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Digital Environment Research Institute

Queen Mary's Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) brings together world-leading researchers to drive new multi-disciplinary research into data science and create innovative applications using digital technologies.

About DERI

The newly created Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) is the centre of digital, data science, and AI research at Queen Mary, bringing together experts from across our Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Our researchers create new knowledge and share impactful results to support UK leadership in the digital space. We collaborate with academic and industry partners worldwide, and host regular seminars, workshop and sandpit sessions to foster ideas and innovation in digital and data science.

DERI sits within an outstanding digital research ecosystem with strong linkages to the Alan Turing Institute, the University Enterprise Zone and East London’s Tech City, a vibrant cluster of high-tech companies.

Research themes

We continually review our research themes to ensure they align with our academic expertise and remain relevant for wider society.

Some of our current research themes include:

We are also exploring emerging themes, such as:

  • Trustworthy AI
  • Data science for the environment and sustainability
  • Fintech
  • Digital humanities

Get in touch

If you're interested in finding out more about DERI or partnering with us, we'd love to hear from you.

Email us