Research impact case studies
Research carried out by the University of Oxford's staff, students and alumni has made an enormous impact on the world over the centuries.
You can explore some of the more recent examples of how our community of computer scientists is contributing. These range from impact on business and policy to transport, the environment and health.
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Defence, aerospace and automotive embedded software.
Research at the University of Oxford aimed at enabling computers to understand and respond to complex human requests will underpin the next-generation world wide web and is already in use by GPs.
Project: DBOnto: Bridging Databases and Ontologies.
The University and Intel Corporation have developed new methods to check that electronic chips do what they’re meant to do, before they are manufactured.
A technology to enable secure volunteer computing in supporting international climate modelling.
Computer scientists at the University of Oxford are developing a way to predict which new drugs could cause heart problems.
Changing environmental circumstances and new energy-saving ideas.
A software tool developed at the University of Oxford is making computer-controlled devices and designs more reliable.
Participating in the 'Robot World Cup' is helping University of Oxford researchers create technology that will fashion our future.
Project: Robot Football
Analytical tools developed at the University of Oxford play vital roles in safety-critical and secure systems.
Protecting databases from internal and external attack.
A powerful query language for analysing large data sources.
DNA origami is a technique that is used to create nanometre–scale shapes by folding strands of DNA.
Project: Microsoft Research studentship & Veriware
Validation of Embedded Systems with Bit-Accurate Floating Point