Computing - Delivering Innovative Research


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Summary of the research at the Dept. of Computing at the University of Surrey. Presented at "Implementing Future Networks, Content and Services with Secure and Efficient Systems." At the University of Surrey 20th Sept 2010

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Computing - Delivering Innovative Research

  1. 1. Department of Computing Delivering Innovative Research into Industry Paul Krause Professor of Software Engineering and Director of Research (Computing) Wednesday, 22 September 2010
  2. 2. Structure of Department Formal Methods and Security - high-integrity systems development - formal analysis of security protocols - multimedia security Digital Ecosystems - understanding and leveraging the impact of digital technology on industry and society - “Green IT” Naturally Inspired Computing and Engineering - developmental and cognitive neuroscience - computational intelligence and machine learning - cognitive systems and robotics Wednesday, 22 September 2010
  3. 3. where is the proof? • StAR project in early 1990s helped grow Lhasa Ltd from 6 people to 85 – AI techniques for toxicological risk assessment – Current KTP is helping Lhasa develop its next generation of products • Bayesian Networks for software defect prediction with Philips Electronics – Set a new benchmark for predictive accuracy – BN technology now being used under a KTA project for GHGe prediction in the agricultural sector • Genetic algorithms for design optimisation with Honda – Used to optimise the “wings” on the (last) Honda F1 car – now available as a design resource at Surrey Wednesday, 22 September 2010
  4. 4. Big Projects • OPAALS – Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic digitaL ecosystemS – EU Funded 4 year project, 15 Partners, 9M Euros • ERIE: Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems – A 6 year, £4M project involving Computing, Mathematics, Sociology and the Centre for Environmental Strategy • MILES: Models and Mathematics in Life and Social Sciences – A 3 year, £0.8M project involving Computing, Mathematics, Sociology and Microbial Sciences – The combination of the last two projects makes us part of a world class centre in the modelling of complex adaptive systems. Wednesday, 22 September 2010
  5. 5. And smaller ones • Memset – Carbon neutral data centre • SWT – Travel replacement and social computing for business effectiveness • Department of Computing – First academic department in the country with wireless access (2001) – Access Grid node (2005) – Innovative video conferencing for research and education (next) Wednesday, 22 September 2010
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  7. 7. Can IT be “Green”? I=PxAxT global Impact = customer base (Persons) x spend per person (Affluence) x impact per unit spend on that Technology Wednesday, 22 September 2010
  8. 8. Security Technologies: Digital Rights Management Bush Ad Uses Doctored Image detected by October 28, 2004 LA Times Wednesday, 22 September 2010
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  10. 10. In Summary • Key capabilities include – Cloud computing and virtualisation – “Green IT” – Machine Learning and Context Modelling – Agile development of innovative web services • Strong track record in applicable research and knowledge transfer Wednesday, 22 September 2010