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Computer Science Research Centre

Cutting-edge research at the interface between art, design and computer science

The RCA’s Computer Science Research Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre in design-led computer science, exploring areas including robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and advanced visualisation and simulation. 

Established in early 2020, the Computer Research Centre is industry-facing, design-driven, led by Dr Ali Asadipour (Academic Lead).

The Computer Science Research Centre will not only provide significant and long-lasting benefit to the RCA but also for the wider research community by pioneering the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design, mathematics) agenda. Injecting scientific disciplines into a mix of creative ones will lead to innovative new discoveries.

Staff across the College’s Schools and research centres have a history of winning grant and industry funding for design and computer science collaborations, including projects that explore design-led approaches to human interactions with digital technologies, artificial intelligence and immersive technologies, design for complex systems, visualisation and simulation, and digital economy projects. 

MPhil/PhD Programme

The Computer Science Research Centre MPhil/PhD programme welcomes postgraduate students from a wide range of cross-disciplinary backgrounds to address strategic needs in priority research areas, such as Computer Graphics and Visualisations, Smart and Interactive Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, and Information Systems.