Department of Informatics


We carry out internationally leading research across a range of areas in computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Our research spans the theoretical and applied, often crossing traditional discipline boundaries.

Our research is organised around the following four research groups:

Data Science
Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems
Foundations of Software Systems
Creative Technology

Our research often entails collaborations between the groups, as well as with other departments at Sussex and external academic, institutional and commercial partners. Funding for research projects comes from UK research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, ESRC, AHRC, MRC), Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), the European Union, charities, industrial contracts, and philanthropic donations.

Members of Informatics play leading roles in the following interdisciplinary research centres at Sussex:

Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR)
Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS)
Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science (SCCS)
Sussex Neuroscience

In the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, all aspects of our research environment were classified as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

See also

Case studies showing the breadth and impact of our work:

Sussex Neuroscience

We are a key part of Sussex Neuroscience, which represents the Neuroscience community across the University campus. 

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