From Smart Homes to Cybersecurity, WINTS aims to link science and society to provide sustainable solutions to real-world problems.

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Launched in September 2021, this new multi-disciplinary centre brings together world-leading expertise from across the Department of Digital Technologies, the wider University and external partners to undertake research and knowledge exchange projects within applied mathematics and computing and their engineering applications.

Promoting cross-disciplinary research linking science and society, WINTS seeks to make a positive impact on society and industry by providing sustainable solutions to real-world problems within our areas of expertise. 

Our areas of expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Combinatorics
  • Computational Methods
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science and Statistical Analysis
  • Digital Forensics
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Game Theory
  • HCI and Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Surrogate modelling
  • Software Engineering
  • Smart Homes
  • Topology
  • Vehicle Dynamics

Dr Mamadou Bah and Prof. Maria Burke at the launch of the University of Winchester's Numerical and Technology Solutions (WINTS) centre Sept 2021

WINTS Convener Dr Mamadou Bah and Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Prof. Maria Burke at the WINTS launch

Centre aims

• To establish a proven research pedigree, including collaborative work with industry and national, European and international research initiatives.
• To become a research hub for emerging vehicle dynamics research: world-wide predictions of wheel misalignment and design of alerting systems that suit all types of vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions, in partnership with RL Automotive.
• To further the University’s Strategic partnership with the NHS, to set-up a Winchester-based platform for medical applications of computer modelling.
• To become a centre of excellence for large data analysis, statistical modelling and computation to explore ways to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in line with the University's Strategic Vision 2020-2030 and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2020-2030.
• To produce world-class research in relation to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of Technological Solutions.
• To stimulate research-driven teaching practices, both to bring research impact into the classroom and to develop innovative practices for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Background image by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels, representing computer hacking.


Meet the team

Management Team

Dr Mamadou T. Bah (Convener), Reader in Computational Methods and Mathematical Modelling

Dr Ben Sanders, Head of the Department of Digital Technologies

University of Winchester members

Academic staff members

Dr Claire Ancient, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Dr Sakib Anwar, Lecturer in Economics and Finance

Dr Abdul Badwan, Lecturer in Computer Systems and Innovation

Dr Jorge Bruno, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Steve Cross, Lecturer in Digital Media Development

Dr Richard Gunton, Lecturer in Statistics

Prof. Tim Hall, Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Studies

Dr Plamen Ivanov, Lecturer in Economics and Banking

Wioleta Kijewska, Lecturer in Mathematics

Dr Jing Lu, Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics

Dr Paolo Pareti, Lecturer in Computer Science

Dr Pireh Pirazada, Lecturer

Dr Adriana Wilde, Lecturer in Computer Science and Cyber Technology

Paul Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media (Design and Technology)

Student members

Mason Hammond
Abbie Shaw
Sk Hassan Mahathi
Matt Hoare
Chloe Davis
Petros Terzis

External members