We offer a unique combination of technology, statistics and mathematics to answer critical and operational defence analysis issues. Read more Read less

The Centre provides extensive capabilities for defence and security modelling, simulation, decision analysis and scientific computing. Our activities encompass education, research and consultancy, serving a diverse student, client and partner base. We work closely with the likes of the British Army , the UK’s Ministry of Defence, DSTL, and British Aerospace, as well as the wider defence industry, while retaining complete academic independence. Governments and industry alike value our analytical and technological expertise.

The Centre combines academic rigour, real-world applications and consultancy found in few other institutions. We are not just facilitators of exercises and wargames but have the expertise to apply our methods to wider industry, such as working with the Mercedes Formula 1 team.

Our team are an enviable mix of career academics who are deep experts in their fields and specialists with experience in the business and defence sectors, while our students are drawn from the international military and the UK defence industry; we also welcome applications from private individuals to join our programmes.

The Centre for Simulation and Analytics is led by Jeremy Smith and comprises three areas:

  • Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Operational and Decision Analysis.