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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 Systems31 9,407,086
Artificial Intelligence Technologies108 32,653,831
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics9 1,324,367
Biological Informatics11 2,452,752
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)17 4,218,887
Combustion Engineering4 1,268,042
Complexity Science1 217,693
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry1 869,937
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure5 1,543,514
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials8 915,439
Continuum Mechanics1 254,883
Control Engineering12 3,098,782
Databases14 4,899,935
Digital Signal Processing32 10,696,365
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 Inorganics17 5,784,213
Geometry & Topology1 1,708,266
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology5 878,480
Graphics and Visualisation11 2,499,080
Ground Engineering2 764,235
Human Communication in ICT6 672,503
Human-Computer Interaction46 8,280,881
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems48 16,000,583
Image and Vision Computing50 16,719,608
Information Systems36 11,657,291
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena7 1,185,198
Logic and Combinatorics3 375,320
Manufacturing Technologies14 5,066,226
Materials Engineering - Composites6 670,199
Materials For Energy Applications4 1,566,622
Mathematical Analysis3 823,544
Mathematical Biology2 712,296
Mathematical Physics1 92,940
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)8 2,110,569
Microelectronics Design35 12,015,639
Microelectronics Device Technology48 17,427,961
Microsystems6 2,905,822
Music and Acoustic Technology17 5,100,875
Natural Language Processing23 5,861,713
Non-Linear Systems1 671,500
Nuclear Fission1 2,325,142
Numerical Analysis2 1,262,133
Operational research9 2,745,492
Optical Communications23 16,752,169
Optical Devices and Subsystems45 26,499,933
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits54 35,574,707
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 Computing15 4,012,423
Photonic Materials28 11,023,010
Plasma and Lasers3 340,437
Programming Languages and Compilers38 11,071,203
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems12 8,103,507
Quantum Optics and Information8 1,394,617
RF & Microwave Devices45 18,325,302
RF & MW Communications31 10,446,581
Robotics27 12,828,437
Sensors and Instrumentation35 11,551,984
Software Engineering39 9,717,006
Solar Technology1 23,050
Speech Technology12 2,402,692
Spintronics8 2,532,806
Statistics and Applied Probability14 7,369,380
Structural Engineering2 4,168,523
Superconductivity2 134,114
Synthetic Biology3 2,893,945
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry3 1,326,863
Synthetic Organic Chemistry1 253,580
Theoretical Computer Science55 23,109,253
Verification and Correctness42 11,820,635
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses16 2,701,747
Water Engineering1 386,522