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Department of Computer Science and Technology

 

The Department of Computer Science and Technology (formerly known as the Computer Laboratory) is the academic department within the University of Cambridge that encompasses Computer Science, along with many aspects of Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. At present there are about 300 undergraduate and 59 MPhil students. A further 100 postgraduates are engaged in research for the PhD.

We offer a world-class research facility combining theory with practical activities, and significantly advancing both the field and computing in the wider world. The Department sustains active research across the breadth of computer science and encourages the development of new technologies and applications. Professor Ann Copestake is our Head of Department.

Key elements of the Department's ethos are our focus on impact, and openness to working closely with both academic and non-academic organisations. 

Research themes
Our current research themes are:

Application areas
Our research is applied in a wide range of areas. Please see the Application Areas web page for more details of our work in areas including:

  • Climate & Sustainability 
  • Education 
  • Healthcare 
  • Human-Machine Interaction, and
  • Security