School of Informatics

Interdisciplinary research

The School contributes to a number of interdisciplinary research units, both within the University of Edinburgh, and beyond.

Informatics has strong links to and interactions with a wide variety of other disciplines.

Centre for Design Informatics

Design Informatics focuses on designing with data. The mission of the Centre is to inspire, equip and nurture a new generation of design-informatics researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs.

Centre for Neuroregeneration

An "Institute without Walls" within the University of Edinburgh, whose research and teaching interests span all branches of basic and clinical neuroscience.

Centre for Speech Technology Research

A multidisciplinary research group that undertakes application-oriented speech research. Its main work is in the areas of speech synthesis and speech recognition.

Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology

SynthSys represents an interdisciplinary research environment with members across many Research Institutes, Colleges and Schools, including The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and BioSS. Research aims to extend our understanding of genetic and chemical regulation in biological systems and to use this understanding to solve the challenges facing industrial biotechnology, clinical medicine, and agriculture.

Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology

Cyber Security & Privacy Research Network

The University of Edinburgh Cyber Security and Privacy Research Network is a multidisciplinary research network facilitating connections and collaborations across the University, linking researchers in Schools including Informatics, Design Engineering, Law, Maths, and Social Sciences including Government and Politics.

Cyber Security and Privacy Research Network

Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre has been established to help solve the extensive challenges of digital preservation and to provide research, advice and support services to UK institutions.

Digital Health & Care Institute

The Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) is a Scottish Funding Council funded initiative to bring together health, care and third sector professionals, academics and industry partners to work together innovating for societal benefit with economic advantage. The DHI has a business model that allows for the adoption of an agile, demand driven approach that enables the production and adoption of new products, services and processes grounded in new models of economics and work.

The DHI enables Scotland to seize the digital health opportunity, to scale its health and care services and company capability to meet the demographic challenge and to strategically position Scotland as world leading in the rapidly growing health and care markets worldwide.

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

Acts as a focus for the University of Edinburgh's work in high performance computing. The Centre's task is to accelerate the effective exploitation of high performance parallel computing systems throughout academia, industry and commerce.

The Farr Institute

The Farr Institute is a UK health informatics research institute established with £20M of capital funding. This investment will support the safe use of patient and research data for medical research across all diseases. The Institute’s independent research will support innovation in the public sector and industry leading to advances in preventative medicine, improvements in NHS care and better development of commercial drugs and diagnostics. Edinburgh will host the Scottish node jointly with the University of Dundee.

Human Communication Research Centre

An interdisciplinary research centre bringing together theories and methods from several formal and experimental disciplines to understand better how people communicate.

Institute for System Level Integration

A collaboration of four of Scotland's top universities - Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow and Strathclyde, the Institute undertakes research teaching and technology transfer in System Level Integration.

Robotarium

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Heriot- Watt University, are developing a joint robotics research centre in Edinburgh, the Robotarium. The Centre will explore the potential of robots and autonomous systems across a broad range of sectors including oil and gas, search and rescue, defence and manufacturing.

SynthSys

SynthSys represents an interdisciplinary research environment with members across many Research Institutes, Colleges and Schools, including The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and BioSS. Research aims to extend our understanding of genetic and chemical regulation in biological systems and to use this understanding to solve the challenges facing industrial biotechnology, clinical medicine, and agriculture.