Doctorate Degrees in Computer Science

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Computer Science

Computer Science refers to the understanding and design of computers and computational sciences. It requires both abstract and concrete thinking in order to apply theory and practice to computing. There are many programs all over the world offering PhD in Computer Science programs.

Depending on the university, curriculum for a PhD in Computer Science varies. Some programs are only research based and some require coursework. Topics of study for a PhD in Computer Science may include information security, database systems, compilers, software engineering, and computational theory. For a PhD in Computer Science, research is usually conducted closely with faculty while candidates work towards completing their dissertation. PhD in Computer Science programs prepare candidates for work in universities, research institutions, or other private or public agencies.

If you are interested in advancing in a growing field, then a PhD in Computer Science may be the degree you are looking for. Take a look through the options below!

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PhD in Computing and Information Sciences

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

The doctoral program in computing and information sciences is designed to produce independent scholars, well-prepared educators, and cutting-edge researchers poised to excel in their work in computing and interdisciplinary academic or industrial environments. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. The doctoral program in computing and information sciences is designed to produce independent scholars, well-prepared educators, and cutting-edge researchers poised to excel in their work in computing and interdisciplinary academic or industrial environments. The degree highlights two of the most unique characteristics of the Golisano College: its breadth of program offerings and its scholarly focus on discovering solutions to real-world problems by balancing theory and practice.The program focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of cyberinfrastructure as applied to specific problems across multiple domains. It is a blend of intra-disciplinary computing knowledge areas and inter-disciplinary domain areas. Cyberinfrastructure Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is a comprehensive infrastructure integrating hardware, data, networks, and digitally-enabled sensors to provide secure, efficient, reliable, accessible, usable, and interoperable suites of software and middleware services and tools. Our doctorate program plays a leadership role in CI research by providing human-centered tools for the science and engineering communities. These tools and services focus on such areas as high performance computing, data analysis and visualization, cyber-services and virtual environments, and learning and knowledge management. Admission requirements To be considered for admission to the doctorate program in computing and information sciences, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Baccalaureate degree or its recognized equivalent. Since the program encompasses a wide variety of disciplines, students with diverse backgrounds (e.g., engineering, science, humanities, fine arts, business, and disciplines with sufficient computing backgrounds) are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have the following minimum course work requirements: one full year of study... [-]

PhD in Computer Science

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia Austria Vienna + 5 more

The Ph.D. in Computer Science, in line with the general philosophy of Doctoral Degrees, provides the student with the most advanced knowledge of Computer Science and Information Technologies and Communications. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Computer Science (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: The research and the writing up of the Ph.D. Thesis can be either in English or in Greek (the language is subject to the approval of the Supervising Team). Mode of Study: Full time/ Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: The Ph.D. in Computer Science, in line with the general philosophy of Doctoral Degrees, provides the student with: the most advanced knowledge of Computer Science and Information Technologies and Communications the most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice in the broad area of Computer Science competencies related to substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity Graduation Requirements The Ph.D. programme requires the completion of 180 ECTS out of which, 60 ECTS are allocated to the preparation of the research proposal, 90 ECTS are allocated to the research and writing up of the writing up of the Thesis and 30 ECTS for the defence of the Thesis. The minimum number of years for completing the Ph.D. is three (3) and the maximum number of years is eight (8). Learning Outcomes Ph.D. holders in Computer Science will: have deep understanding of the field and exhibit advanced skills and methods of research associated with the field be able to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process... [-]

MPhil / PhD in Games Computing and Creative Technologies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton China Beijing United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah Malaysia Petaling Jaya Manchester Salford Winsford Germany Horb am Neckar Zambia Lusaka Malawi Lilongwe London Wakefield + 17 more

This MPhil/PhD offered by the School of Business and Creative Technologies offers you an opportunity to focus your studies in an area that is of personal or professional relevance to you. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience you may register for an MPhil with the option to... [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. Games Computing and Creative Technologies specialisms - MPhil / PhD This MPhil/PhD offered by the School of Business and Creative Technologies offers you an opportunity to focus your studies in an area that is of personal or professional relevance to you. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience you may register for an MPhil with the option to progress to a PhD or register for the PhD directly. As well as regular meetings with your supervisors, there will be an annual review of progress by means of a formal submission to the school’s research committee. Subject overview The latest nationwide Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results, announced in December 2008, resulted in research work conducted at the University of Bolton being assessed as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The School of Business and Creative Technologies is developing a multidisciplinary research culture in the disciplines of computer games, computing and IT, and the creative technologies, and is collaborating with industry and other academic partners. Research topics Research activity in the school is vibrant and staff and research students work in a number of areas including machine-mediated communication and HCI, e-learning and e-commerce, relational agents, artificial intelligence, physical character animation modelling, emotioneering and biofeedback, sound engineering and computer game sound. Current large-scale research and enterprise activity within the school includes... [-]

