Department of Computer Science


We are involved in a broad range of research areas within the department and across the University.

Research Groups

Affiliated Research Centres

Research in the department of computer science

The Department has a strong research culture and a growing research profile, and we have won several prizes, including the University Voting Systems Competition System Design award in 2007, and the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation in Engineering Security award in 2006.

We have a tradition of exploitation and practical application, and we enjoy strong research links with industry. We have a vibrant and active PhD community, and regularly host research visitors and speakers. The Department runs an annual PhD conference series since 2003.

Our reputation

SJTU Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in Computer Science 201220132014 and 2015:
Top 10 in the UK
Top 150 in the world

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF):
60% of research by Department of Computer Science rated world-leading or internationally excellent
Surrey has risen to 22nd place among 106 institutions for ‘Research Power’