Computer And Information Sciences

Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile


At CIS we operate across the traditional discipline boundaries of Computer and Information Sciences, hosting world-class research in Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Information Retrieval, Mobile and Ubiquitous Interaction, Functional Programming, Dataflow Systems, Database Indexing and Information Science. Our research is informed by real-world problems and is characterised by theoretical discovery underpinned by strong empirical science.

Our research is funded by a broad range of funding bodies including EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, the European Union and industry. We collaborate with a range of external partners including the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Metropolitan Police, NASA, European Space Agency, and NHS Scotland. 

As part of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) we are engaged in collaborations with other Scottish centres of excellence in Computer Science research, especially in the areas of Multimodal interaction and Complex Systems Engineering.


  1. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  2. ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  3. ePrehab Research Study promo film / video information sheet for participants

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

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  1. Best Paper Award, Semantics 2015

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalOther

  2. Understanding the Information Needs of Young First Time Mothers from Areas of Multiple Deprivation

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Professional practice, training and standards

  3. A framework for the holistic analysis of organisational information systems

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalProfessional practice, training and standards, Education, Economic and commerce

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