Computers are all around us supporting every aspect of our lives. They have transformed the ways in which we work, shop, travel, learn, socialise and play. They help us plan, schedule and manage many aspects of modern living. How computers are used to help us live in an increasingly digital world is a fundamental challenge for the 21st century.
Operations in a Digital World is a University-wide multidisciplinary Priority Area exploring how computers can be used to improve:
how we live
how we might understand and experience an increasing digital world
It combines research groupings in the areas of:
scheduling and optimisation
intelligent modelling, sensing, and positioning
The span of researchers allows us to reason all the way from sensors to society in our digital age.
Many of the members of this Priority Area are directly involved in critical mass research initiatives at Nottingham including the LANCS initiative and the Horizon Institute.
The LANCS initiative
The LANCS initiative is a £13 million enterprise, involving the University of Nottingham, to build and maintain national research capacity in foundational Operational Research.
Horizon is a £45M initiative focusing on digital economy research at the University of Nottingham.
Key academic leads
- Satisfying the world's desire for ever more processing power, at ever diminishing energy cost, in even tinier devices.
- Developing mathematical models to improve pinpoint accuracy of GNSS during periods of intense solar activity.
- Joining forces with BBC Research and Development for four year collaboration.