Artificial Intelligence

Join us to work on AI research that addresses global challenges

Play a leadership role in developing applied or theoretical AI research in our areas of strength, and also discover innovative applications.

Read below to find out more about your new home of research or get in touch with an Advanced Materials professor today.

For an informal discussion about Artificial Intelligence research at Manchester Metropolitan, please contact Professor Liangxiu Han.


Working with a range of industries like precision agriculture, healthcare and smart cities, our overall goal is to solve real-world problems for a future sustainable society.
Professor Liangxiu Han

Our research strength

Artificial intelligence research is a major investment priority for the University and is led by our Centre for Advanced Computational Science (CfACS).

Based in our Faculty of Science and Engineering – a large community of research-led science and technology educators – CfACS is home to more than 90 researchers.

Here, we organise our work into groups for data science, machine intelligence, human-centred computing, smart infrastructure, and computational fluid dynamics.

In REF 2021, 86% of our outputs in Computer Science and Informatics were rated as world leading and internationally excellent, and we’re continuing that success.

Opening in 2023, our new £115m Science and Engineering building offers you cutting-edge facilities to grow our capability, supporting our strategy to increase the power of our AI research and accelerate its impact.

Current initiatives

We deliver work through extensive partnerships with businesses, industrial partners, local authorities, NHS Foundation Trusts and policymakers.

As part of our AI strategy, we’re harnessing the full potential of our leadership of the £12m Greater Manchester AI and Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry initiatives – working with SMEs to introduce new products and services in areas like disease detection and autonomous vehicles.

Our expertise in data science and big data analytics includes Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-funded and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded research into precision agriculture and healthcare innovations.

Meanwhile, our researchers in machine intelligence are at the forefront of efforts to understand the interface between ethics and AI, and our researchers in human-centred computing are using AI to develop new products that detect and ameliorate conditions such as dementia and diabetes.

In 2021, we launched a partnership with the Northern Care Alliance and built an ‘AI for Health’ platform that brings academics and clinicians together on medical research, and we have a joint AI laboratory with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA).

Hear from our professors

One the great things is that there are minimal barriers to cross-disciplinary working here, making it incredibly easy to collaborate with colleagues across different faculties.
Professor Dominic Medway
This is a ‘can-do’ place for academics. We choose people who bring new thinking and new ways of working to help solve the grand challenges that society faces.
Professor Tim Cable
Joining Manchester Metropolitan has been a great move for me. It's brought me into contact with wonderful, supportive colleagues and the most creative and innovative educational research community I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
Professor Nicola Ingram