Access Our Research Staff and Expertise


Over 80 full-time academic and research staff and 100 research students have been attracted to Lancaster from all over the world. By working with our School of Computing and Communications (SCC) academic and research community, partner organisations gain access to world-class research with high impact. 

By engaging with academics and research staff from the School, businesses gain access to one of one of only a handful of centres undertaking "leading edge systems research" (International Review of UK Computer Science). The breadth of expertise available within the School naturally lends itself to providing cross-disciplinary solutions to real-world challenges. You can find out about our research groups below.

Our staff can provide businesses with consultancy and advice to address specific technical problems. Alternatively, collaborative research projects can be developed through discussion with SCC academic and research staff facilitated by the Business Partnerships and Enterprise team. Contact SCC’s business partnerships managers to discuss the possible options.

Further information on ways of resourcing collaborative research projects with the School is available on the Access Funding and Networks page. We also have particular expertise in commercialising technology, with most of Lancaster University’s spin out companies coming from the School.

You can find out more about Lancaster’s world-class research activities, view details of publications, outputs and awards and make contact with our researchers.

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Communication Systems

Lancaster's Communication Systems Research Group focuses on the design, analysis and optimisation of future communication systems.

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Data Science

Data Science focuses on new methods, algorithms and applications of transforming data in real-time and autonomously to meet real-world needs.

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Distributed Systems

Distributed systems are becoming increasingly complex, encompassing areas of technological innovation including cloud computing, multi-core architectures, the Internet of Things and mobile computing.

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Interactive Systems

The Interactive Systems Laboratory is focused on innovations in Human-Computer Interaction. We come together from different fields including computer science, vision, graphics, machine learning and engineering to develop advances in mobile, pervasive and interactive technologies.

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The Networking group have a diverse range of interests, from cutting-edge computer networking technologies to understanding new deployment context.

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Pervasive Systems

The Pervasive Computing group at Lancaster conducts world-class research into the the design, development, deployment and evaluation of mobile and pervasive computing systems.

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Our activities deliver ground-breaking research and postgraduate training through programmes as diverse as an MA in conflict, development and security and an MSc in cyber security.

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Software Engineering

Software Engineering (SE) has been a major research theme at Lancaster since 1986. In the 2010s our high-impact research spans the range from tool development to theoretical work and focuses on a number of SE themes.

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