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 Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. We research and implement innovative digital methodologies, information and computational solutions for both academic research and industrial applications. Founded in 2006, the Centre provides a world-leading environment for over 50 staff, including six academics, students, data scientists postdocs, as well as professional research software and knowledge engineers, who work together on interdisciplinary projects for the benefit of other researchers and society.

Research and Education

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

  • Cloud computing
  • Machine learning & analytics
  • High performance computing
  • Software engineering

Our interests and expertise span across a variety of data science domains and technologies. Via a broad range of partnerships and collaboration, we continue to deliver novel methodological, technical, social and policy advancements within and across disciplines: from the 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 research relies on interdisciplinarity, for example through digital methods from one discipline being applied in another.

Our work is highly 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 industries and scholarly publishers, collaborate with libraries and research communities around the world. Our academic and senior staff run and contribute to 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.

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

Unlocking Musicology event 'Narratives through Data' July 2019

Students on the MSc Energy Systems course visit Sandford Hydro

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

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

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

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