Data Science Research Centre

Data is all around us. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, and 90% of the data in the world today has been generated in the last two years. But very little of that data is used to its full potential. We deliver a range of services to help researchers and organisations make better use of the massive volumes of raw information they gather. We have expertise in cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, data visualisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) and distributed computing. The Data Science Research Centre is exploring pioneering ways to manage, process, analyse and obtain intelligence from this data for maximum impact. 

Our cutting-edge expertise helps businesses and public sector organisations save time and money through smart decision-making. 

Our aims

The Data Science Research Centre (DSRC) is based in the University’s STEM Centre at Markeaton Street. It features high-performance computing facilities and a state-of-the-art Data Visualisation Laboratory. The centre aims to play a leading role in the region and nationally in research and development, teaching and training. The DSRC's mission is to:

To develop a research environment clustered around data by developing novel algorithms, platforms and tools covering the whole spectrum of data analysis, from capture to cleansing and analysis to visualization. The centre aims to work with industrial partners to develop impactful and real-life applications based on solid theoretical foundations.

The Data Science Research Centre evolves around all aspects of data and is composed of four interconnected clusters. We work closely with our partners in the industry in areas that include rail, manufacturing, biomedical and the environment. Our aims are:

Join us

We work with businesses, organisations and other research disciplines to help them gain insights from their data, streamline processes, anticipate problems before they arise, and target customers and clients more effectively.

Our researchers draw on the latest innovations in data analytics, the Internet of Things, complex networks, machine learning and artificial intelligence. We have helped hospitals and local authorities, businesses from the financial sector and major engineering companies.

We also offer facilities for researchers from other disciplines to use advanced computing techniques so they can glean key insights from the data generated through their own research projects. And we mentor the next generation of data scientists through opportunities for PhD and postdoctoral research.

If you are interested in working with us on a research degree, or want to make use of our research expertise, please contact Professor Farid Meziane.