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Our research

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is the leading university department of its kind in the UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering.

Research takes place in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment and draws on our outstanding facilities. With over 550 researchers from many different subject backgrounds, the research culture in ECS is fast-changing and dynamic.

Examples of technologies in which ECS research has been fundamentally transformative in recent years include:

  • agent technologies
  • digital libraries
  • environmental modelling
  • e-science
  • high voltage engineering
  • machine learning
  • spintronics
  • technology-enhanced learning
  • web science

ECS also incorporates two doctoral training centres – in web science and complex systems simulation.

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