Information and Security research

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Research Theme Champion: Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian (School of Computer Science)

Information is vital to innovation in a rapidly changing world. With the advancement of information and communication technologies, an ever-increasing large volume of data contributes to solutions addressing societal challenges such as health and demographic change and ageing, food security, and clean energy.

The wide-spread use of Information Technology in every sector of life highlights the value of this commodity which necessitates its security. The theme of information and security encompasses strong research in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and biocomputation, as well as cyber security, biodefense and civil protection.

This page gives you direct access to some of our key projects and offers links to the Research Centres and Groups, degree courses, PhD opportunities, news and public engagement that come under the Information and Security research theme.

Key projects

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security Centre provides training, teaching and research in the fast paced topics of cyber security and digital forensics...

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Face biometrics - A tool for identity authentication as well as an approach to privacy protection

Face biometrics

Face biometrics has been used as a tool to identify individuals. However, this has ignited concerns about the individual(s) identifiable in a recording...

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Research involves the development of computational models to study biological systems, and the application of biologically-inspired machine learning algorithms ...

Read more about biocomputation
Compiler technology

Compiler technology

The major focus of the Compiler Technology and Computer Architecture (CTCA) group is coordination programming...

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Video streaming technology launched

Video streaming

A breakthrough technology that permits live, high quality and large-scale event video streaming over a Wi-Fi network...

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The proliferation of smart services calls for unsupervised authentication at a distance...

Read more about objective control for talker verification

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