Research plays an important role in the life of the Department, and members of the Department are well known internationally for their ongoing contributions to the theory and practice of Computing. This has consistently been recognised in the recent Research Assessment Exercises. Following a Grade 5 rating in 2001, 75% of the Department's research activity was judged as 3* or 4* in 2008, putting it among the top 10 Computer Science departments in the country. All three research groups also won a best paper prize at a major conference in 2008.
Key Research Groups
Research is focused around four areas:
|Agent Applications, Research and Technology|
|Complexity Theory and Algorithmics|
|Logic & Computation|
|Economics & Computation|
Research is supported by a mixture of European, National, and industrial funding, providing a balanced portfolio of activity that feeds back into the teaching and other professional activities in the Department.
|Departmental Technical Publication Series|
|Research seminar series|
|Information for those interested
in studying for a PhD
|Support for those currently studying for a PhD|
|An introduction to the Department's links with industry|