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Professor Jim Woodcock, Head of Department of Computer Science

Jim Woodcock
Head of Department

Our excellence in teaching and research plus our strong industrial links make us one of the UK’s leading Computer Science departments.

Our research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results ranked York's Computer Science

  • 7th overall in the UK
  • 5th for impact
  • 6th for environment

Our research


Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation

Posted on Friday 2 October 2015

Mention the word ‘teleportation’ and for many people it conjures up "Beam me up, Scottie” images of Captain James T Kirk.

Redstart wins BIDT Dragon’s Den competition with compelling social media pitch

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Redstart's quality social media smart adviser win's Dragon's Den competition

Computer Science climbs the league tables

Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2015

Computer Science leaps to 11th place in The Times and Sunday Times league table 2016

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Roundhouse Public Lecture Series: Pioneers of Computer Science

6.00PM, Ron Cooke Hub

Sir Tony Hoare FRS FREng

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