School of Computing Science



Our research impacts academic teaching and industrial application.

We carry out fundamental computing science research which we evaluate and extend through application to industrial and interdisciplinary challenges.

Our work constantly evolves to address the new challenges posed by a fast-changing environment. Computer systems are becoming ever more complex, critical and interconnected, and often directly related to the public.

The School received a fantastic result in the REF 2014 exercise. We jumped from 22nd to 9th place in the UK by GPA. This places us in the top quartile for Computing Science. All of our impact case studies were judged to be world-leading. 


Over the last 50 years, our research has had a significant impact on both the wider field of academic research and on the computer industry. 

In REF 2014, for Computer Science and Informatics (UoA 11), we were ranked as the best research unit in the UK.

All our Impact Case Studies received the highest possible grade:

  • expansion of the middleware software market
  • improved processes for the development of dependable systems
  • worldwide adoption of asynchronous circuits and improved business process modelling
  • novel computational approaches to discover medicines

Research collaborators

Our research groups maintain active links with individuals, universities and businesses in both the UK and internationally.

We also collaborate with many other research groups worldwide.