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.

Our research

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:

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.

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Our staff

Professor David Lovell
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Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Computer Science
Research field
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Professor Richi Nayak
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Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Computer Science
Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Computation Theory and Mathematics
Library and Information Studies
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Professor Paul Roe
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Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Computer Science
Research fields
Distributed Computing
Computer Software
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Professor Glen Tian
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Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Computer Science
Research fields
Distributed Computing
Computation Theory and Mathematics
Computer Software
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Associate Professor Xavier Boyen
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Associate Professor
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School of Computer Science
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Associate Professor Ross Brown
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Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Computer Science
Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Other Information and Computing Sciences
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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.

Our partnerships

News and events

23 May 2022

Brisbane scientists awarded US funding to help fight new viruses like COVID & Monkeypox

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.

23 May 2022

QUT and Hastings Deering dig deep on new data partnership

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.

19 May 2022

Environmental devastation and the power of microbes given artistic expression

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.

Contact us

Contact the School of Computer Science for more information on our courses, research and staff.