School of Engineering and Informatics

Informatics

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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.

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Cyber hacking imageComputer Science student cracked smartphone ransomware in his final year

An ingenious student created a stir in the tech world before he’d even finished his BSc in Computer Science at Sussex.

Find out more about how Simon Bell managed to neutralise malicious software targeting smartphones and tablets.

Scots booed as rest of UK and Ireland got behind England at World Cup

Twitter users in Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and even France cheered on England at this summer's World Cup, according to analysis by a Sussex PhD student.

Find out more about Simon Wibberley's software that can analyse posts on social media to work out people's opinions.

Fellowship boosts Sussex scientist's brainpower research

A Sussex scientist has received a prestigious fellowship for his world-class research in creating artificial brain networks.

Read about Prof Thomas Nowotny's award of a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship.

As well as teaching and research in core aspects of computer science and software systems, Informatics at Sussex is internationally renowned centre for the study of artificial intelligence, bio-inspired computing, cognitive science, digital media technologies, and human-computer interaction.

Our teaching, student support and facilities are rated highly; for example, in the 2013 National Student Survey our degree courses achieved up to 94% overall satisfaction. Our teaching is informed by high quality research. In the most recent national assessment of research quality, Informatics at Sussex is in the top 15 in the subject nationally, based on volume of research activity rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We have strong links with industry, including a groundbreaking partnership with one of the world's leading financial services companies, and many applied research and consultancy contracts.

For more information please browse this site, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Prof John Carroll — Head of Department