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UAL Creative Computing Institute


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New knowledge for computer science, creative industry and the arts.

CCI research explores the application of cutting edge computer science in the creative industries and the arts.

Our computational research creates new and valuable applications for developing technologies. We want to shape future technologies through creative thought.

The Institute's research focuses on 3 key themes:

  • Creativity, Machine Learning and AI
  • Human Computer Interaction and Platforms
  • Big Data and Digital Citizenship

We welcome PhD applications in relation to these broad themes.

Research at CCI

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    Credit: Photography: Ana Escobar Photography: Ana Escobar, UAL Creative Computing Institute
    Research degrees

    Find out more about our PhD programme and how you can benefit from studying with our world class computational researchers.

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    Designing a feminist Alexa. UAL Creative Computing Institute.
    Research projects

    We are working with partners such as The Institute of Coding, Google, The Welcome Trust, Sony and Others. Learn more and get involved.


Professor Mick Grierson, Research Leader

Research staff

  • Anna Troisi
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    Anna Troisi  

    BSc Creative Computing, Course Leader

  • Louis McCallum
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    Louis McCallum  

    MSc Data Science and AI for the Creative Industries, Course Leader

  • Phoenix Perry, UAL Creative Computing Institute
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    Phoenix Perry  

    MSc Creative Computing, Course Leader

  • Peaks Krafft
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    Peaks Krafft

    MA Internet Equalities, Course Leader

  • Image of Murad Khan speaking into a microphone
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    Murad Khan  

    UAL Diploma and Graduate Diploma in Creative Computing, Course Leader

  • Stella Doukianou
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    Stella Doukianou  

    BSc Creative Computing, Senior Lecturer

  • Charlotte Webb
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    Charlotte Webb

    Online Courses, Senior Lecturer

  • Jane Harris
    Jane Harris
    Jane Harris  

    Director of Research and Innovation (Stratford)