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.

Rated fourth in the UK for Computing by the National Student Survey 2014, 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.

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School of Computing graduates celebrate at winter ceremony

Thursday 20 November 2014

Around 20 students from the School of Computing have graduated in this year’s University of Dundee winter ceremonies. The afternoon ceremony on Thursday, November 20 saw graduands joining friends, family and colleagues from across the university in Dundee’s picturesque Caird Hall.

School of Computing team wows accessibility conference

Wednesday 5 November 2014

A University of Dundee team has returned from a successful conference in America where it contributed extensively to the world’s premier research meeting on computing and accessibility. John Richards, Honorary Professor in the School of Computing, served as ASSETS’14 Program Chair and will guest edit the upcoming ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing featuring the best technical papers from the conference.

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