Digital Information Research Centre

The Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and applicability of computer science, to enable internationally-leading work in the field of computer science. The Centre provides an inclusive and outward looking environment for research development, fostering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research to achieve maximum impact on culture, society and industry.


DIRC is organised around three non-exclusive research themes: Communications, Vision and
Security. Across them, staff conduct research in the following areas: 


  • 5G/6G networks and mobile infrastructure
  • Wireless & multimedia communications
Vision research at Kingston University


  • Visual surveillance and augmented/virtual reality
  • Medical imaging


  • Cyber and network security
  • Private and public place security

Research Groups

Within the Research Centre are the following Research Groups:

Members and past members


Past members

  • Dr Luluwah Al-Fagih
  • Dr Nabajeet Barman
  • Dr Mark Barnard
  • Dr Olga Duran
  • Professor Tim Ellis
  • Professor Les Hatton
  • Professor Robert Istepanian
  • Professor Graeme Jones
  • Dr Nabeel Khan
  • Professor James Orwell
  • Professor Paolo Remagnino
  • Professor Sergio Velastin

Contact us

For more information, please contact Centre Director Professor Christos Politis.