Centres and groups
AI@Surrey brings together a cross-disciplinary network of centres and groups leading AI related research and applications.
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processings vision is to create machines that can see and hear to understand the world around them, enabling AI applications for the benefit of society. Research in the Centre has led to pioneering technology and award-winning spin-out companies in the biometric, communication, medical and creative industries.
Contact: Prof. Adrian Hilton
Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering Research Group (NICE)
Astrophysics Research Group
Surrey’s Astrophysics Research Group within the Department of Physics works on key problems from the smallest to the largest scales – including the formation of stars and galaxies, the evolution of the Milky Way, dark matter and dark energy, formation and evolution of supermassive black holes, sources of gravitational waves.
Contact: Prof. Justin Read
Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES)
Established at Surrey in 1992, CES is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development, and has significant influence on the development of industrial ecology, systems analysis for sustainability, and policies designed to help society to live sustainably.
Contact: Prof. Richard Murphy
Centre for International Intervention
The Centre for International Intervention, a research centre within Surrey’s Department of Politics, operates at the intersection of academia, government, private sector and third sector, providing a forum for research, discussion, and education around international intervention.
Contact: Dr Alex Leveringhaus
Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB)
Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)
Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)
CTS, within Surrey’s School of Literature and Languages, is focused on achieving an effect on the real world by integrating new technologies into the professional practice of translating and interpreting, and addressing changing communication needs in the light of global migration.
Contact: Prof. Sabine Braun
Digital Health Research Theme
The vision of the Digital Health Research Theme within Surrey’s School of Health Sciences is to lead collaborative research in order to create health technologies that are accessible for patients and their families; and to demonstrate evidence of improvements in health, well-being and social care outcomes.
Contact: Dr Jo Armes
Digital Visitor Economy Research Group
The Digital Visitor Economy Research Group, within Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, provides rigorous and critical scientific foundation to deliver value to the visitor economy of tomorrow. It focuses on the digital transformation in the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector, smart systems.
Contact: Prof. Caroline Scarles
Finance and Accounting
Contact: Prof. Bonnie Buchanan
Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre
Based in the School of Psychology, the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre brings together researchers from psychology, nutrition, food safety and management in order to address issues concerned with food and health, especially as it pertains to consumer behaviour.
Contact: Prof. Monique Raats
Hospitality and Tourism
To tackle the social, economic and ethical problems arising from the use of AI technologies across the sector, Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management – the leading School of its type in the UK – has launched several streams of research activity.
Contact: Prof. iis Tussyadiah
Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) and 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC)
Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group
The Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group, part of Surrey’s Department of Physics and Advanced Technology Institute, focuses on exploring and exploiting the interaction of light with matter. Its theoretical and experimental researchers study topics such as the effects of deformation, spin-dependent forces and gamma ray spectroscopy.
Contact: Dr Marian Florescu