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.
Wednesday 5 March 2014
Dr Hugo Nicolau has been honoured with an SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction) Best Paper Award 2014. The SIGCHI Best of CHI (Computer Human Interaction) Awards are presented in recognition of exceptional submissions to SIGCHI sponsored conferences.
Monday 3 March 2014
VAMPIRE (Vessel Assessment and Measurement Platform for images of the Retina),a joint initiative of the universities of Dundee and Edinburgh, was the first ever automatic image analysis projectto access retinal images from the 500,000-strong UK Biobank collection of medical data. The study assessed suitability for automatic processing on a sample of 5,000 UKBB retinal images.