We are living in a digital age where all of our lives are impacted and challenged by digital technologies and information sciences, from cyber security and AI, to social media, games and visual effects, to digital libraries, archives and records.

This department’s research addresses and explores this through our research groups in Computational Intelligence and Visual Computing (CIVC); Information Management and Data Analytics (IMDA); Network Systems and Security (NetSyS), our Digital Learning Laboratory and the Northumbria Social Computing (NorSC) Lab.

Prospective PhD students: Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD or MSc by research exist in all the areas identified above. All of our current PhD opportunities are listed here. Further information may be obtained from The Graduate School or by contacting Dr Nauman Aslam in the department.

Visiting scholars: We welcome visiting academics - please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Shaun Lawson, in the first instance.

To access research outputs in this area and others, please visit Northumbria Research Link.

Click each research area below to find out more about our work: