Liverpool digital

Liverpool digital is at the heart of our research revolution.

At the University of Liverpool we are harnessing the digital revolution to take on some of the world’s greatest challenges.

From the sciences to the humanities, our research and education draws on the collision of data, connectivity, computing power, automation, virtual reality and analytics to create knowledge and innovation at scale.

Whether it is supporting surgical planning with Virtual Reality or encoding ethics into robots, the breadth of our expertise positions us to challenge orthodoxy and spark innovation.‎ Our enabling approach to industrial partnerships helps us to quickly move from discovery to transformation.

Ours is a holistic approach. We understand the transformative potential of digital but also its societal, cultural and economic impact.

Find out more about our Digital research theme in the video below.

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Research activities

new big data centre

Partnership with Intel and US Supercomputer

The University’s Department of Computer Science is partnering in a Big Data Centre (BDC) launched by the US Department of Energy and US technology giant, Intel.

STRIVE project logo

STRIVE project

The Virtual Engineering Centre, as part of the University is a partner in the STRIVE project, aiming to create a new ‘digital’ supply chain for the UK automotive sector.

Tracing convicts

Tracing the lives of British and Australian convicts

This collaborative project, bringing together genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets, will make it possible for people to trace the records of London convicts from 1787 up to the 1920s.

The Liverpool Advantage - facilities and partnerships

Virtual Engineering Centre

Knowledge Centres and facilities

Centres and facilities such as the Virtual Engineering Centre, Sensor City, the Materials Innovation Factory  and Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Science support and strengthen our digital innovation.

Materials Innovation Factory


Through our partnerships with organisations including HartreeUnileverAlder Hey, LCR4.0 and National Nuclear Laboratories, we are able to create real impact.

digital innovators

Digital Innovators

Our postgraduate and CPD courses such as Big Data and High Performance Computing MSc and Advanced Transdisciplinary Design MSc are developing the next generation of digital innovators.

Meet some of our leading academics in digital research:

Professor Simon Maskell

Professor Simon Maskell

Professor of Big Data

Professor Michael Fisher

Professor Michael Fisher

Professor of Autonomous Systems

Prof Simeon Yates

Professor Simeon Yates

Director of Institute of Cultural Capital

Professor Katie Atkinson

Professor Katie Atkinson

Chair and Dean of School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science

Professor Eann Patterson

Professor Eann Patterson

AA Griffith Chair of Structural Materials and Mechanics

Professor Ke Chen

Professor Ke Chen

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Barry Godfrey

Professor Barry Godfrey

Professor of Social Justice

Professor Claire Taylor

Professor Claire Taylor

Professor in Hispanic Studies

Professor Andy Jones

Professor Andy Jones

Professor of Bioinformatics

Paul Watry

Professor Paul Watry

Professor, Psychological Sciences

Alan Marshall

Professor Alan Marshall

Head of Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics