School of Computing

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  • Lion Terrace , Buckingham Building

    PO1 3HE Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

At the School of Computing, we seek to solve society's challenges by researching new computing technologies and collaborating with private and public sector partners to apply those technologies.

Computer science is vital for the future of our society, and the computing innovations developed by our researchers have improved and saved lives.

In a cross-discipline effort, we created a new user-friendly control, navigation and communication system for powered wheelchairs. With a built in, interactive AI, this development has improved the lives of wheelchair users, many of whom now have an opportunity for independent mobility, some for the first time.

We're engaged in cross-disciplinary research through our Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics. We're using our information systems and computer science expertise to make the day-to-day jobs involved in healthcare delivery and administration easier. We've also collaborated with the University of Southampton and the University of Oxford to improve NHS and social care services across the country.

Our work with the Royal College of Physicians has set a new standard for assessing the severity of acute illness (known as the "National Early Warning Score" or NEWS). This process is now used by 100% of paramedics and 76% of hospitals across NHS England. We're ranked as the leading computing school amongst young universities, and 100% of our impact has been rated as outstanding or as being very considerable in terms of reach and significance (REF 2014).

We've received research funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, Innovate UK, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK Space Agency, European Commission, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Welcome Trust, Ministry of Defence, Ufi Charitable Trust, National Institute for Health Research, British Academy, Health Innovation Challenge Fund, British Council, Royal Academy of Engineering, Technology Strategy Board and Portsmouth City Council.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Clinical outcome modelling
  • Computational intelligence
  • Cyber security
  • Systems and information systems

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