Research and innovation
Our research ranges, from fundamental advances in algorithms and our understanding of computation, through to highly applied research into new display technologies for clinical diagnosis, energy-efficient data centres, and profound insight into data through visualisation.
We have an established reputation for delivering high quality research with over 85% of research activity rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We attract grants from UK Research Councils, government departments, the European Union and many industrial sources.
We collaborate widely with industry (including, Shell, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, and Google), have many joint projects with one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust), and have excellent connections with other leading researchers throughout the world.
We also have strong collaborative links with the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems.
Our current research is carried out within the following research groups, that are led by staff who are internationally recognised leaders in their field.
We perform cutting-edge research in areas of fundamental and applied biomedical imaging and modelling.
Director: Professor Alejandro Frangi
To broaden our channels of knowledge transfer to industry and public sector organisations we founded the Yorkshire Computing Network. Through this Network we welcome the cross-transfer of knowledge and information sharing. We also host community-building meetings.
Every week we run a Research Colloquium with speakers from within the School, other departments at the University and external organisations. Additionally, our Research Themes run research meetings and seminars focused on specific topics, again featuring speakers from the School, other departments and external organisations.