Computer Science and Informatics

REF 2014

  • The REF results show strong success for Computer Science and Informatics, with 58% of our publications ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • In this submission, 62% of staff are early career researchers (ECR) representing a vibrant, forward-thinking environment. 


Researchers in this area develop and refine cutting edge technologies that influence the way we live our lives, exploring how technology can impact on issues such as health, personal and computer security, and national infrastructure security.

Computer & Electronic Security Systems (CESS)

Finding solutions to the modern world's most complex security problems is the focus of our academics in this cluster. Research in this area has led to the development of novel solutions to current problems with advances made in biometric recognition...

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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 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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We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.