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Research that pushes the boundaries of Computer Science

Here at Middlesex University we thrive on broadening horizons whilst generating new and innovative technology that can be applied globally.

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Our Computer Science academics take leading roles in collaborations with industry which plays an avid role in the technological development of society and gives students the opportunity to learn and experience new developments every day.

How our computer science department harnesses tech to improve people’s lives

Middlesex is home to the London Digital Twin Research Centre (LDTRC) and is a hub for loads of new exciting technologies? We’re extremely proud of the work our computer science academics do and how they effectively harness technology to have a positive impact on society. As a student at Middlesex, you’ll benefit from academic expertise, giving you a heightened learning experience and allowing you to think about how you can use tech to help make a difference.

Here are a couple of examples of our academics’ research in action:

Co-designing technology for people with downs-syndrome

Juan Carlos Augusto, Professor of Computer Science at Middlesex, has worked collaboratively with people with Down's syndrome to co-design technology that makes everyday tasks simpler for them. Working in an area known as Technological environments, the team looks at creating and testing technology. The European funded project sought to address specific needs, looking at making technology accessible for all.

"There are a few technological giants operating in this world, who basically focus on finances. Humans tend to come in second or third place. I think at universities, we have this moral duty to provide an alternative to that. We should be focusing on more inclusive opportunities." Juan Carlos Augusto, Professor of Computer Science

As many of our senior academics led these projects, you will be in a prime position for learning. You will have the opportunity to be involved in research projects at the LDTRC, allowing you to really push the boundaries of your learning.

Applying AI to medical research working with charities and the NHS

Professor of Vision Imaging, Xiaohong Gao, has been applying state-of-the-art AI technology to medical research projects in partnership with NHS hospitals and other institutions. The projects look to create a real difference to medical research.

Professor Gao and the team received funding for several projects:

  • AI in early detection of cancers (funded by CRUK)
  • AI in visualisation of HPV virus (funded by The Royal Society)
  • AI in Pathology (funded by CRUK)

If you’d like to read more about these projects please see the web pages:

By joining our global community as a student, you will have the opportunity to work with academics at the cutting-edge of tech-focused research and explore how your skills might contribute to making a positive impact on society.

Got questions about our research, tech facilities or want to learn more about what it’s like to study at Middlesex? Head to Unibuddy where you can chat to current students and academic staff.

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