PhD in Informatics and Computing

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 5 years August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The PhD INF program prepares graduate students to work in the transformative "fourth paradigm" of science and engineering, an interdisciplinary field relying on Big Data and advanced software, hardware, and statistics skills. [+]

The PhD INF program prepares graduate students to work in the transformative "fourth paradigm" of science and engineering, an interdisciplinary field relying on Big Data and advanced software, hardware, and statistics skills. After a streamlined five-year plan of study, graduates will be ready to be leaders in industry and government research labs, faculty and research scientists in academia, and entrepreneurs in cutting-edge informatics application areas. Graduates will make contributions to exciting projects that address critical areas of national need in bioinformatics, population health, environmental sustainability, ecology, software engineering, wearable computing, cyber-physical systems, and cybersecurity. Students' research and education are strengthened through broad collaborations with a variety of academic, government, and private entities. We accept students from broad formal educational backgrounds such as biology, ecology, computer science, electrical engineering, and statistics, however all students must possess sufficient mastery of key foundational areas in order to meaningfully engage in and contribute to original research. These areas include programming, data structures, software development methods, and statistics. Program faculty may require that students admitted into the program correct any deficiencies in these areas by enrolling in additional undergraduate or graduate courses. Available Emphasis Areas: Bioengineering Informatics - Emphasis Cyber and Software Systems - Emphasis Ecological and Environmental Informatics - Emphasis Health and Bioinformatics - Emphasis The doctoral degree in Informatics and Computing enables students to engage in a research-intensive course of study within a broad range of informatics and computing areas, including population health, bioinformatics, remote sensing, ecological modeling wireless sensor and communication systems,... [-]

PhD in Computing/Computer Science

European University Cyprus
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The doctorate degree in Computing/Computer Science provides the future PhD holders with the necessary skills and abilities to become successful academics demonstrating an excellence in research and making a significant contribution to the local and international research community in the field of Computing/Computer Science. Through a minimum of a 3 years period, candidates develop critical thinking, formulate their own opinions, acquire research culture, and become autonomous researchers able to plan, develop, implement and coordinate research studies as well as to reason and present their findings to the international scientific community. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. The doctorate degree in Computing/Computer Science provides the future PhD holders with the necessary skills and abilities to become successful academics demonstrating an excellence in research and making a significant contribution to the local and international research community in the field of Computing/Computer Science. Through a minimum of a 3 years period, candidates develop critical thinking, formulate their own opinions, acquire research culture, and become autonomous researchers able to plan, develop, implement and coordinate research studies as well as to reason and present their findings to the international scientific community. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives The Program aims to: Provide graduates with the opportunity to conduct research studies in the field of Computer Science Cultivate ethically-responsible research studies in the field of Computer Science Enhance the research capacity of Cyprus in the field of Computer Science Enhance the implementation of Computer Science – related innovation activities (research & development) in the industrial sector of Cyprus Contribute in the enhancement of the overall research culture in Cyprus Specific Objectives Specifically, the Program aims to: Provide opportunities for candidates to specialize in research topics related to fields of Computer Science research Provide candidates with the ability to formulate and evaluate Computer Science research questions by following appropriate research methodologies Develop the candidates’ technical writing skills which will allow them to produce high-quality research documents (scientific papers, dissertation) Develop the candidates’ presentation skills which will allow them to efficiently showcase research findings in scientific conferences Enrich and deepen the... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Informatics

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga Guimarães + 1 more

The Doctoral Program on Informatics aims at promoting excellence and research in Informatics and associated theoretical fundaments, providing high quality advanced training, based on own research, with international recognition. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Informatics The Doctoral Program on Informatics aims at promoting excellence and research in Informatics and associated theoretical fundaments, providing high quality advanced training, based on own research, with international recognition. The current study program allows a solid training of human resources in several areas of Informatics, which are able to take on autonomous scientific research, contributing to the progress of science, the deepening of technological evolution and the widening of its applicational spectrum. The program will endow students with competences, abilities and methods of research that assure the capacity to design, adapt and implement high level scientific research projects, according to internationally accepted quality and innovation standards. The course also aims to equip the industry sector with experts capable of responding to challenges and implement solutions, while prospectively contributing to the development of new business areas and opportunities. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 4 more

