The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science, information systems and software engineering. We are focused on delivering impact in the following key areas.
Artificial intelligence research is a particular strength in the School of Computing and Information Systems.
Current areas of excellence include programming languages, algorithms, distributed computing, and cybersecurity and cryptography.
The study of the interplay between information technology, its users (people), and the operations (business processes) through which this technology is used.
What influences our experience of information and communication technology? How might we ensure that information technology is usable, useful and satisfying to use? We explore these questions by studying the design and use of digital technologies by people.
Research centres and themes
Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence
Our research capability is focused on key challenges, including detecting attacks in large, complex systems, using formal methods to design platforms that are resilient to attack, designing robust controllers for critical infrastructure, and providing a legal framework for the governance of cyber operations that span a range of jurisdictions.
ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies
The Centre is aimed at creating a workforce that is expert in developing, applying and interrogating artificial intelligence applications in data-intensive medical contexts, to facilitate the next generation of data-driven and machine learning-based medical technologies.
Health informatics and digital health are a recurring theme within all the School’s research areas. We specialise in health data analytics; personal technologies; and IT systems processes and management.
Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces
Creating and understanding innovative Natural User Interfaces (NUI) that facilitate human communication, collaboration and social interaction.