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Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science at Oxford

Oxford e-Research Centre

Enabling innovation: from data science research to application

We are a multidisciplinary data science research and education institute, part of the University of Oxford's Department of Engineering Science. We research and implement innovative digital methodologies, information and computational solutions for academic research and industrial applications. The Centre provides a world-leading environment for over 50 staff, including academics, students, data scientists postdocs, as well as professional research software and knowledge engineers, who work together on interdisciplinary projects for the benefit of research and society.

Our impact-driven data science projects, products and infrastructure

What we do
  • Climate services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data management & reproducibility
  • Digital humanities
  • Energy digitisation
  • Internet of things
  • Language modelling 
  • Scholarly publishing & communication
  • Scientific computing
  • Visual analytics
How we do it
  • Informatics
  • Cloud computing
  • Machine learning & analytics
  • High performance computing
  • Software engineering
Oxford e-Research Centre researchers at Oxford Ideas festival IF

Our expertise spans across data science domains and technologies. Via a broad range of collaborations, we deliver novel methodological, technical, social and policy advancements across disciplines: physical sciences and engineering; arts, humanities and social sciences; energy and environment; the biological and medical sciences; as well as information and library sciences.

Our work is diverse and international. Our academics advise governments and other organisations on strategic data-drive decisions, work with policy makers on open and reproducible science agendas, consult for industry and publishers, collaborate with libraries and research communities around the world. Our academic staff run courses, training modules and events, as well as host and supervise under- and post-graduates, preparing the new generation of data scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs.

Participants at Narratives Through Data Event

Unlocking Musicology event 'Narratives through Data'

SKA radio telescope arrays, South Africa

SKA radio telescope arrays in South Africa. Image courtesy of SKA Organisation

Energy MSc Students at Sandford Hydro

Students on the MSc Energy Systems course visit Sandford Hydro

Infographic showing the impact of the Minas Gerais 2020 weather event. A workshop funded by the Met Office Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil focused on event attribution, a method which uses science to assess climate events and assign causes to them.

Philippe Rocca Serra at the Fairplus SME And Innovation Forum 29 January 2020 Hinxton

Dr Philippe Rocca Serra at the FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum, Hinxton

Participants at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Participants at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS)

David De Roure Keynote at Internet of Things Congress in Bangalore

Professor David De Roure gives the opening keynote talk at the Internet of Things India Congress in Bangalore (Image: David Murray-Rust)

The Lovelace musical machine at Oxford e-Research Centre

The Lovelace engine visits the Centre. This musical machine was build to celebrate the work pioneering computer scientist Ada Lovelace

Photograph of Janet Pierrehumbert by Ian Wallman

Professor of Language Modelling Janet B. Pierrehumbert. Photograph by Ian Wallman

MELD application Lohengrin Time machine landing page

Music Encoding and Linked Data (MELD) framework's ‘Lohengrin TimeMachine’, a digital companion to a musicological study of leitmotifs in Wagner’s opera.

Participants at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2019

Participants at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS)

Job opportunity. Are you an expert in #Physics #Mathematics #ComputerScience or #Engineering? We are looking for a Researcher in Many Core Algorithm Development for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which will be the world's largest radio telescope.

RT @SoftwareSaved: Get your Fellowship application in by 31 October! We welcome applications from people from a wide variety of backgrounds…

"We are ignoring the true cost of water-guzzling data centres". Article by Masaō Ashtine & David Mytton on the growth of hyperscale data centres and the issues & complications presented by their demand for water. @ConversationUK

RT @FAIRsharing_org: Join our workshop (in English) with and for @ITCenterRWTH researchers with presentations by @allysonlister and @Susan

RT @SoftwareSaved: Introducing our brand new monthly training round up. This month, we bring you opportunities of lessons in the Carpentrie…