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Data Innovation Research Institute

We use big data to provide research-led solutions to real world problems.

Our influence

Our institute is the university's hub for data science, encompassing research, teaching, High Performance Computing (HPC) and industry collaboration:



  • Data Science Academy (DSA)
  • Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs):
    • Data Intensive Science
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

High performance computing


We solve some of the issues and challenges faced by academics and key sectors as they tackle the growing issue of big or complex data.

Combining research expertise with professional partnerships, find out more about who we are and what we do.

See our range of interdisciplinary postgraduate courses, providing specialist education in data-intensive research methods.

Our research software engineers can work with you to produce cutting edge, high quality research helping you stay at the forefront of your domain.

Meet the people who are involved with the Data Innovation Research Institute

Latest news

Researchers prove that new supercomputers can compete with the mainstream

2 August 2019

Researchers evaluated the performance of ARM-based processors using complex simulations.

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Indonesian ambulance service

22 July 2019

A team of researchers, including DIRI director, Paul Harper, are set to address the development challenges facing emergency medical services in Indonesia after securing £559k in funding.

Data science

Training the data experts of the future

21 June 2019

Brand new Data Science Academy will make Wales a hub for leading tech graduates