The School of Computing Science provides a vibrant environment in which to carry out computing research. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 85 per cent of our research activity was rated as internationally excellent or world leading.
We are particularly strong in imaging, computer graphics, speech processing, data mining, machine learning and statistics, business modelling and optimisation, biological modelling and bioinformatics.
The School houses research labs dedicated to virtual environments, speech, colour and computational biology. Currently, we have 26 research-active faculty members, and around 15 research staff and 50 postgraduate research students. We run an active research seminar, attracting speakers from around the world. As well as providing exciting opportunities for PhD projects, the School runs a full postgraduate teaching programme. For more details go to Postgraduate Degrees.
Our research is organised within three laboratories, whose research activities can be found below. There is a great deal of research overlap between these laboratories, and considerable collaboration with other UEA Schools and research institutes across the Norwich Research Park. Through SYS Consulting Ltd, we also undertake industrially funded research, with contracts ranging from local authorities to national companies. All-in-all it's an exciting time to be researching in computing at UEA.
We continue to accommodate new application areas within our research as is evidenced by our expansion to include such areas as medical imaging and bio-computing.