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Data Science Research Group (DatSci)

DATSCI is led by Professor Bruce Graham and is a group of inter-disciplinary scientists exploring, developing, and applying brain-inspired computational techniques, search and optimisation methodologies to a range of real-world data-driven problems.

Cognitive data science and optimisation

Our research focuses on real-world problems. It addresses data-centric problems of national and institutional importance, including the underlying ethical and privacy issues.

Techniques are derived from operational research, heuristic optimisation, machine learning and cognitive science. Application targets include financial technologies, industrial and cloud resource scheduling, health and social care, biological, environmental, sports and clinical sciences etc.

Security and networking

Part of our research explores data-driven security (including cyber-security), networking and systems.

We address associated challenges of safeguarding anonymity, and preserving privacy, trust and security.


  • Ahsan Adeel
  • Andrea Bracciali
  • Sandy Brownlee
  • Lee Christie
  • Jozsef Farkas
  • Bruce Graham (group leader)
  • Saemundar Haraldsson
  • Simon Jones
  • Mario Kolberg
  • Jingpeng Li
  • Paul McMenemy
  • Gabriela Ochoa
  • Leslie Smith
  • Kevin Swingler

Current projects

  • Auditory processing
  • Automated software engineering
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cognitively-inspired multi-modal hearing aids
  • Heuristic optimisation for scheduling
  • Healthcare and homecare
  • Home and mobile networks
  • Image processing for disease detection
  • Intelligent scheduling and planning
  • Optimisation and search methodologies
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Sentic computing

Contact Data Science Research Group


Professor Bruce Graham

Computing Science and Mathematics
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