Information Society research

An Information Society - where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political and cultural activity.

This interdisciplinary theme brings together Edinburgh Napier's cutting-edge research into big data; analytics; visualisation; and cyber-crime, to shape the digital future, connecting our expertise in the arts, creative industries, technology, life science and engineering.

ICE roomOur research in this area is inspired by both emerging digital opportunities and by a desire to promote and understand our existing information heritage.

The evolving threat of cybercrime has inspired research by our internationally recognised cyber-security lab to develop new training techniques. Meanwhile, the rise of social media has us asking questions about the way we create and consume information now and in the future.

Research projects, like the initiative promoting the work of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the work of our Intangible Cultural Heritage team ensures that both historic and contemporary Scottish culture created in our homes, pubs and streets is not lost in the digital age.

Business School research in employment, tourism, accounting and financial services contribute to understanding and improving the information society. Whilst School of Computing research into bio-inspired computing, networks, social informatics, data science, information visualisation and interaction design contributes to a deep understanding of people and technologies in the information society.

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