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Awarded over £15 million in research grants in the last five years, we have a unique vision of computing research as an interdisciplinary set of practices, methods and techniques.
As a result, our research renews and invigorates computer science as a discipline through a range of unusual forms of engagement and activity: artistic works, musical performances, social science studies, alongside the more traditional peer-reviewed paper outputs.
96% of our academic research was judged 'internationally recognised' (2014 Research Assessment Exercise), of which 68% was classed as 'internationally excellent'. We are in the top 20 computer science departments in the UK for research intensity - and in the top four in London (Source: Times Higher Education Supplement).
Research groups at Goldsmiths Computing
EAVI (Embodied AudioVisual Interaction)
A research group broaching issues of whole body interaction, haptic feedback, and sound-image relationships. We carry out cutting-edge research across topics including motion capture, eye tracking, brain computer interfaces, physiological bio-interfaces, machine learning and auditory culture. EAVI website
A research consultancy working with business and cultural institutions to forge links between digital technologies and artistic practice. Goldsmiths Digital website
DARC (Data Analytics Research & Consulting)
A research group developing new techniques for gathering, analysing and presenting data. DARC website
IGGI (Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence)
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games & Games Intelligence trains the next generation of researchers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs in digital games. A collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of York, and University of Essex. IGGI website
Tungsten Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics
Research into semantics, automatic ontology generation and trend analysis. With our commercial partner Tungsten, we are working on a financial data analytics project to develop a fully functional state-of-the art spend analytics system. TCIDA website
CAST (Centre for Creative And Social Technology)
We're looking at how computers, media and social lives come together. CAST fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration around technology and its relation to society and creative practice. In particular it draws together social science and cultural research with computing research and arts practices. CAST website
The Department of Computing organises and hosts a wide range of conferences, lectures, performances and exhibitions including:
We welcome applicants for higher degrees by research in any of our areas of expertise and interest. Please contact our postgraduate tutor at pgtutor (@doc.gold.ac.uk).
MPhil & PhD in Computer Science / MPhil & PhD in Arts & Computing Technology / MPhil & PhD in Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence