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School of Computer Science

About the school

Our links with industry giants like Microsoft, Sony and Electronic Arts ensure that our courses stay industry standard, relevant and up to date with the latest tech and teaching.

Computer Science degrees at Hull include all the essentials like software engineering and development, computer games and graphics programming. And are taught by researchers who are rated among the best in the UK.

Our specialist facilities include high performance computing, 3D visualisation, 3D printing and robotics labs.

All our Computer Science undergraduate courses offer the opportunity of a placement year in industry between the second and third year, as a recognised part of your degree.


Research in the School of Computer Science

Our computer science research was independently assessed to be in the top 30 for research impact*.

Specialist areas include computational science; computer gamification; dependable intelligent systems; robotics and artificial intelligence; and simulation and visualization.

Research strengths

Virtual Augmented Reality and Simulation

We focus on the application of augmented, virtual and mixed reality, simulation and visualization environments to solve end-user problems. We also develop the new tools, techniques and theories needed for their construction.

Our particular strengths in underpinning technologies stem from work on novel systems and algorithms for modelling, simulation and rendering – and expertise in building, validating and integrating innovative display modalities.

Our community

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So much more than just a degree

University isn’t just about your lectures – there are loads of activities to get stuck into, from robot-building to race-against-the-clock Hackathons.

See what our Computer Science and Technology students get up to

Expert advice from experienced alumni

From getting your foot in the door, to rising through the ranks, graduate Francisco Inacio - Lead Programmer on Squad - on how to succeed in the gaming industry.

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Real world experience

Get practical experience on year-long industrial placements at places like Microsoft and IBM to graduate career-ready.

See what you could do on an industrial placement

Try for yourself

Watch: Join Professor John Murray and students Joules and Martin for an on-demand Computer Science session to find out more about studying at Hull.

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Our people

The school is a vibrant community of extremely talented staff and students, who collaborate to craft some incredibly creative work.

staff members in the School of Computer Science, arranged alphabetically by last name

PhD students

PhD students in the School of Computer Science
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Koorosh Aslansefat

Dream: Data-Driven Reliability-Centered Evolutionary and Automated Maintenance for Offshore Wind Farms

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Steven Balding

Robotic Colonies with Distributed Reasoning and Ambient Mapping

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Joyjit Chatterjee

Transparent and Intelligent Decision Support for O&M Fo Wind Turbines

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Trung Dang

Deep Learning and Sentiment Analysis for High Frequency Stock Prediction

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Albert Dulian

Collision Response with Deep Reinforcement Learning

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Ashley Fairburn

Smart Management and Scheduling for Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

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Daniel Fleming

Reducing Environmental Complexities of Domain-Specific Languages

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Simon Grey

Gamification in Learning and Teaching

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Matthew Hartley

Applying Machine Learning for Bird Migration Forecasting Using Radar Scans

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Hayley Hatton

Modelling and Optimisation of 3D Printing

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Syed Kazmi

A Dynamic Approach to Risk Stratification of Patients with Heart Failure to Improve Risk Prediction

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George Lacey

Using Artificial Epigenetic Models to Develop Modularity and Transparency within Biologically Inspired Connectionist Architectures

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Athanasios Retouniotis

Model-Connected Safety Cases

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Annika Schoene

Investigating Recurrent Neural Networks and Knowledge Graphs for Fine-Grained Emotion Detection in Textual Social Media Data

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Luis Torrao

Gamification of the Arts

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Warren Viant

Simulation of Smoke and Fire

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Nkesi Wechie

Applying Deep Learning to Educational Data Mining

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Declan Whiting

Safety and Security for Autonomous and Connected Systems

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Onatkut Dagtekin

Machine Learning for Modelling Water Safety

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Robert Adams

Self-Configurable Robotic Control and Navigation

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Francis Kambili-Mzembe

Applying Virtual Reality to Supplement the Secondary School Curriculum in Malawi

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Anjum Muneeb

Parasitic Energy Harvesting and Robotic Metabolism for Long-Term Autonomy

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Yangyimin Xue

AI for Improving Information Workflows in Circular Plastic Economy

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Chang Yingxiu

Autonomous Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance for Drones Using Embedded Devices

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Computer Science Facilities

When you join us, you get access to the latest industry-standard facilities. High performance cloud computing systems, 3D projection, VR devices, laser scanning, motion capture, humanoid robots … It’s all here. And it’s all for you.


* Research Excellence Framework 2021.