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.
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 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: