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Case Studies

Our case studies showcase academic research from across the Department that has had an impact on the world or local community, and feature some of our current academics, research staff, Alumni and students.

Professor David Clifton

A new era of Medicine - using AI to make a positive difference


Professor David Clifton leads the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab within the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford. He was recently appointed to the GlaxoSmithKline/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Clinical Machine Learning and an NIHR Research Professorship. Here he discusses how he strikes the right balance between AI theory and AI practice to build real tools for social good.

Begbroke Innovation District: a living lab for sustainable development

Energy / Sustainability

The development of the Begbroke Innovation District is envisioned as a ‘Living Lab’, providing the opportunity to model sustainable practices from energy use to community engagement, and biodiversity to building design.

Control Lab with Professor Harrison Steel

Transformative solutions to antibiotic resistance


More than 1.2 million people already die each year as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections*. But this number could soon rise dramatically: as resistance spreads, an increasing number of infections are becoming harder – and sometimes impossible – to treat as antibiotics become less effective.

Safe Inspection of Tall Buildings

Oxford Robotics Institute

Inspection of tall buildings is a major challenge for facilities owners. The Oxford Robotics Institute, part of the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford, has developed an entirely autonomous aerial system for mapping tall buildings.