At the heart of computer science lies the need to increase the capabilities of the algorithms which play ever more important roles in all our lives, increase our understanding of the properties of these algorithms and enable human interaction with them through novel interfaces.
Here's a nice story about this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14306146
Nottingham's research combines our experience of creating sophisticated, challenging algorithms for a wide range of difficult real-world problems with our in-depth knowledge of the formal aspects of algorithm design and methodologies for their reliable implementation. This includes interaction and distributed systems design for rapid prototyping of new interactive ubiquitous computing in the digital economy and beyond.
An active programme of research is under way within the School of Computer Science. Research can lead to the degrees of MPhil or PhD by full-time or part-time study and a small number of EPSRC awards are available for suitably qualified candidates.
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The School's research is centered around the following groups:
The School is involved in the following cross-disciplinary groups:
Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) a is a systems biology research centre focussing on mathematical and computational modelling of plants.
Horizon focuses on the role of 'always on, always with you' ubiquitous computing technology in the Digital Economy. Its aim is to investigate the technical developments needed if electronic information is to be controlled, managed and harnessed — for example, to develop new products and services for societal benefit.
Research in Malaysia
The School's research activity at the Malaysia Campus is focused on the investigation and development of Intelligent Computing Systems.