Our research

UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering conducts world-leading research and is supported by highly competitive grant funding and industry sponsorship

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We are at the forefront of research across diverse areas including AI, data science, cyber-security and software and systems.

Our interdisciplinary and internationally recognised research focuses on improving technology, processes, tools and techniques to address key challenges facing society today.

Research groups

Our aim is to improve technology, processes, tools and techniques that will be useful in a vast array of industries. We work across cybersecurity, machine learning, computer vision, human-computer interaction and adaptive eLearning.

Research highlights

Some of our research highlights include our work in cyber security and visual analytics, which are making a big impact nationally and around the globe.


At UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering, our facilities are designed with multidisciplinary research in mind. We collaborate with our colleagues across campus to innovate new solutions to some of the world’s most complex issues.

Postgraduate research

Our research students produce a thesis that summarises the specialist training and research undertaken. The thesis nurtures their independent thought and critical analysis, effective communication and expert knowledge of the discipline developed during the degree.


Undergraduate research opportunities

Through our undergraduate research opportunities programs, more than 85 per cent of undergraduates enrich their education through engaging in frontline, academic-led research.

Find a research supervisor

If you’re considering a future in research but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. Our helpful database of research supervisors will make it simpler to find the right academic to guide your journey.  Search our list of UNSW Engineering postgraduate research supervisors.
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Research centres & institutes

Our researchers lead the Institute for Cybersecurity and the UNSW Artificial Intelligence Instititute. Learn about our multidisciplinary approach to research and how we bring together our expertise to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.