Research and Development

KMi Research

We develop and integrate technology into human activities to support human and environmental needs and augment societal capabilities to influence and respond to changing circumstances. We believe strongly in the social justice mission of the OU, and conduct research in computing technologies for the social good.

Research Themes

Sustainable Development Goals

Socially Responsible Research

Aligning our research themes with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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Social Data Science

Studying online grooming, radicalisation, misinformation and misogyny

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Scholarly Information

Delivering credible scientific information to tens of millions of people each month

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Computing Research

Undertaking Distinctive, Leading Edge Research

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Biodiversity Citizen Science

Integrating AI into Citizen Science practice to take on challenges around biodiversity

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Smart Cities

The use of sensors and analytics to enhance city life and promote sustainability

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Distributed Ledgers & Blockchain

A decentralised technology which underpins the crypto currency Bitcoin

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Ideation and Deliberation in Society

Resolving complex problems by collective sensemaking, argumentation and deliberation

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Learning Analytics

Applying data analytics to student data to predict outcomes and flag issues

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Equality and Diversity

Diversity helps makes KMi both a successful institute and a highly motivating place to be

Latest Seminar
Mr Antonello Meloni
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, IT

Large Language Models for Scientific Question Answering: an Extensive Analysis of the SciQA Benchmark

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The Open University
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