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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) has developed extensive expertise in the area of drone policy in the United Kingdom, focusing on military and civilian uses of the technology, strategy and operability, ethics and legality, proliferation and regulation, and the future of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems.
Modern electronic communication and surveillance systems based on radar and other sensors rely on advanced signal processing algorithms and techniques for the extraction of information.
Big Data linguistic research is pioneering a new field in online child protection called Digital Persona Analysis (DPA), automating the process of detecting sexual predators online who masquerade as children.
New research is enhancing the development of portable neutron detectors, a crucial tool needed for detecting the illicit trafficking of radioactive material that could be used to make nuclear and dirty bombs.
With violent conflict the cause of thousands of deaths in Africa each year, new research explores the complexity of politics in Africa and the key role unofficial institutions play in responding to conflict and rebuilding states.
New research conducted with citizens in the UK and US has broadened our understanding of current attitudes towards identity management and how citizens will engage with new identity management technologies in the future.
New research that documents the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom helps us to understand the cause and solutions to confronting the issue of forced labour.
The human-centred approach to computer security developed at UCL has transformed the delivery of effective security by UK government and industry, forming the cornerstone of security practices in corporations around the world.
Global security has become more diffuse and irregular since the end of the Cold War. Europe’s role in regional and global security is marked by its ability to put agreements into practice through a larger security community consisting of European and North American states as well as key regional organisations.
More than 3,500 people were killed in the 30 years of the Northern Ireland Troubles compared with 2,996 people killed in a few hours on 9/11.
The development of chemical and biological warfare in Britain is surrounded by secrecy and controversy. Professor Brian Balmer’s research has made him a leading commentator on this aspect of national defence policy, and as such he has had a major impact on public and professional awareness and understanding.
UCL research supported the development of the 2011 Strategy for the UK Research Computing Ecosystem, recommendations from which have informed government decisions to set up an advisory E-Infrastructure Leadership Council and to allocate £354 million to improving the UK’s high-performance computing capabilities and wider infrastructure.
A groundbreaking name classification tool is used by healthcare organisations and local government to deliver targeted services to specific ethnic groups, and in ACORN, the major commercial geo-demographic classification service. It is used to create an online and physical tool to engage the public with ideas of identity and genetics.
New research explores how cities in Europe and the Middle East have been shaped by ethic, religious and national conflicts helps us to understand what role these cities can play in transforming the conflicts that surround them.