Research

We are living in a digital age where all of our lives are impacted by digital technologies and information sciences, from cyber security and computational intelligence to games and visual effects to digital libraries, archives and records.

This department’s research addresses this environment through research groups in: Computer and Electronic Security Systems (CESS), Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence Group (CVAI), Computer Games and Visual Effects, Digital Consumers, Behaviours and Literacy; Digital Libraries, Archives and Records; Digital Socio-technical Design. 

Prospective PhD students: Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD or MSc by research exist in all the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from The Graduate School.

Visiting scholars: We welcome visiting academics - please contact Dr. Paul Vickers

To access research outputs in this area and others, please visit Northumbria Research Link.

Click each research area below to find out more about our work:

Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly expanding research group to develop various tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, mining, understanding and visualising data.

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Computer & Electronic Security Systems (CESS)

In this area we focus on developing novel algorithms and solutions for a range of computer and electronic security problems, including: biometric recognition, digital watermarking, telesurveillance, digital forensics and more.

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Computer Games and Visual Effects

We explore the boundaries between computing, media, and digital entertainment. For example, we have created new ways of animating game characters by analysing the movements of game players in real-time.

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Digital Consumers, Behaviour and Literacy

Researchers explore the way digital information is used and managed. They investigate the people, processes and systems of managing information in digital environments where boundaries between personal and business information can sometimes become blurred.

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Digital Libraries, Archives and Records

Researchers explore the way digital information is used and managed. They investigate the people, processes and systems of managing information in digital environments where boundaries between personal and business information can sometimes become blurred.

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Digital Socio-technical Design

This research aims to improve digital systems design, adoption, acceptance, security and sustainability, and uses complexity theory to facilitate positive transformation for both individuals and organisations.

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Learning and Teaching

Our work is based on educational research across the academic disciplines of architecture, built environment, computing, engineering, geography, information sciences, mathematics, physics and statistics.

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