Research at UCL Computer Science
The UCL Department of Computer Science is a global leader in experimental computer science research. We are concerned with real-world data and observations about computer and software systems and their use. Our shared experimental orientation, emphasises measurement, methodological rigour and reproducibility. This binds together our research, determines our strategy, recruitment policy, directs our investment, and underpins our research education.
The Research Excellent Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutes. In the most recent REF evalution:
- The department of Computer Science at UCL was ranked first for research in the UK
- 96% of research submitted was rated internationally excellent
- 61% of research submitted was rated world leading
Alan Turing Institute
UCL is one of five academic partners for the new Alan Turing Institute for Data Science. Based at the King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, the national Institute will draw together computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians to work on this key driver for the economy.
See more here.
Research Groups are strong, broad-based, disciplinary teams associated with laboratories. These groups are formally established and constitute the focus for strategic development within the department.
UCL Computer Science supports a large, active postgraduate community studying on both research and taught programmes. Please follow the links below for information on these programmes:
- EngD Programme in Virtual Environments Imaging and Visualisation
- PhD programmes
- UK PhD Centre in Financial Computing
- UCL SECReT
Research Centres are large scale interdisciplinary teams established by UCL or across institutions. Research Centres are an important way in which UCL takes advantage of its broad disciplinary strengths.