Information and Communication Technologies
Information and Communications Technologies research is, naturally, mainly the preserve of electronic engineers and computer scientists.
The Institute for Communication Systems (formerly the Centre for Communication Systems Research, CCSR), within electronic engineering, is the largest academic grouping in communications in Europe. Research covers systems for wireless and mobile communications beyond 3G, satellite and fixed networks, higher layer applications areas, new services and sensor networks.
The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, also within electronic engineering, engages in research on multimedia signal processing and multimodal sensory data analysis. The focus is on developing high level machine perception technology and the centre has strong links to The Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) from the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences.
Computing, research focuses on the software aspects of secure communications in Formal Methods and Security group, communications in complex systems in Digital Ecosystems group, computational models and algorithms inspired from natural intelligence and their applications in Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering group, security and forensics issues related to multimedia data and devices in Multimedia Security and Forensics group
Outside of the main contributors to this theme, researchers in the Advanced Technology Institute are developing new electronic and opto-electronic devices and technologies for hardware systems while researchers in the Ion Beam Centre are using experimental and theoretical studies to push the frontiers of novel device development.
See our graduate school pages for further information and how to apply.
- Digital economy
- Mobile communications
- Satellite communications
- Optical communications
- Vision and speech processing
- High speed devices
- Smart grids
- Energy efficiency
- Neural networks
- Information Security