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

Research excellence

We are ranked 7th in the country for our research outputs in computer science and informatics according to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

88% of our computer science and informatics research has been judged as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) overall.

Overall, Surrey has risen 12 places in the rankings since 2014 to 33rd in the UK for our research quality.

What we are researching

We have a number of research areas within each of our three research centres and groups. We also have our affiliated centre, the Digital World Research Centre.


View our research papers on the Surrey Research Insight website or take a look at our staff pages to see individual publications.


We have a range of research projects that our staff and students are involved with that will help impact the world around us and improve our way of life.