Department of Computer Science

  1. Software and Systems Engineering
  2. Human-centric Systems
  3. Information Analysis and Visualisation
    1. Software and Systems Engineering
    2. Human-centric Systems
    3. Information Analysis and Visualisation

Department of Computer Science

The department is at the forefront of international excellence and leadership in education and research for the computer science professions.

The department benefits from City’s central London location; allowing for close ties with the industry and a wide range of professional sectors, leading to one of the UK’s highest rates of graduate employability and a host of research-led enterprise opportunities. City has been at the leading edge of computer science in the UK for six decades; from laying the groundwork for the foundation of the British Computer Society and awarding some of the country’s first Computer Science degrees, to the vibrant, modern department that exists today.

Research

City's Department of Computer Science undertakes world-class multi-disciplinary research in the three strategic areas of software & systems engineering, human-centric systems and information-intensive systems.

Software and Systems Engineering

City is internationally renowned for its longstanding and world-leading research in software and systems engineering.

Our work in this area investigates fundamental theories, methods and technologies related to the development of complex socio-technical and software-intensive systems, as well as to the assessment and verification of critical qualities of such systems, including dependability, security and safety.

Our research is inspired by real-world scenarios, drawn from a wide range of collaborations with the industry and the professions, and has systematically provided realistic solutions for our collaborators.

Research centres and groups in this area:

Human-centric Systems

City has a longstanding tradition of research in human-centric systems and human-computer interaction (HCI) design. The human-centric systems group builds upon this, focusing on the evaluation of the accessibility and usability of interactive systems supporting human-centric activities, their effectiveness in supporting human decision making, and the development of novel interfaces and devices for such systems.

Research centres in this area:

Information-intensive Systems

The information-intensive systems group investigates the development of novel methods and frameworks to support the modelling, search, analysis, consumption and evolution of massive text and rich media information, including images and sound, that underpins modern, complex socio-technical systems. Within this area, it investigates the analysis and visualisation of large information sets, including: geo-information, the interactive and context-aware retrieval of rich media information including images, audio and multimedia, and the collaborative generation of content by users.

Research centres and groups in this area:

Staff

Here is a list of the academic staff who work in the Department of Computer Science. You can find out more about each member of staff, including their latest publications and their contact details by following the links below.

Dr Christopher Child