The University of Brighton

The University of Brighton (UoB) is a community of 21,300 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. It has one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong reputation for quality research. We pride ourselves on pioneering new approaches with innovative and relevant research that addresses current issues and challenges. Research in Computing, Engineering and  Mathematics (CEM) aims to deliver a high quality foundation for the effective design, application and use of technology to advance social, cultural and economic development.

Our wide range of research applications is underpinned by a focus on impact delivery and validated in close collaboration with end-users as well as the national framework for the assessment for research quality. The Computing Division of CEM has research groups contributing to various research areas of Computer Science such as Software Engineering, Information Security, Visual Modelling, Computational Intelligence, Natural Language Technologies, and Interactive Technologies. The UoB participated in 39 FP7-funded projects across the Co-operation and People programmes, leading on 22 projects. Examples of these are 3D-COFORM (project number 231809), STYLE (project number 613526) and NEXT (project number 602235). The Secure and Dependable Software Systems Research Cluster produces work in the intersection of software engineering, security engineering and risk management. We have pioneered work in ontologies, languages, models, processes, methodologies and automated testing and optimisation techniques that consider security, risk, trust and privacy as an integral aspect of the software systems development process. Members of the research cluster have contributed to a variety of projects both at national and International level. Examples of such projects include Secure Tropos (Research Councils UK), Powerchex (Technology Strategy Board), JTrust (Research Councils UK), PANDORA (EU) and we have applied our theoretical research outputs to large set of critical application domains including health-care, governmental infrastructures, telecommunications, banking, and cloud-based systems.