housing a state-of-the-art motion capture system.
Full-time support is offered to all research active staff and students by the Research Administrator and 10 specialist staff in Technical Support.