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Computing Science and Mathematics:
our research

Our academics investigate novel and effective approaches to real-world problems in complex systems. We explore the interdisciplinary connections between computer science, mathematics, life sciences, social sciences and management.

We collaborate with leading academics in other disciplines and other universities, key stakeholders in business and the public sector. 

We are part of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, pooling initiatives in research and exchanging knowledge.

We receive research funding from:

  • UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Medical Research Council
  • Biological and Basic Sciences Research Council
  • Natural Environmental Research Council
  • European Union FP7 Programme
  • other funding agencies
infographic: 95% of our Computing Science and Mathematics research

95% of our Computing Science and Mathematics research

was graded as 'Internationally Excellent’ or ‘World-leading’

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

What we offer research students

We welcome PhD students into a stimulating research environment which delivers high quality theses.

Guidance is provided by supervisors as well as the Stirling Graduate School. Supportive yet formal progress monitoring is made through meetings and regular reports. Our PhD students are active attendees in our research seminar programme, and they participate in the annual PhD student conference. Students are encouraged to publish from the second year of their programme.

Infrastructure and Facilities

We operate a computing service with two computing staff and one non-computing technician, to give all researchers strong technical support.

Two computer clusters are used purely for research, providing a total of 104 cores. In addition, our teaching laboratories can offer up to 350 cores. Further capability is provided through access to the ArchieWest system (Strathclyde).

We have three special-purpose laboratories specifically for research projects. The first houses an audio lab, with robotics equipment and includes a communications systems lab. The second provides a realistic small residential environment for Home Care and Healthcare projects. Our third provides high performance equipment for pursuing computationally intensive heuristics research.

Library and IT support include a dedicated science-librarian on information-seeking tools.

Research Collaborations

The division is strongly engaged with a wider research community. Close collaborations with universities, industry, commerce, and the public sector are important to us. Our research portfolio is almost entirely interdisciplinary, involving strong collaborations with other subjects. The division has a wide and diverse network of collaborations across the UK, Europe and the world.

Supporting a vibrant postgraduate community

We have a successful community of PhD researchers and doctoral students. Study with us and you'll join a community of natural scientists. The Stirling Graduate School will support you in carrying out your research.

Connect with Computing Science and Mathematics

Computing Science and Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK

+44 01786 467421
+44 01786 464551


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