Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Research Group

Nature presents the best example of how to solve complex problems efficiently and effectively.

The main objectives of our group are to develop computational models and algorithms inspired from natural intelligence found in physical, chemical, social and biological systems, and to solve practical problems arising from various engineering fields related to health, security, energy and environment.


We adopt a bi-directional research strategy consisting of a top-down, objective-driven approach and a bottom-up problem-driven approach with three themes formed around these strategies.

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There are undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD computer science courses available that our group members are involved with.

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Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey