Research in the department encompasses a variety of topics, ranging from advancing the foundations of computing to exploring novel, interdisciplinary applications. The activity is strengthened by a range of collaborations, including within the University, nationally, and internationally. Recent large-scale funding has resulted in the establishment of cross-faculty centres of research which bring together emergent technologies and target disciplines. The Department is consistently ranked amongst the top Computer Science Departments in the UK in independent surveys.
Information on applying for a research postgraduate degree is available on the postgraduate admissions pages. Visit also our research-related taught MSc courses, the MSc in Cognitive Systems and the MSc in Computer Science and Applications, which can be your entry point for a research degree at CS Warwick.
Information for current postgraduate research students is available as the Research Degrees Handbook.
The department's research is conducted within groups of staff and students with common interests. The research groups are indicated below, along with some keywords illustrating the range of expertise within each group.
|Computational Biology and Bioimaging||neuroscience; biological networks; systems biology; image processing and machine learning for biological applications|
|Foundations of Computer Science||combinatorial algorithms; randomised algorithms; approximation algorithms; game theory; parallel computation; logics and automata; formal verification and synthesis; probabilistic, real-time, and hybrid systems; quantum information processing; fault tolerance and security|
|Intelligent and Adaptive Systems||adaptive hypermedia; pedagogic architectures; relational and temporal data mining; web personalization; agent-based systems; educational technology; history of computing; empirical modelling; interactive environments|
|Performance Computing and Visualisation||high-performance and scientific computing; business and internet computing; fault-tolerant and reliable systems; intelligent and distributed systems; multimedia processing and computer vision; digital forensics|
Members of the department are also involved in a range of collaborative initiatives with other departments at Warwick.
|DIMAP||Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications|
|Comcom||Warwick Complexity Complex|
|MOAC||Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells|
|CSC||Centre for Scientific Computing|