Research in the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
See below for a list of our research groups.
The Smart City
Group Leaders: Jaswinder Lota and Seyed Ghorashi
Investigating how future Smart Cities can be innovative by integrating information systems into the physical environment and the people living in it.
Areas of expertise:
- Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Information systems, cloud computing and big data technologies
- 5G/6G technologies
- Cyber-physical systems
- Environmental monitoring
- Signal processing
- Intelligent transportation
- Digital healthcare
- Simulation and modelling
Resilient Built Environment
Group leaders: Ravindra Jayaratne and Arman Hashemi
Exploring the capacity of individuals, systems and the physical environment to be resourceful, adaptive and robust.
- Designing systems that can adapt
- Innovative materials and construction
- Future trends in engineering
- Disaster risk reduction
- Sustainable urban development
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation
Culture and Environment
Group leaders: Anastasia Karandinou and Renee Tobe
Social and environmental resilience are key issues driving the research projects of this group. This research group looks into how political and social phenomena are depicted in visual arts and into how design responds to – and also leads – social, cultural, political change. Creative and transformative analysis and mapping of spaces and phenomena is key to our processes. Mapping and critically transcribing observations and information from one medium to another allows our analyses to be transformative and productive. Architecture, interior and spatial design, photography and visual arts address how we live, and apart from producing spaces and artefacts, they also challenge and propose new paradigms; they constitute a device to think and debate with.
- Creating buildings, artefacts and spaces that promote wellbeing
- Creative practice
- Social and environmental infrastructure
- Social resilience in cultural and environmental contexts
- Cultural engagement and sustainability
Group leaders: Saeed Sharif and Nadeem Qazi
Research focused on the development of automated, intelligent and applied solutions, creative AI emerging from artistic practices and the exploration of artistic practices working with AI and machine learning.
- Automation and digitisation
- AI and Intelligent Systems
- Digital and hybrid fabrication
- Information and cyber security
- Creative technologies
- Digital culture
Research Enhanced Learning and Teaching
Group leaders: Gaurav Malik and Rawad Hammad
Investigating pedagogic research across the disciplines in the School, involving students as participants in the research and enquiry process and investigating the rapid and widespread delivery of technology-enhanced learning, teaching and assessment.
- Affective pedagogy
- Innovative research-informed teaching
- Teaching-informed research
- Technology enhanced learning
Resilient Materials and Structures
Group leaders: Dr Salim Barbhuiya, Dr Jaya Nepal
Our research will focus on developing a strategy for resilient infrastructures composed of low carbon and energy efficient construction materials through laboratory, numerical and theoretical strategies and suggest guidelines for designers, policy makers, practitioners and researchers.
Centre of FinTech
In collaboration with the Royal Docks School of Business and Law (RDSBL)
Group leaders: Dr Julie Wall and Dr Iwa Salami (RDSBL)
The Centre has been created with the aim of creating a pipeline of FinTech talent that ultimately facilitates the global digital economy and will work in collaboration with industry partners who are part of the Strategic Development Board of the Centre.
Five main streams of focus:
- Outstanding research in FinTech
- Projects with commercial relevance
- Engagement with FinTech industry
- Policy and regulatory work
- FinTech education