The School of Computer Science occupies a central position on the University’s Jubilee Campus, which is situated about a mile from University Park Campus. The prestigious, purpose-designed building includes the provision of the latest facilities for research into virtual reality and multimedia computing environments, as well as advanced teaching facilities and high-speed networking.
The school has been established within the University for more than 25 years. The school continues to be research-led and was ranked in the top 10 per cent of UK institutions in the 2008 independent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). All the research activity in the school was considered of international quality, with 80 per cent of it rated as world class/internationally leading. Its research structure centres around
well-funded leading research groups, laboratories and institutes.
The school's research activity centres around the following research groups:
Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning
Computer Vision Laboratory
Functional Programming Laboratory
Intelligent Modelling and Analysis
Mixed Reality Laboratory
The school is involved in the following cross-disciplinary centres:
Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) supports research that involves analysing large and complex data sets.
Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) is a systems biology research centre focusing on the mathematical and computational modelling of plants.
Horizon focuses on the role of 'always on, always with you' ubiquitous computing technology in the digital economy. Its aim is to investigate the technical developments needed if electronic information is to be controlled, managed and harnessed — for example, to develop new products and services for societal benefit.
LANCS is an initiative spanning four universities with the strategic aim of strengthening and growing operational research in the UK.
The school occupies a central position on the Jubilee Campus in a prestigious, purpose-designed building, providing the latest facilities for research into virtual reality and multimedia computing environments
The school ranked in the top 10 per cent in 2008 RAE. All the research activity was considered of international quality, with 80 per cent rated as world class/internationally leading.