The Digital Forensics Laboratory is interested in the use of computational methods in solving forensic problems and cybercrime. Our research encompasses Personalisation, Data Mining, Ensemble Modelling, Machine Learning, Case Based Reasoning, Text Mining, Embedded/Real-time Systems in Distributed Systems, Mobile/Ad-hoc/Sensor Network, Event Sequencing, Pattern Recognition, Digital Watermarking, Steganography and Steganalysis, Image Analysis, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Source Device Identification, Social and Criminal Network Inference, Digital Forensics Readiness. We have been quite successful in attracting external research funding from industry, EU and national funders such as EPSRC, Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society.
Our work has involved inter-disciplinary collaborations with academics and industrial partners from UK and abroad. Our recent collaborators include the University of Sassari (Italy), the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), the University of Cagliari (Italy), Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), University of Adelaide (Australia), Curtin University of Technology (Australia), Chinese Academy of Science (China), Northerneast University (China), Hunan University (China), Nankai University (China), EURECOM (France), University of Salzburg (Austria), Michigan State University (USA), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Technische Universiteit Delft (The Nethelands), Bogazici University (Turkey), Centre For Science, Society and Citizenship (Italy), Warwick Law School (UK), Department of Psychology (Warwick University), Forensic Pathways Ltd (UK), XLAB d.o.o. (Slovenia)Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ministry of Justice, West Midlands Police(UK), Servizio Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni (Italy), Procura della Repubblica di Genova (Italy), Thales Communications SA (France).