Consistently rated among the world’s best universities, Imperial College London has a reputation for excellence in research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. The Department of Computing is a leading research unit with an outstanding reputation in computer science and related interdisciplinary activities, and a long track record of funding through EC Framework Programmes. Imperial College London achieved excellent results in the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and ranks second in the UK Computer Science league table by ‘research power’, a measure that combines both quality and quantity of research.