Data science, computing and maths research

The Department carries out research on a range of topics in the fields of data science, computing and maths. 

Researchers in the Department are currently focused on the following areas:

  • Big data approaches to identifying genes that make microbes more dangerous by increasing the frequency or severity of disease, or by conferring drug resistance;
  • Implementing computational tools for analysing thousands of microbial genomes;
  • Developing statistical theory for joint Bayesian and classical hypothesis testing.

Research highlights