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Centre for Computer Science Research
Our research focuses on the computational understanding and engineering of complex systems. For example, we work on better understanding of the evolution of bacteria, on computational modelling of neural systems, on evidence based engineering of software systems, and on the development of novel computational intelligence methods for engineering applications. We expect that the impact of our research will be significant. Our research facilitates biomedical innovations that improve the quality of life for many people. Our work paves the way for software engineering innovations that improve the security, reliability and quality of computing devices and services used in everyday life and industrial settings as well.
Our research themes are:
We use computational modelling and analysis to understand how neural systems work and to design engineering solutions for biomedical problems that involve abnormal or lacking neural control.
Theme Lead: Dr Charles Day
Theme Members: Professor Peter Andras, Dr Theocharis Kyriacou, Dr KP Lam, Dr Shailesh Naire, Mr David Collins, Dr Ed Chadwick, Dr Stas Glazewski, Dr John Butcher, Dr Dimitra Blana.
We develop and analyse evolutionary systems to advance understanding of natural and artificial evolutionary processes and their capacity to generate increasingly intelligent behaviours.
Theme Lead: Dr Alastair Channon
Theme Members: Professor Peter Andras, Dr Elizabeth Aston, Dr James Borg, Dr Charles Day, Dr Theocharis Kyriacou, Dr Adam Stanton
We work on the development and application of machine learning and computational intelligence methods to address biomedical and engineering problems characterised by large volumes of complex data.
Theme Lead: Professor Peter Andras
Theme Members: Dr Charles Day, Dr KP Lam, Dr Theocharis Kyriacou, Mr David Collins, Dr Peter Fletcher, Dr John Preater, Dr John Butcher, Professor Zhong Fan
We research methods for designing and creating complex systems and products, with a focus on evidence-based engineering, user-centred design, analytics, knowledge engineering, and cultural and health informatics.
Theme Lead: Professor Fiona Polack and Dr Sandra Woolley
Theme Members: Professor Peter Andras, Professor Pearl Brereton, Mr David Collins, Professor Barbara Kitchenham, Mr Steve Linkman, Dr Goksel Misirli, Dr Thomas Neligwa, Dr Ed de Quincey, Dr Gordon Rugg, Dr Mark Turner, Dr Nikki Williams, Professor Zhong Fan
Latest Research News
Women Leading in AIPosted on 14 March 2018 Allison Gardner is co-organising a new national innovation along with the Fabian Women's Network called 'Women Leading in AI'. Allison will be hosting a panel 'Uses and Development of AI' at the first gathering that will take place on 22nd May at the London School of Economics.
British Academy funded research project into the #StopIslam Twitter campaignPosted on 08 March 2018 Dr Ed de Quincey and colleagues from Media, Culture and Creative Practice at Keele, gave a talk at the British Academy as part of their season on Identities & Belonging.
Virtual archaeology: how we achieved the first long-distance reconstruction of a cultural artefactPosted on 02 March 2018 A group of outstanding researcher including School of Computing and Maths Dr Sandra Woolley write for Conversation UK.
6th UK Ontology Network (UKON) workshopPosted on 27 February 2018 The School of Computing and Mathematics is organising the 6th UK Ontology Network (UKON) workshop, which will be held on 30th April 2018.
Dr Sandra Woolley seminar talk at Manchester UniversityPosted on 05 February 2018 Dr Sandra Woolley gave a talk at Manchester University last week titled 'Wearable Clinic seminar – Challenges and Opportunities in Assistive, Wearable and Precision Health Technologies'.
Reproducibility of machine learning researchPosted on 24 November 2017 Babatunde Olorisade, a PhD student in the school was recently quoted on qz.com in a piece called 'The titans of AI are getting their work double-checked by students'.
New dye gives scientists a clearer insight into the brainPosted on 16 November 2017 Keele University researchers have designed a new dye that can be used to observe the electrical activity of neurons in the brain and could lead to finding a new and more efficient way of treating neurological diseases, as presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Best Poster PrizePosted on 27 April 2017 An award for Best Poster at the Informatics for Health Conference has
been presented to Sandra Woolley of our Software and Systems Engineering
Research theme. The poster is entitled "The Quantified Outpatient -
Challenges and Opportunities in 24hr Patient Monitoring".
New PublicationsPosted on 19 January 2018 Some of the latest publications from the School's Centre for Computer Science Research.
Dr Sandra Woolley has been made a Fellow of the British Computing Society (BCS).Posted on 06 October 2016 Dr Sandra Woolley, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, was made a Fellow of the British Computing Society (BCS).
New KTP project on managing tacit knowledge of industry experts in collaboration with KBC Process TechnologyPosted on 15 June 2016 Professor Peter Andras and Dr Gordon Rugg and Ed de Quincey started a new collaborative project with KBC Process Technology Ltd and funding from InnovateUK.
Researchers unlock key to real-time hay fever trackingPosted on 15 June 2016 Researchers from Keele University have found that Twitter could provide a more accurate way of tracking hay fever in the UK than current Met Office pollen counts and NHS data
KTP project with Wood Mitchell Printers startsPosted on 15 June 2016 Dr KP Lam and Mr Dave Collins started their KTP project in collaboration with Wood Mitchell Printers Ltd.
Keele CS at top 2016 conferencesPosted on 15 June 2016 We have a number of papers at top research conferences. Including the the 6th ACM International Conference on Digital Health and 15th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems to name just a few. For more details see here
Keele PhD student wins national science photography competitionPosted on 24 March 2016 This stunning image, taken by Keele postgraduate research student, George Joseph, has won a top prize in a national science photography competition, organised by EPSRC.