Applied computing (information technology)
Research programmes in Applied Computing have a common focus on solving real world problems. The approach is applied, and students enjoy the challenge of making a contribution to solving practical problems.
Students are able to succeed in any position where computing is important in any industry. They become software engineers, website managers, system test engineers, database administrators, network managers and IT support personnel. Students may use some of the more specialised skills to obtain work involving research and development in government or private organisations, or they may go into education.
Specific areas of staff and postgraduate research are:
|Computer Graphics, e.g., curve and surface approximation techniques and the use of complex adaptive systems to construct geometric shapes. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing.|
|Computing and Education, e.g., analysis of the factors which determine the success of students studying computing, the development and effectiveness of e-learning technologies and the use of computer-based technologies such as robots to encourage school pupils into science and engineering disciplines. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing.|
|Data Management, e.g., appropriate use of spreadsheets and databases, the development of data transformation tools and data mining. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing.|
|Image Processing and its applications, e.g., scientific research and augmented reality. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing.|
|Neural Networks, e.g., use of neural networks to solve a wide range of problems. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing; Natural Resources Engineering; Cell Biology.|
|Simulation and modelling, e.g., to a wide range of systems including environmental systems, biological and ecological systems, industrial systems and transport systems. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing; Natural Resources Engineering; Cell Biology; Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty.|
|Visualisation, e.g., both spatial data such as weather patterns and non-spatial information such as commercial data. Contact Group(s): Applied Computing.|
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