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Informatics research centre


The Informatics Research Centre in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford builds on the history, success and achievements of the research in Computer Science and Information Systems developed at the University of Salford over the last thirty years.

Evolving around Data and Information in all their types and usages, the Centre covers all phases and processes from data pre-processing to engineering and visualisation. The Centre is developing novel methods and systems for the analysis and recognition of various data sets, learning behaviours and causal models. The techniques and systems developed have a wide range of potential applications including prediction of credit ratings, digitisation of historical documents, medical diagnosis, semantic tagging, segmentation of types of viewers and their behaviours, text mining and retrieval, intelligent scheduling, user modelling and data visualisation.

The research themes of the Informatics research centre include but are not limited to:

  • Temporal data mining,
  • Cost sensitive decision trees
  • Symbolic machine learning
  • Bayesian networks
  • Application of machine learning and data mining techniques
  • Semantic web
  • Inductive  logic programming
  • Ontologies
  • Document image analysis and understanding
  • Digital libraries
  • Document digitisation workflows
  • Video analytics for surveillance
  • Character recognition
  • Pattern analysis / recognition
  • Image analysis / understanding
  • Big data
  • Data visualisation
  • Visual information extraction
  • Computer security
  • Digital forensics
  • Software architectures and middleware
  • Smart environments and ambient intelligence
  • Identity management