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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 9,550,754
Artificial Intelligence Technologies111 28,530,059
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics10 1,364,772
Biological Informatics12 2,370,261
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)15 4,042,087
Combustion Engineering4 1,268,042
Complexity Science1 217,693
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 Engineering10 2,134,339
Databases10 3,079,428
Digital Signal Processing33 10,578,652
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics1 373,213
Electrochemical Sciences3 978,309
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)1 332,818
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 Nanotechnology5 1,550,250
Graphics and Visualisation11 2,499,080
Ground Engineering2 764,235
Human Communication in ICT4 622,702
Human-Computer Interaction43 7,952,698
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems53 15,641,863
Image and Vision Computing47 14,429,824
Information Systems28 9,234,081
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena5 1,049,025
Logic and Combinatorics5 522,515
Manufacturing Technologies14 5,066,226
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)8 2,110,569
Microelectronics Design38 9,889,728
Microelectronics Device Technology53 17,246,498
Microsystems7 2,966,472
Music and Acoustic Technology18 5,189,528
Natural Language Processing23 5,928,760
Non-Linear Systems1 671,500
Nuclear Fission1 2,325,142
Numerical Analysis2 1,262,133
Operational Research6 2,470,305
Optical Communications24 16,822,044
Optical Devices and Subsystems48 31,941,737
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits54 42,330,087
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 2,595,420
Photonic Materials26 9,981,878
Plasma and Lasers2 300,776
Programming Languages and Compilers31 10,069,723
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems15 8,446,251
Quantum Optics and Information6 1,137,425
RF & Microwave Devices43 18,520,104
RF & MW Communications33 10,339,688
Robotics26 11,989,863
Sensors and Instrumentation29 10,763,765
Software Engineering33 9,348,066
Speech Technology12 1,876,070
Spintronics6 2,433,075
Statistics and Applied Probability14 7,369,380
Structural Engineering2 4,168,523
Superconductivity2 134,114
Synthetic Biology3 2,893,945
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry1 1,110,644
Theoretical Computer Science55 23,070,909
Verification and Correctness41 11,790,024
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses17 3,048,128
Water Engineering1 386,522