Research Groups and Centres
The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is a world-class centre of expertise in data and knowledge management and computational intelligence, engaging in a broad spectrum of both fundamental and applied research.
Our research dates back to the late 1940's when one of the first electronic computers was developed in the then Computing Laboratory at Birkbeck by Dr Andrew Booth. The Department was formally established in 1957 as a Department of Numerical Automation, one of the first computer science departments world-wide.
- Computational Intelligence
- The Department is a long-established centre of expertise in intelligent systems and computational intelligence. The group is addressing the challenges arising from the computational interpretation of complex data, focusing on solutions using logic modelling, data mining and machine learning.
- Information Management & Web Technologies
- The Department is one of the leading centres for research in information and knowledge management in the U.K. The group is addressing the challenges arising in the management and analysis of heterogeneous data, pervasive computing, search engine technologies, and information systems development.
- London Knowledge Lab
- The London Knowledge Lab is a multi-disciplinary research centre of the Department and the Institute of Education which aims to explore and shape the future of knowledge and learning with digital technologies. Members of the department undertake research at the LKL in AI and learner modelling, knowledge representation, adaptive and personalised technologies, information retrieval and personalisation, information management, mobile and ubiquitous computing, design and evaluation of learning environments, and online communities and social networks.