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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 The techniques and systems developed have a wide range of potential applications including digitisation of historical documents, medical diagnosis, semantic tagging, segmentation of types of viewers and their behaviours, text mining and retrieval and data visualisation.

Forensic computing, digital investigation and Cyber security is another area of expertise supported by the centre both at the theoretical and application levels.

  • Actionable Knowledge Discovery and Semantic Web
  • Software Engineering and applications
  • Big Data, Data mining and Analytics
  • Image and document processing and analysis
  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Information visualisation and virtual environments.

Full Members

Dr Adil Al-Yasiri
Prof Apostolos Antonacopoulos
Dr Rob Aspin
Dr Julian Bass
Dr Chris H. Bryant

Dr Mohamed Saraee
Dr Farid Meziane
Prof Sunil Vadera

Research Fellows and Assistants

Christian Clausner
Allen Fairchild
Dr Shane T Montague
Christos Papadopoulos
Stefan Pletschacher
Dr Jia Wu

  • Temporal data mining,
  • Cost sensitive decision trees
  • Symbolic machine learning
  • Bayesian networks
  • Application of machine learning and data mining techniques
  • Semantic web
  • Natural Language Processing
  • 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 and Data Mining
  • Data visualisation
  • Visual information extraction
  • Computer security
  • Digital forensics
  • Software architectures and middleware
  • Smart environnements and ambient intelligence
  • Identity management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bio-inspired Optimisation Algorithms
  • Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Operational Research
  • Bioinformatics and Medical Statistics
  • Real-Time Malware Detection and Analysis in Mobile and IoT Systems
  • Detecting Software Vulnerabilities and 0-Day Exploits
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics
  • Software Defined Network (SDN) forensics
  • Big-Data Security and Forensics
  • Privacy Respecting Digital Investigation
  • Applications of Game-Theory in Digital Forensics and Analysing Cyber Security

Head of Research Group (Informatics)
Prof Farid Meziane
Tel: (0044) 0161 295 3699