Smart Internet Lab

The Smart Internet Lab, is an interdisciplinary activity that uniquely brings together more than 200 experts across the boundaries of communications and digital living research. Our research aims at addressing a key limitation with the current Internet, its inability to scale enough to support the demand and rapid changes in the way we consume Internet services. 

We provide a holistic approach to hardware and software co-design used to solve critical problems in the global Internet evolution. This is due to the fact that we are one of very few Universities that have expertise, and combined thinking, across optics, networks and wireless technologies, enabling us to bring together end-to-end, wired-wireless network design and optimisation.  

As a hub for internet research, we challenge the complexity of tomorrow’s world by fusing research expertise and innovation in a range of areas such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT) and eHealth.  

The Smart Internet Lab involves academics and researchers from the Communication Systems & Networks (CSN) Research Group, the High Performance Networks (HPN) Research Group, the Photonics Research Group, as well as, experts from other fields at the University of Bristol and its Research Institutes, working together to address grand societal and industrial challenges. 


Dimitra Simeonidou Director of the Smart Internet Lab

Our vision is to become a world leader in communications and digital living research. In the Smart Internet Lab we challenge the complexity of tomorrow's digital world by fusing expertise across the boundaries of wireless, networks, photonics and beyond.

Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou 
Director of the Smart Internet Lab