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society. The departments, which are in charge of doctoral education at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. At the moment there are four Centres of Excellence in Research at the departments of the School of Science designated by the Academy of Finland. The School of Science is also very active in the national Doctoral Education Networks. What can you study? Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in one of the following departments and their research fields: Department of Applied Physics Department of Computer Science Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Graduate as doctor in four years Doctoral education at the School of Science is based on vigorous basic research that forms a strong basis for teaching and both development and innovation activities. The most important part of the education is writing the dissertation in a strong research milieu. The theoretical studies that support the thesis work are tailored... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The doctoral program in computer engineering is designed to involve students in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture and high-performance computing, or microelectronics and VLSI systems. The research interests of the faculty in the computer architecture and high-performance computing area span computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. [+]

Program Overview The doctoral program in computer engineering is designed to involve students in cutting-edge research in the areas of computer architecture and high-performance computing, or microelectronics and VLSI systems. The research interests of the faculty in the computer architecture and high-performance computing area span computer architecture, parallel processing, cloud computing, and high-performance and grid computing. In the microelectronics and VLSI design area, the faculty's interests include the design and modeling of electronic and nanoelectronic devices and systems, microfluidic devices integrated with electronic devices, the design of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for sensors and for RF-MEMS devices, micro and nanoelectronic circuits with applications to sensors and biosensors, and techniques to develop CMOS Integrated sensors and their interface circuits using analog and digital circuits. Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering prepares students to learn and apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques using industry-standard computer-aided design tools. Faculty and students work together to explore solutions for photonic computing; create state-of-the-art advances in high-performance computing; and improve the reliability of cloud computing. The program offers up-to-date knowledge and skills in the advances of computer systems architecture and networking, as well as the rapidly-growing use of superscalar microprocessors, real-time embedded systems, VLSI and ASIC design modules, digital signal processors, and networked computing platforms. The program offers a flexible schedule that includes courses in the late afternoon and evening, as well as the ability to choose a thesis or non-thesis degree option. Students choose from... [-]

PhD in Computer Graphics and Image Analysis

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

PhD in Computer Graphics and Image Analysis [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. You need to demonstrate your English language proficiency by April 30, 2017, in exceptional cases by September 30, 2017. [-]

PhD in Computer Science

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2017 USA Potsdam + 1 more

The Department of Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. The program is designed to increase the student’s fundamental knowledge and to give the student guidance and experience in research. A graduate student pursues these objectives by taking advanced courses, participating in seminars, and carrying out and reporting on research projects. [+]

The Department of Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.  The program is designed to increase the student’s fundamental knowledge and to give the student guidance and experience in research. A graduate student pursues these objectives by taking advanced courses, participating in seminars, and carrying out and reporting on research projects. The department provides the advantage of close personal association between graduate students and faculty, giving special attention to individual needs and interests. PhD Curriculum
 The Ph.D. degree in Computer Science may be completed in a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years of post-undergraduate study. The basic degree requirements include completion of 90 credit hours including a minimum of 36 credits of course work, a minimum of six credit hours in research seminars, and an original doctorate thesis research project submitted as a written dissertation defended orally and approved by a committee of five Ph.D. faculty members, at least four of whom are members of the Clarkson faculty. Specific Course Requirements: Four required core graduate courses of 3 credits each (CS 541 Theory, CS 547 (Theory), CS 544 (Systems) and CS 545 (Languages)), one 3-credit course in each of four breadth areas (Theory and Algorithms, Computer Systems and Networks, Languages and Software Development, Artificial Intelligence and Applications) and four 3-credit research-oriented 600-level CS courses, six semesters of Computer Science Seminar (6 credits), and thesis research (1-10 credits per semester). A minimum of two years of study must be in residence at Clarkson. [-]

PhD in Computer Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time March 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Computer Science is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. The purpose of the PhD in Computer Science is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. A PhD in Computer Science is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Computer Science demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. The General Rules for Doctorates are applicable. In addition a minimum result of 65% is required for the preceding Master’s Degree. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Burlington USA Online

