Research Topics

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Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Professor Helen Petrie

Agile software development

Professor Richard Paige, Professor John McDermid

Artificial intelligence

Dr James Cussens, Dr Dimitar Kazakov, Professor Peter CowlingDr Simon O’Keefe, Dr Peter NightingaleDr Adrian Bors

Autonomous and self-adaptive systems

Dr Radu Calinescu, Dr Rob Alexander, Professor Neil AudsleyProfessor Ana CavalcantiDr Simon O’Keefe, Dr Ian Gray, Dr Wanli ChangDr Javier Camara MorenoDr Peter Nightingale

Bayesian techniques for analysis and search

Dr James Cussens

Cloud computing

Dr Radu Calinescu, Professor Jim Austin, Professor Richard Paige

Computer architectures

Professor Jim Austin, Dr Chris Bailey, Professor Neil AudsleyDr Ian Gray, Dr Steven Wright

Computer Graphics

Dr Will Smith

Computer Vision and Image Processing 

Professor Richard WilsonDr Will SmithDr Adrian BorsDr Nick Pears


Professor Delaram KahrobaeiDr Vasileios Vasilakis, Dr Siamak Shahandashti, Professor John McDermid, Dr Jeremy JacobDr Radu CalinescuDr Adrian Bors

Cyber Physical Systems 

Professor Alan BurnsProfessor Neil AudsleyDr Leandro IndrusiakDr Iain BateProfessor Ana CavalcantiDr Rob DavisDr Ian GrayDr Wanli Chang

Data analytics

Professor Peter Cowling, Dr Anders Drachen, Professor Dimitris Kolovos, Professor Richard PaigeDr Chris BaileyDr Simon O’KeefeDr Nicholas MatragkasDr Peter NightingaleDr Adrian Bors

Digital heritage

Professor Helen Petrie

Embedded systems

Professor Neil Audsley, Dr Leandro IndrusiakDr Chris BaileyDr Ian GrayDr Wanli Chang

Enterprise systems: managing and developing large scale, complex IT systems

Professor Richard Paige, Professor Dimitris KolovosDr Radu CalinescuDr Javier Camara MorenoDr Nicholas Matragkas

Evolutionary computation

Dr Dan Franks, Professor Susan Stepney, Professor Richard Paige, Dr Rob Alexander

Formal specification languages, methods and tools

Professor Ana Cavalcanti, Professor Jim Woodcock, Dr Jeremy Jacob, Dr Detlef PlumpDr Radu CalinescuDr Javier Camara Moreno

Games and gamification

Professor Peter Cowling, Dr Paul CairnsDr Jo Iacovides

Health informatics and medical devices

Dr Ibrahim Habli, Dr Paul CairnsProfessor Richard PaigeDr Chris BaileyDr Iain BateDr Jo Iacovides

Machine learning

Dr James Cussens, Dr Dimitar KazakovDr Simon O’KeefeDr Nick PearsDr Peter NightingaleDr Adrian Bors

Automated and Model-Driven Software Engineering

Professor Richard Paige, Professor Dimitris Kolovos, Dr Radu CalinescuDr Paul CairnsDr Ian GrayDr Javier Camara MorenoDr Nicholas Matragkas

Natural language processing

Dr Dimitar Kazakov

Neural networks

Dr Simon O’KeefeProfessor Jim Austin

Programming Languages and Systems

Dr Detlef Plump

Quantum information processing

Professor Sam Braunstein, Professor Stefano Pirandola

Real time languages and systems

Professor Alan Burns, Professor Neil AudsleyProfessor Ana CavalcantiDr Leandro Indrusiak, Dr Iain Bate, Dr Rob DavisDr Ian GrayDr Wanli Chang

Safety analysis, system safety

Dr Ibrahim Habli, Dr Rob Alexander, Dr Mark NicholsonProfessor John McDermidDr Iain Bate

Safety of autonomous and self-adaptive systems

Dr Radu Calinescu, Dr Rob Alexander, Professor Ana CavalcantiProfessor John McDermid, Dr Ibrahim HabliDr Iain BateDr Wanli ChangDr Javier Camara Moreno

Simulating complex systems

Professor Susan StepneyDr Dan Franks

Software engineering

Professor Richard Paige, Professor Ana CavalcantiProfessor Dimitris Kolovos, Professor John McDermid, Dr Rob Alexander, Dr Radu Calinescu, Dr Ibrahim HabliDr Javier Camara Moreno, Dr Nicholas Matragkas

Software testing

Dr Rob AlexanderProfessor Richard PaigeDr Nicholas Matragkas

Usability and User Experience

Professor Helen Petrie, Dr Paul CairnsDr Jo Iacovides

Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things

Dr Iain BateDr Chris BaileyDr Wanli Chang