Digital research

Digital

Our research in Digital is enabling the transformation of society and industry through the generation, communication and processing of data.

We are tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges and helping to deliver better health, social justice and industrial competitiveness.

Our digital expertise underpins discovery and applications across the sciences and humanities at the University, by improving research and analysis techniques and broadening research and innovation possibilities.

Research activities

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms

Developing future leaders equipped with essential skills and producing high-performance solutions for forward-thinking businesses.

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Big ideas from Big Data

Scientists are learning how to collate and use huge volumes of public and commercial data for positive social outcomes.

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AI in law

Our experts are harnessing a more human side to artificial intelligence to support decision making in justice, e-democracy and policy making.

A mobile robot chemist

Our scientists have developed a fully autonomous mobile robot to assist them in their research. Watch the video below to discover more and see the robot at work.

Credit: Nature video

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Facilities and partnerships

Virtual Engineering Centre

Virtual Engineering Centre

The Centre provides innovative solutions for real-world industry problems.

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Digital Innovation Facility

Concentrating on areas of research in robotics, distributed simulation and immersive visualisation to enable collaborative R&D and support businesses.

Robotic arm in a lab in the Materials Innovation Factory

Materials Innovation Factory

Accelerating materials discovery through collocation of industry and academia, and the use of robotics and high-performing computing.

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.

Materials Innovation Factory

Partnerships

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

Meet some of our leading academics in digital research:

Professor Katie Atkinson

Professor Katie Atkinson

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

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Professor Alex Singleton

Professor Alex Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science

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Simon Maskell

Professor Simon Maskell

Professor of Autonomous Systems

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Dr Zoe Alker

Dr Zoe Alker

Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

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Prof Simeon Yates

Professor Simeon Yates

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research Environment and Postgraduate Research

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Professor Eann Patterson

Professor Eann Patterson

AA Griffith Chair of Structural Materials & Mechanics

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Professor Ke Chen

Professor Ke Chen

Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Professor Claire Taylor

Professor Claire Taylor

Gilmour Chair of Spanish and Professor in Hispanic Studies

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Barry Godfrey

Professor Barry Godfrey

Professor of Social Justice

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Professor Andy Jones

Professor Andy Jones

Professor of Bioinformatics

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Alan Marshall

Professor Alan Marshall

Chair in Communications Networks

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