Dean of the School of Computing

Welcome

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.

Latest News

Fully-Funded PhD position in Functional Programming

Monday 14 July 2014

One PhD position is available at the University of Dundee, Scotland, for current UK-residents only. Contact

Katya Komendantskaya - katya@computing.

European Women in Computing

Monday 7 July 2014

Vicki Hanson, Professor at the School of Computing, and Chair of Inclusive Technologies, has co-authored a great piece about ‘European Women in Computing’. The article features on the website for the Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

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