Our aim is to conduct research that leads to breakthroughs in innovation and strategic questions.  We bring together researchers from throughout the digital economy and focus on four key themes. 

Big data Computer forensics; data mining; data warehousing; information retrieval; intelligent network security; massive databases
Energy efficient and safe vehicles Engineering; human factors/ergonomics; maintenance and lean manufacture; material science; psychology
Informatics for business and manufacturing Databases; information systems; intelligent systems; maintenance and lean manufacture; psychology; usability/user experience
Technology-enhanced living Human computer interaction (HCI); human factors/ergonomics; psychology; usability/user experience

Drawing our research together under these themes allows us to clearly identify the ways in which clusters of researchers bring their different subject expertise together to tackle a range of interesting research problems in the digital economy.

 

REF2014 Impact Case Study Video - Sunderland Software City

 

Recent PhD research work has included automatically categorising emails; detecting interesting proteomic samples from large datasets and police data to be able to detect terrorist gangs.

Examples of life-changing research at Sunderland

Making better use of data in complex datasets read more ...

Promoting digital assistive technology for older people read more ...

Improving cultural understanding through informatics read more ...

Making vehicles safer read more ...

Integrating research project data from disparate sources read more ...