Our school is leading education and research in secure and people-friendly technologies that benefit our increasingly connected and data-rich world.
Technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and human-machine interfaces, are vital for businesses and communities to thrive. Our work revolves around the need for computer-based solutions that are secure, effective and people-orientated.
We're home to research groups that deliver industry and community-based solutions in human-computer interaction, information security and data science.
In an increasingly complex and fast moving world, the School of Computer Science conducts fundamental and applied research into helping people with differing abilities interact effectively with data, keeping data secure, transferring and storing data efficiently, and analysing data to produce new insights.
Our major research partners include:
- the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
- the Centre for Data Science
- the Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child
- Games Research and Interaction Design Lab
- Trusted Networks Lab
- Inclusive Technologies for People of Diverse Cognitive Abilities
- Acoustic Observatory
- Open Ecoacoustics
- numerous individual research projects with a variety of academic and industrial organisations.
Knowledge gained from our research projects also informs our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching courses.
Academic and postdoctoral researchers within the school undertake research projects funded by the Australian Research Council, Cooperative Research Centres and government and industry partners.
Research interests include eco-acoustics, enterprise system software re-engineering, interfaces for users with special needs, geodetic data analytics, human-computer interaction psychology, trusted data sharing in distributed networks, natural language processing, large-scale data analytics, text mining, cryptography, immersive technologies, bioinformatics, parallel programming, secure networking, software security, and wearable technologies.
Learning and teaching experience
Study computer science to develop expertise in software development, networked systems, information security, intelligent systems, user experience and more.
With its central city campus at Gardens Point, QUT has been the leading provider of information technology education in Brisbane for many years. The School of Computer Science offers undergraduate courses in information technology, data science and games and interactive environments, as well as Masters level degrees and Doctoral research projects. It has a strong emphasis on practical and applied technologies. Undergraduate IT students all undertake final-year projects with one of the school's numerous industry partners.
Our research partnerships
We're working with you to find solutions to your problems. Reach result through a collaborative partnership with our experienced research experts who make active contributions to their fields.
News and events
A team of Brisbane scientists led by QUT’s Dr Nathan Boase has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense global grant to investigate a new method to prevent emerging viruses like COVID-19 and Monkeypox from being able to spread through human cells during new pandemics.
QUT and heavy equipment supplier Hastings Deering have joined forces to advance emerging data science technologies to build better returns for customers, partners, and investors alike.
A large installation made of sugar will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition focussed on the hidden connections between people and their environment opening at QUT Art Museum on July 5.