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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Information and Communication Technologies)

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio in question is currently constituted.

Please note: this is a dynamic database reflecting the current grants portfolio by Research Area within a Theme. Therefore, the number and value of grants within a Research Area will not match exactly the thematic Research Area distributions given at EPSRC's portfolio.

Research AreaNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Algebra1 284,711
Analytical Science10 3,037,695
Architecture and Operating Systems30 7,861,844
Artificial Intelligence Technologies109 27,614,347
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics10 1,364,772
Biological Informatics12 1,973,482
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering4 94,848
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics1 109,982
Built Environment1 351,212
Catalysis1 869,937
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry2 341,699
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)13 3,813,683
Combustion Engineering4 1,268,042
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 869,937
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure6 1,624,414
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials8 915,439
Continuum Mechanics1 254,883
Control Engineering8 1,912,020
Databases10 3,079,428
Digital Signal Processing33 10,558,742
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 373,213
Electrochemical Sciences3 978,309
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 466,818
Engineering Design1 327,408
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics4 796,760
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics20 7,591,573
Geometry & Topology1 1,708,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology7 1,737,661
Graphics and Visualisation12 2,815,146
Ground Engineering2 764,235
Human Communication in ICT4 622,702
Human-Computer Interaction42 7,907,262
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems54 16,136,905
Image and Vision Computing46 15,042,696
Information Systems29 9,485,323
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena3 173,687
Logic and Combinatorics6 522,515
Manufacturing Technologies12 4,318,716
Materials Engineering - Composites6 670,199
Materials For Energy Applications2 1,397,742
Mathematical Analysis3 823,544
Mathematical Biology1 615,128
Mathematical Physics1 92,940
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)7 2,021,580
Microelectronics Design42 10,824,881
Microelectronics Device Technology61 18,567,750
Microsystems7 2,966,472
Music and Acoustic Technology17 5,174,383
Natural Language Processing24 6,130,970
Non-Linear Systems1 671,500
Nuclear Fission1 2,325,142
Numerical Analysis2 1,262,133
Operational Research6 2,470,305
Optical Communications22 14,704,188
Optical Devices and Subsystems45 29,366,111
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits57 40,887,765
Out of EPSRC Remit4 523,451
Particle Technology1 1,220,884
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems4 3,085,553
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing13 2,430,809
Photonic Materials24 9,678,196
Plasma and Lasers1 77,223
Programming Languages and Compilers30 7,977,411
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems15 8,446,251
Quantum Optics and Information6 1,137,425
RF & Microwave Devices41 18,208,466
RF & MW Communications37 11,321,724
Robotics24 11,799,272
Sensors and Instrumentation28 10,537,216
Software Engineering31 8,480,656
Speech Technology12 1,876,070
Spintronics6 2,433,075
Statistics and Applied Probability13 7,262,585
Structural Engineering2 4,168,523
Superconductivity1 94,049
Synthetic Biology1 53,870
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 1,110,644
Theoretical Computer Science53 22,101,331
Verification and Correctness40 10,044,101
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses18 3,120,315
Water Engineering1 386,522