School of Computing and Engineering

  • United Kingdom

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Profile Information

We have a vibrant and rapidly growing research community with world class research in key areas including Precision Technologies, Railway Engineering, Engineering materials, Efficiency and Performance engineering, Mathematics and Data Science, Planning Autonomy and Representation of Knowledge, Visual and Immersive Computing, Cybersecurity, Industrial Analytics and Music Technology. We have over £6M per year of research income and in all of these areas we are creating knowledge to support industry, working closely with industry colleagues to ensure that our research has real impact on society.

Computing and Informatics

Researchers in computing and informatics are working in such diverse areas as visualisation, information and systems engineering and intelligent systems. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, incorporating a dedicated computer networking, mobile and forensic computing laboratory, as well as creative studio environments and industry standard software. Our aim is to research and develop new methods and technology in computer science that will have a real impact on global grand challenges in areas such as transport, health, security and energy.


In Engineering our Centre for Precision Technologies is at the forefront of creating new measurement techniques, we apply novel techniques to real world problems. Highly innovative research and strong links with industry resulted in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) designating the CPT as a National Centre of Excellence in Advanced Metrology in 2011. The EPSRC Centre’s focus is developing the UK’s manufacturing metrology capabilities as well as supporting economic growth in relevant sectors.

Research carried out in our Institute of Railway Research (IRR) has helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which railway vehicles interact with the track including key performance aspects such as suspension performance, wheel-rail contact, traction and braking. In partnership with industry and academic partners, this work has led to a number of tools and techniques being developed which are now used to predict deterioration of railway wheels and rails, to optimise the vehicle track interface, to increase safety and reliability levels, reduce cost and improve performance of the railway system.

Our International Institute for Accelerator Applications aims to teach, research, and lead developments in innovative accelerator technology and particle-target interactions, with applications for society in medicine, energy, industry and science. Our Centre for Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis was set up in 2011 around the use of electron microscopy to study the interaction of energetic particles with matter. With relevance to materials for space, the semiconductor industry and particularly to the nuclear industry, this research informs decisions regarding the materials used in the current and next generation of fission and fusion reactors and waste encapsulation and storage

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Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Planning Engineering & Materials Science
Condition monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Failure analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Textures Engineering & Materials Science
Wear of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Wheels Engineering & Materials Science
Surface topography Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1982 2020

A Multi-layer Security Model for 5G-Enabled Industrial Internet of Things

Al-Aqrabi, H., Pulikkakudi Johnson, A., Hill, G., Lane, P. & Liu, L., 6 Jan 2020, Smart City and Informatization: 7th International Conference, iSCI 2019, Guangzhou, China, November 12–15, 2019, Proceedings. Wang, G., El Saddik, A., Lai, X., Martinez Perez, G. & Choo, K-K. R. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer Singapore, p. 279-292 14 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1122 CCIS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Internet of Things
Security Model
Secure Communication
Process planning
Computer aided manufacturing
Computer aided design
Neural networks
Deep learning

A Novel Method to Valorize Frequency Support Procurement by Wind Power Plants

Attya, A. & Dominguez-Garcia, J. L., 1 Jan 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 11, 1, p. 239-249 11 p., 8600406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wind power
Power plants
Kinetic energy
Frequency response
Dynamic response

Projects 2009 2023

Activities 1987 2019

American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) (Publisher)

Sidharath Sharma (Reviewer)
13 Dec 20193 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesConference Peer-review

Applied Sciences (Journal)

Hyunkook Lee (Member of editorial board)
10 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Weighting the key features affecting supplier selection using machine learning techniques

Ahmad Abdulla (Speaker), George Bargiannis (Speaker), Ibrahim Badi (Speaker)
6 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Going Greener

Paul Allen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Challenges Posed by Internet of Things

Reza Montasari


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

AI in Cyber Security: A Technology for Good And Evil

Reza Montasari


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Research Units

Bearings (structural)
Condition monitoring
Failure analysis
Wear of materials
Sustainable development