Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics:
Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics provides information systems and computer science expertise to make easier some of the day-to-day jobs involved in healthcare delivery and administration. We have established excellent links with healthcare and social care professionals to keep abreast of their problems and needs. We conduct research to investigate new solutions to relevant problems, as well as providing consultancy services to organisations and individuals in the health and social care sector that wish to adopt information, communication and sensing technologies.
Virtual Reality and Advanced Interactive Technologies:
Advanced Interactive Technologies research has a strong theme of medical visualisation and health technology research, including the Responsive Interactive Advocate project (RITA) developing an advanced intelligent avatar to support elderly people.
The Future Proof Computing group is currently running the E-ARK project: to develop a pan-European e-archiving system for national, regional and local archives covering all types of digital data.
Computer Games Design and Technology:
The Advanced Games Research Group focuses on practice-led games research. Current active research areas include disruptive gameplay, minimalist gameplay and ambient gameplay.
High Performance Visualisation:
The High Performance Visualisation research is about big data visualisation, hardware accelerated algorithms, high performance computing, computational grids, science gateways, workflow systems and user interfaces.
Computer Animation research focuses around facial animation, body language and believability. Emphasis is on practice led research and currently under development is the full length animated feature film, Stina and the Wolf.
The fields in which we conduct Computational Intelligence research include data mining, neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary optimization, machine learning, pattern recognition, user-adaptive systems, computer graphics, computer vision and bioinformatics. We aim to perform world-class research in the analysis, design and implementation of CI methodologies.
Network and Security:
The design and development of everyday devices that are capable of computation, sensing and communication relies on a range of networked technologies including wireless and mobile computing, Internet connectivity and connectivity within large scale distributed systems, secure infrastructures, sensing and reactive environments, as well as human interaction modelling. The Network and Security research group aims to, broadly, improve the effectiveness of the everyday pervasive computing environment.
Systems and Information Systems:
Systems and Information Systems research focuses on the practice, philosophy and methodology of information processing. This research informs systems analysis, cybersecurity, digital forensics, e-commerce and e-government systems which are relevant throughout business and society.
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