School of Computing, Media & the Arts research

Professor Shengchao Qin - Associate Dean

“The School of Computing, Media & the Arts hosts a wide variety of exciting research themes, ranging from both theoretical and applied studies in computer science to applied research in creative sectors such as immersive technologies, computer games, animation, media and the arts.”

Professor Shengchao Qin - Associate Dean

The School of Computing, Media & the Arts conducts a wide range of both theoretical and applied research from computer science and artificial intelligence to games, animation, media and the Arts. Hosted in our in our research groups (Games, Animation, Media & the Arts, Machine Intelligence and Software & Systems) we specialise in and are recognised for our research in Artificial Intelligence, software engineering, programming languages, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, computer games, immersive technologies, animation, media and fine art.

We have secured research funding from various sources including: the European Commission; UKRI (EPSRC, BBSRC, Innovate UK); ICO and the Future of Life Institute. We collaborate with a range of academic and industrial partners at both international and national levels.

In REF2014, 100% of our research in Computer Science and Informatics and 61% in Art and Design were considered as internationally recognised, with 69.8% of our Computer Science outputs and 70% of our Art and Design impact ranked as world leading or internationally excellent .

Research centres and groups

Games, Animation, Media & the Arts
Machine Intelligence
Software & Systems

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