The School of Computing is a stimulating environment for research, particularly in the areas of localization, data analytics, software engineering, scientific computing and cloud computing. It currently has over 50 postgraduate research students and a wide range of funded projects at national and international level. The School is heavily involved in three of the five new world-class research centres recently lanuched by Science Foundation Ireland: the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, the INSIGHT Centre and the LERO Irish Software Research Centre.
Research is funded by national and international agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Higher Education Authority, Irish Research Council, Teagasc, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Department of Education and Skills, and EU Seventh Framework Programme.
The School enjoys close links with industry, evidenced in its extensive research collaborations with companies such as IBM, Google, Microsoft, Symantec, Intel, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Xerox, McAfee, Cisco, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs and Ericsson.