Dean of the School of Computing


The School of Computing is truly distinctive. We collaborate with a broad range of groups to ensure that technological systems are built to meet the needs and aspirations of a wide variety of people. Our work benefits society and helps to enhance the lives of many individuals.

Our focus on two areas of internationally leading excellence – Human Centred Computing and Intelligent Systems – equips us to contribute to a diverse range of fields, including: assistive technologies and inclusive design, space technology, argumentation and artificial intelligence. These are just a few areas that structure the School’s research and its postgraduate and undergraduate portfolios. Work in these fields often involves enriching interdisciplinary collaboration with students and researchers from areas such as biomedical and clinical sciences, creative arts and business.

Our focus on Human Centred Computing and Intelligent Systems means that the School plays a vital role in addressing real world problems. Students and staff at the School have a particular ability to respond to the ever-changing needs of people, formulating unique and effective solutions. This has led to the rich array of partnerships that we have across the University, as well as nationally and internationally.

We have a very interactive approach to teaching and learning. We use a combination of lectures, tutorials and lab sessions to ensure that our students fully develop their theoretical and practical skills. Our Human Centred Computing and Intelligent Systems research groups both comprise around 20 staff, with current funding of about £3.5m. The groups cover a range of cognate research themes and are structured to allow us to capitalise upon our critical mass in these areas.

The School of Computing is a highly dynamic place and an excellent community to be part of. We invite you to visit the School of Computing and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Heather Ellis wins poster competion at BCS Lovelace Colloquium 2014

Friday 18 April 2014


Our final year Applied Computing student Heather Ellis, secured first place in the final year category of the poster competition at the British Computing Society (BCS) Lovelace Colloquium 2014 which took place at the University of Reading this week. Heather's presented her poster on an innovative concept study to develop a new user interface for a seizure management mobile application to better support those who have complex epilepsy and their families.

SoC Easter School Update: School Pupils Present Prototypes

Friday 11 April 2014


As part of the School of Computing Easter School, a group of secondary school students took part in an interactive prototyping workshop. The students were taught about the steps involved in designing a prototype, and how prototyping is successfully used in industry.

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