The Department of Computer Science has a vibrant team of research workers including: lecturing staff, research staff, and research students. The research of the Department is organised within research groups. All groups investigate and develop techniques and applications of intelligent systems where we actively encourage close inter-group working, giving a high degree of coherence to the Department's research.
The Advanced Reasoning Group is well known for its ground-breaking work on automated diagnosis and failure analysis, and its invention of fuzzy-rough techniques for knowledge model formulation and simplification.
The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Group conducts research in areas such as data analysis of large scale biological data, formalisation of biological data, biomedical informatics, genetics, pharmacogenomics and systems biology.
The Intelligent Robotics Group is one of the largest and best-known robotics groups in the UK, and is involved in both national and international research consortia from novel computational models to space missions to Mars. It focuses on both software and hardware issues that are key to "unconstrained environments''.
Vision, Graphics and Visualisation Group The focus of the group is on: (medical) image analysis and understanding; extraction of the structure of complex objects; appearance-based methods to provide mobile robots with various capabilities including topological mapping and pose stabilisation; analysis of multi-spectral satellite data for environmental purposes.