Computing and Communications

A world-class teaching and research hub for computer science and communications systems.

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Our research is recognised for its exceptional quality and international reputation. Research Councils UK, the EU and industry funding support our research. We blend traditional research fields and focus on achieving a high impact.

  • Communication Systems

    We focus on the design, analysis and optimisation of future communication systems.

  • Data Science

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

  • Digital Health

    We use digital technologies to take a proactive approach to health, with the aim of preventing illness and improving quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Interactive Systems

    We come together from different fields including computer science, vision, graphics, machine learning and engineering to develop advances in mobile, pervasive and interactive technologies.

  • Networking

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

  • Pervasive Systems

    We investigate the design, development, deployment and evaluation of mobile and pervasive computing systems.

  • Security

    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 cybersecurity.

  • Software Engineering

    Software Engineering (SE) has been a significant research theme at Lancaster since 1986. Our high-impact research spans the range from tool development to theoretical work and focuses on several SE themes.

Work with us

We work with businesses of all sizes and in many ways. We can work with your business with collaborative research, internships, training, guest lectures and events.

Business and Partnerships Engagement

State-of-the-art environment

The iconic InfoLab21 is the region's leading centre for ICT research and commercial innovation. We run extensive teaching and research collaborations with companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco and BAE Systems.

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