Informatics — the study of the storage, transformation and communication of information — has an enormous impact on our daily lives. It contributes to and draws on ideas from many other subject areas. Informatics at Sussex is at the cutting edge of this activity and maintains a traditionally strong interdisciplinary focus.

Informatics 2015/16 review - open the drop-down to reveal news stories

Below are some of the highlights, events, awards and activities this year; click to read the full story:

  1. Professor John Carroll explains why computers will never be 'like' humans
  2. Professor Maggie Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by AI
  3. This is '9D' television
  4. Sussex research brings 'smart hands' closer to reality
  5. Professor Anil Seth to speak about consciousness at the Royal Institution
  6. Anil Seth is the brains behind a neuroscience book for kids
  7. Welcome to the future: TV you can touch, taste and smell
  8. Palm skin could be turned into a touchscreen
  9. Anil Seth talks about AI on BBC Newsnight
  10. Judith Good - my parents passed on their intellectual curiosity
  11. Neural modelling: Abstractions of the mind
  12. The future of TV? How feely-vision could tickle all our senses
  13. Anil Seth explores what neuroscience can - and can't - tell us about consciousness
  14. The Sackler Centre and BSMS share results of a study which reveals why your brain makes you slip up when you are anxious
  15. Professor Thomas Nowotny explains that Google and Facebook's artificial intelligence programmes use special processors originally designed for running video games
  16. Professor Ann Light argues that companies are taking advantage of the concept of a 'sharing economy' for their own financial gain
  17. Dr Charlotte Rae (Sackler Centre) writes about new insights into why some people hallucinate
  18. Leading theory of consciousness rocked by oddball study
  19. World's first tractor beam invented by a team of researchers from Sussex and beyond
  20. Professor Anil Seth comments on an "impressive" computer reconstruction of a rat's brain
  21. Dr Judith Good is part of the team who developed a new app which will help people with Autism influence tech developments
  22. Dr Ron Chrisley comments on a new US study to try to come up with a measure of consciousness
  23. Third year Computer Science student produces winning work with an online teaching tool
  24. Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia, Lecturer in Interactive Graphics in Informatics, runs session at Brighton Digital Festival
Informatics 2014/15 review - open the drop-down to reveal news stories

Below are some of the highlights, events, awards and activities for the year; click to read the full story:

  1. Informatics student, Stefanos Karapatakis, finds children have better manners than robots
  2. Dr Marianna Obrist and her team bring the art of touch to the Tate
  3. Sussex researchers to 'programme a human' at live coding conference
  4. Sussex neuroscientist Prof Anil Seth reveals his ‘life scientific’ delusions for BBC Radio 4
  5. Ultrahaptics technology can transfer human emotions to your palm through air - Dr Marianna Obrist
  6. Informatics mobile network spin-out company wins Sports 2015 Technology award 'Best use of technology, by a venue, arena or stadium.'
  7. Informatics team develop app that analysises tweets
  8. Neuroscience researchers from Sackler Centre for Consciousness Sciene showcase their work at London’s Science Museum
  9. Government minister visits Sussex Innovation Centre to learn about the digital sector
  10. Researcher to present ‘girls better at programming’ findings at major IT conference
  11. Student Informatics student entrepreneurs win £2,000 bursaries for health, political and tech ideas
  12. Sussex academics to explore bees, brains and bubbles at Brighton Science Festival
  13. Feeling cold is contagious, scientists find
  14. Sussex neuroscientist to edit new OUP journal
  15. Neuroscientist’s book of illusions wins children’s science prize
  16. Sussex AI expert recalls her ‘light bulb moment’ for Radio 4
  17. How the fruit fly could help us sniff out drugs and bombs
  18. Brain scans reveal ‘grey matter’ differences in media multitaskers
  19. Signal-boosting stadium app shortlisted for national award
Informatics 2013/14 review - open the drop-down to reveal news stories

Below are some of the highlights, events, awards and activities for the year; click to read the full story:

  1. Computer Science student cracked smartphone ransomware in his final year
  2. Rediscovered Tudor play brought back to life by Sussex students and MTL
  3. Neuroscientists join major European project to develop artificial brain systems
  4. Quick thinking: New book explains the brain in 30-second chunks
  5. Funding boost to help make promising technology a business reality
  6. Heart in your hand? Neuroscientists discover a new illusion of consciousness

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