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.

Engineering

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
Textures Engineering & Materials Science
Wear of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Failure analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Condition monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Surface topography Engineering & Materials Science
Surface measurement Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1982 2019

Open Access
File
Electric potential
Hot Temperature

A co-simulation approach to the wheel–rail contact with flexible railway track

Antunes, P., Magalhães, H., Ambrósio, J., Pombo, J. & Costa, J., Feb 2019, In : Multibody System Dynamics. 45, 2, p. 245-272 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Co-simulation
Railroad tracks
Railway
Wheel
Rails

Acoustic and pressure characteristics of a ported shroud turbocompressor operating at near surge conditions

Sharma, S., Broatch, A., García-Tíscar, J., Nickson, K. & Allport, J., 16 Jan 2019, In : Applied Acoustics. 148, p. 434-447 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

turbocompressors
shrouds
compressors
acoustics
turbochargers

Projects 2009 2023

Application of next Generation Accelerators

Barlow, R., Kirkby, K. J., Borghesi, M. & Jaroszynski, D. A.

1/10/1130/09/18

Project: ResearchResearch Council

NPIF EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant

Seviour, R.

1/10/1730/09/21

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 1987 2019

International Conditioning Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management Conference

Andrew Ball (Chair)
2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Weighted Fuzzy Rules Optimised by Particle Swarm for Network Intrusion Detection

Tianhua Chen (Speaker), Pan Su (Speaker), Changjing Shang (Speaker), Qiang Shen (Speaker)
8 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

IEEE International Symposium on Smart City and Informatization (Event)

Minsi Chen (Programme Committee Member)
6 Oct 20188 Oct 2018

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

Research Units

Bearings (structural)
Wear of materials
Failure analysis
Condition monitoring
Textures
Planning
Semantics
Ontology
Sustainable development
Semantic Web