School of Computing & Informatics has endeared itself to the vision of being a leading centre of excellence in research, research and development (R&D) and advanced education in computing; addressing national and regional needs for information and communications technology and product development.
Research at the School of Computing & Informatics  aims to develop innovative solutions to the country’s and region’s daunting challenges. These are geared towards addressing the Education needs of tomorrow (eLearning & mLearning), Agriculture (mAgric), Health (eHealth & mHealth, Bioinformatics), Financial Inclusion (Mobile Money), Natural Language Processing, Telecommunication, etc.
SCI’s research efforts are enhanced through collaborations  with leading research institutes and consortia globally.
All these have been encapsulated under seven (7) main Research Thematic Areas  as enumerated below:
Sub-themes: Open source, Mobile governance, Policy, Privacy, Innovative delivery of e-Gov services, modeling/simulation of infrastructure requirements (to match demand), Usability, etc.
2. Mobile Financial Services
Sub-themes: Financial inclusion, Policy and regulation, Security, Product development
3. ICT for development (ICT4D)
Sub-themes: ICT and Health / Health Informatics, ICT and Agriculture, ICT and Poverty, ICT and MSMEs, Policy for ICT4D
4. Human Language Technology (HLT)
Sub-themes: Language Resources, Novel Evaluation Methods, -Machine Learning for Language Processing, Spoken Language Processing, Machine Translation, Text Mining, Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining, HLT related policies
5. Technology Supported Learning
Sub-themes: Adoption, Learning support, Methodologies for design and development,
Policy issues, Quality issues, Impact assessment/ evaluation of e- and m-learning
Evaluation of learning, Collaborative learning and online learning communities
Corporate learning, E-Learning analytics, ICT in education management, Sustainability
Infrastructure issues, m-learning and e-learning for development
6. Distributed Systems and Networks
Sub-themes: Web-based technologies and applications, Service-based technologies and applications, Grid computing, Cloud Computing, Computer communications and Networking, Wireless Networks, Security, Internet and Web Technologies
Sub-themes: Bioinformatics, Health Informatics
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