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Research and Impact

We are a relatively small but rapidly growing department: there were around 30 staff at the end of 2020; there are currently around 40 staff (with recruitment ongoing); and ultimately our intention is to have around 60 staff by 2027. We have a new building and a vibrant research environment. Our research spans both the theory and practice of Computer Science, has strong interactions with a range of leading industrial companies, and forms part of cross-disciplinary activities and projects with collaborators within the University and around the world. We also have an active portfolio of impact activities and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) as well as a thriving postgraduate research community.

 

 

  • Research Groups

    Researchers in Computer Science are organised into cognate research groups. A research group provides a platform to support its members to both work together and with others and to develop and sustain an overall profile within the research area.
  • Impact and Outreach

    Impact is promoted, embedded and engendered within our research culture and we maintain a dynamic portfolio of potential impact opportunities.

Research Groups

Researchers in Computer Science are organised into cognate research groups. A research group provides a platform to support its members to both work together and with others and to develop and sustain an overall profile within the research area.

Impact and Outreach

Impact is promoted, embedded and engendered within our research culture and we maintain a dynamic portfolio of potential impact opportunities.

Our research vision

Our vision for impact is to have impact creation embedded within all aspects of our research, the promotion of a strong impact culture, a diverse portfolio of impact activities, and the involvement of many staff in impact creation.

Our vision for the entire of Computer Science is to have well-formed and sustainable groups of researchers working together and producing excellent research so that these groups cover areas of research across the Computer Science research spectrum, interact with researchers and/or application domains within the Department, the University and beyond, and produce research that helps to shape the discipline of Computer Science and/or benefit wider society at both a national and global level.
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Our research vision

Our vision for Computer Science research at Durham is to have well-formed and sustainable groups of researchers working together and producing excellent research so that these groups cover areas of research across the Computer Science research spectrum, interact with researchers and/or application domains within the Department, the University and beyond, and produce research and impact that helps to shape the discipline of Computer Science and/or benefit wider society at both a national and global level.

Our strategies are:

  • to retain critical mass in core areas of research, establish critical mass in emergent areas of research, and build new areas of research so that researchers within a group can work together to produce excellent research and also so that researchers within different groups can collaborate on intra-group research
  • to develop more research collaborations both within Computer Science and also of a cross-disciplinary and industrial nature so that the research produces academic impact within Computer Science and/or impact on societal and environmental challenges
  • to build a vibrant, dynamic, diverse and inclusive research community within which there is a varied range of research activities, that engages with research and researchers on both a national and an international level, and that is conducive to cross-discipline collaborative activities, with research excellence pervasive throughout.