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Computer Networking

The group undertakes both pure and applied research in the general field of telecommunications and computer networking including computer networking technologies, wireless systems, networked multimedia applications, quality of service, mobile networking, intelligent buildings, context driven information systems and communication protocols. Much of this work is funded through research grants and supported by industry. In addition, members of the group are actively involved in a range of public engagement programmes which aim to raise the awareness of these subjects for the general public and in schools.

Research areas

  • Wireless technologies and sensor networks
  • Context and location based information systems
  • Intelligent buildings and energy monitoring
  • Communication protocols, traffic routing and quality of service
  • Network planning, traffic modelling and optimisation
  • Ubiquitous and ambient technology
  • Information security and computer forensics
  • Public Awareness

From the development of spoken language and early cave paintings, communications in all of its forms has enabled humankind and society to develop and prosper. The story of communications, how it functions, what its capabilities are and how it impacts on society is both a fascinating and exciting one. Given the significance of communications technology in today’s world we believe that it is important for people young and old to have an awareness of how the technology functions and what it can do for you.

Our goal is to raise awareness of communications technology across a broad range of age groups.Our activities and resources include:

This work is led by Computer Networking and Telecommunications researchers working in the Engineering Research Centre in the School of Computing, Science & Engineering at the University of Salford. We work in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, SETPOINT Greater Manchester and BT Connected Earth.