Research Excellence Framework
In REF 2014 almost all of the Department's research activity was judged as being of international significance, with 21% being world-leading, 47% internationally excellent, and 20% internationally recognised. For research outputs specifically, 32% were judged as being world-leading, 45% as internationally excellent and 16% as internationally recognised.
The department submitted three case studies, demonstrating the range of impact of the department's research.
- Intelligent Constructionist Tools for Learning and Teaching
Research into designing constructionist tools that support learners and teachers, resulting in software used in several schools, colleges and universities worldwide.
- Managing and Integrating Large-scale Life Science Data
Research produced techniques to manage complex, heterogeneous life sciences data.
- Participatory Cyber-Physical Computing
Research has helped establish a participatory approach to cyber-physical computing as the predominant methodology for mobile and pervasive systems.
Since REF 2014, the number of research outputs produced by the Department has grown by 70%. Our external research grant awards have grown by 50%. The following three impact case studies have been included in our REF 2021 submission.
Virtual Knowledge Graphs in industry and the public sector
Global Standards for Smart City infrastructure: Entity Identification Systems
Enhancing Vehicle Deployment Strategies at the London Ambulance Service