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Department of Computer Science research

Our research is strongly interdisciplinary and combines practical application with a theoretical understanding.

Research groups

We research systems-wide issues in computer science ranging from mathematical foundations through visual and cognitive processes to artificial intelligence, human-centred design and collaborative systems.



Impact from our Research Excellence

82% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Learn more about how our research helps to shape a better future.


Counting elephants from space

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Satellite images processed with the help of computer algorithms devised at the University of Bath are a promising new tool for surveying endangered wildlife.

Our Research Centres

Our research centres enhance the cross-disciplinary and industry-facing focus of the work in our department.



Our Contribution to Other Research Centres

We also support research in faculty- and university-wide interdisciplinary research centres.


Centre for Therapeutic Innovation

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We transform innovation, arisen from basic research, to diagnostics and prognostics, medicines design and delivery, leading to personalised medicine.

Institute for Mathematical Innovation

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The Institute for Mathematical Innovation delivers multi-disciplinary and mathematically grounded research for real-world, societal and industrial challenges.

Centre for Autonomous Robotics

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We are taking research beyond the lab to develop a new generation of smart, flexible, robust and interconnected robotic systems fit for use in the real world.


Our Facilities

Explore our state-of-the-art facilities.


Computer Science facilities

Balena, the University’s HPC system.

Explore our state-of-the-art facilities available for teaching and research with expert support from University staff.


Doctoral Training

We offer projects over a broad spectrum of subject areas. Projects are available as part of Doctoral Training Partnerships as well as on an individual basis.


Doctoral College

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We support and enrich the experience of our doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.

Join us

Apply now for one of our academic positions.

Research Consortium

Find out more about research consortia in which we participate.


Major Grants

Find out more about some of our major research grants.


CAMERA 2.0

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Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) - 2.0


Our Spin out Companies

Find out more about our spin out companies, which resulted from commercialising our research.


Echo Games

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Echo Games develops games and interactive experiences that stimulate reflection on socio-cultural and historical topics.

Department of Computer Science

Find out more about our department including our courses and staff.