Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group

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Our Computing, Informatics and Applications (CIA) research group has a wide remit that includes scientific data processing, smart technology and web/internet technologies. We are particularly interested in how computational and artificial intelligence (AI) methods can be used to improve people's lives and increase productivity.

The group has specific expertise in image and signal processing, data visualisation, mobile devices, 2D/3D modelling, distributed computing, wireless environments, the application of sound and imaging technology in assisted living, online virtual environments, the Internet of Things (IoT), and sensor technology. Much of the research the group undertakes is applied/collaborative, and includes links with industrial partners.

If you would like to find out more about our research, please contact Dr Jin Zhang at

For postgraduate research enquiries, please contact Dr Christina Luca at

For external income generation, please contact Dr George Wilson at

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BIMformed: Machine learning framework for predicting and preventing defects in buildings

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