The PhD in Computer Science program is administered by the Graduate College. The Department of Computer Science has set up the policies and requirements for its PhD program on the basis of the policies and requirements of all PhD programs administered by the Graduate College. This document should answer most of the common questions about the PhD in Computer Science Program. However, all readers are encouraged to... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science The PhD in Computer Science program is administered by the Graduate College. The Department of Computer Science has set up the policies and requirements for its PhD program on the basis of the policies and requirements of all PhD programs administered by the Graduate College. This document should answer most of the common questions about the PhD in Computer Science Program. However, all readers are encouraged to consult with the Graduate Committee of the Computer Science Department as well as the Graduate College for further information. Uniqueness of Our PhD Program Doctoral programs are fundamentally different from Bachelor's or Master's degree programs. Like other programs, doctoral students gain a base level of knowledge through course work. The difference, however, comes with research. Whereas a Bachelor's or Master's student may undertake a research project, it merely provides a complement to the course work and is clearly guided by a faculty advisor. Doctoral research is the focus of a doctoral student's studies. Doctoral research is much more self-guided and exploratory than research done in the other programs. Future employers typically select doctoral students on the quality and originality of their thesis research, not their grades in course work. Reflecting this focus, the bulk of time and effort during a student's doctoral studies is spent on thesis research. In the last thirty-plus years, computer science has developed into a rich academic discipline. But computers and computation also play a key role in many research disciplines, including... [-]

PhD in Computer Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The PhD program in Computer Science of the GSSI aims to provide students with the main results, theories, techniques and methodologies regarding algorithms, models, languages, software and services to cope successfully with the challenges of the present and future Information and Communication Technology. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. The PhD program in Computer Science of the GSSI aims to provide students with the main results, theories, techniques and methodologies regarding algorithms, models, languages, software and services to cope successfully with the challenges of the present and future Information and Communication Technology. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four... [-]

PhD in Multidimensional Complex Analysis

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Research in multidimensional complex analysis at Siberian Federal University is about several topics. The overarching theme is the interaction between complex analysis and other areas of mathematics and physics. [+]

Research in multidimensional complex analysis at Siberian Federal University is about several topics. The overarching theme is the interaction between complex analysis and other areas of mathematics and physics. For example, methods and techniques of functional analysis are applied to the study of PDEs in domains of complex space. Algebraic geometry plays an important role in the study of distribution of complex algebraic and analytic sets and its applications in physics. Alternatively, analytic methods are used in the theory of algebraic and hypergeometric functions, in the description of the structure of discriminantal sets. Other examples include the study of multidimensional difference equations, analytic continuation of functions and sets. Programme Leader Professor Tsikh worked at the universities of Stockholm, Bordeaux, Berlin, Calabria (Italy), Armidel (Australia), Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm. Research interests: complex analysis, algebraic geometry, tropical geometry, signal processing, math- ematical physics (superstring theory, thermodynamics) Entry requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science; desired qualifications: good knowledge of mathematical analysis; an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Research... [-]

PhD in Computer Science & Information Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

We offer cross-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines, helping students become well-prepared engineers and researchers. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. Founded in 1981, the Department of Computer Science and information Engineering at National Central University initially offered a graduate degree only. After offering doctoral degree in 1988 and the undergraduate degree in 1992, the department quickly evolves and sets up a complete curriculum for computer science education and research. The department admits around 100 undergraduates, 100 students to the master program, 30 students to the part-time master program, and 25 students to the doctoral program each year. Our department has one of the most stringent academic programs in Taiwan. 
While placing emphasis on the core knowledge enabling students to apply their skills to many computer science and engineering disciplines, our program requires students participating in practical projects and provides numerous hands-on opportunities in collaborations with industry and government labs. We offer cross-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage innovation and collaboration across multiple disciplines, helping students become well-prepared engineers and researchers. Fundamental Courses & Professional Courses Network Performance Analysis: Queuing Theory Techniques and Algorithms for WWW (Information Systems) Wireless Multimedia System Advanced Data Structures Artificial Intelligence Advanced Algorithms for Distributed Computing Interactive Computer Graphics in Game Designs Information Retrieval and Extraction Intelligent Surveillance Machine Learning Computational Geometry Interactive Technologies for Rehabilitation Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Seminars for 2 semesters. Special Topics in Computer Science for 6 semesters Research Facilities & Lab Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition Lab Computational Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction Lab Distributed... [-]