The Department of Digital Technologies is an exciting new department blending Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence with Digital Media Design and Development, Computer Aided Design, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.View content
WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
The Department of Digital Technologies is an exciting new department blending Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence with Digital Media Design and Development, Computer Aided Design, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mathematics. We have invested £50 million in state-of-the art facilities which will include specialist labs for Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Software Engineering and Enterprise Networking, as well as Digital Innovation, VR/AR and 3D Motion Capture.
The Department has a growing portfolio of Digital Media and Computer Science Related programmes on offer.
Our students have access to a wide range of specialist software and tools in order to gain necessary skills to develop innovative, and data-driven solutions to solve complex IT/Digital problems involved in the protection of data, systems and cyber security.
Students will have invaluable networking opportunities with industry professionals and opportunities to work on client-based projects to increase experience and develop dynamic online professional portfolios to showcase their achievements to future employers.
The Department also houses a range of Mathematics Programmes. The BSc (Hons) Mathematics and BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Finance programmes are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), providing students with the first stage of educational training necessary to gain the Chartered Mathematician Designation with the IMA.
The Department of Digital Technologies offers a variety of programmes in:
- Computer Science
- Cyber Security
- Data Science
- Digital Media
- Computer Systems
- Software Engineering
Meet the team
Head of Department
- Dr Claire Ancient, Lecturer in Computer Science
- Dr Abdul Badwan, Lecturer in Computer Systems and Innovation
- Sam Barker, Lecturer in Digital Media Development
- Rob Blofield, Lecturer in Digital Media
- Steve Cross, Lecturer in Digital Media Development
- Prof. Tony Curtis, Professor of Knowledge Exchange
- Prof. Denise Hewlett, Professor of Knowledge Exchange
- Dr Jing Lu, Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics
- Debs Wilson, Senior Lecturer Digital Media Design/Practice
- Paul Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media (Design & Technology)
- Kerry Steele-Jones, Lecturer in Digital Media
- Dr Mamadou Bah, Lecturer in Computational Methods and Mathematical Modelling
- Dr Jorge Bruno, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
- Dr Richard Gunton, Lecturer in Statistics
- Suparna De, Lecturer in Computer Science and Networks
- Adriana Wilde, Lecturer in Computer Science and Cyber Security
- Stella McKnight, Senior Lecturer in Business Management and Director for Employer Partnerships
Research and Knowledge Exchange in Digital Technologies
Expertise and research interests
We have particular expertise in:
- Applied computing
- Cyber security
- Data analytics
- Artificial intelligence and robotics
- Computer Aided Design (Spatial Design: Interiors & Landscape, Product, Packaging, Exhibition and User Centred Design)
- Design Thinking
- UX, UI & UC Design
- Digital design multi-platform content creation
- Digital media development web, apps & prototyping
- Heritage Interpretation Design
- Augmented & Virtual Reality
- 3D Visualisation
- General Topology
- Computational Neuroscience.
- Pluralistic metrics for sustainable development
Postgraduate research supervision
We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision or use the Find an Expert search bar below.
Research and Knowledge Exchange Centres
Centre for Information Rights
The Centre for Information Rights (CIR) is based in the Department of Law, Economics and Accounting and Finance in the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies and linked with the Department of Digital Technologies. CIR recognises that the term 'information rights' spans a wide range of live issues, including: machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the 'Internet of Things', information sharing, freedom of information (FOI), privacy, data protection, cyberlaw, intellectual property, e-disclosure and Government open data.
Centre for Enterprise, Design and Innovation
The Centre for Enterprise, Design and Innovation (CEDI) is focussed on building collaborative networks with the highly innovative creative and digital industry sectors. The University’s four academic development themes of Student Engagement, Technology, Design & Innovation and Employability provided the impetus for the creation of the centre, linking University and student activities with creative, innovative and design-led organisations.
Research, Teaching and Knowledge Exchange facilities
The University has been investing heavily in dedicated new teaching and RKE facilities.