We are a rapidly growing department with around 50 staff. This has increased from around 30 staff at the end of 2020 and our intention is to have around 60 staff by 2027. We have a new building and a vibrant research environment. Our research spans both the theory and practice of Computer Science, has strong interactions with a range of leading industrial companies, and forms part of cross-disciplinary activities and projects with collaborators within the University and around the world. We also have an active portfolio of impact activities and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) as well as a thriving postgraduate research community.
Our vision for impact is to have impact creation embedded within all aspects of our research, the promotion of a strong impact culture, a diverse portfolio of impact activities, and the involvement of many staff in impact creation.
Our vision for Computer Science research at Durham is to have well-formed and sustainable groups of researchers working together and producing excellent research so that these groups cover areas of research across the Computer Science research spectrum, interact with researchers and/or application domains within the Department, the University and beyond, and produce research and impact that helps to shape the discipline of Computer Science and/or benefit wider society at both a national and global level.
Our strategies are: