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Scalable Computing

We create the enabling technology required to deliver tomorrow's large-scale services.


The Scalable group is internationally renowned for tackling research challenges in High Performance Systems, Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Visualization. The Scalable group’s  “full stack” approach to Data Science is underpinned by research strengths in data representation, algorithm design, systems performance and human performance. In recent years Scalable has focused on growing in key areas of Data Science and AI, including data systems performance, data provenance, data analytics, data visualization and machine learning. This included designing and building specialist facilities to support our visualization research and innovation.


Through its leadership, the group has developed a “virtuous circle” that productively links research to teaching and engagement in data science resulting in over £100M in external funding for NU in the past decade. The contribution of the group’s work to NU-wide research resulted in the creation of Newcastle’s Centre for Data to co-ordinate, support, grow and promote data science across the university.