Doctorate Degrees in Computer Science

Compare 38 PhD Programs in Computer Science

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 Imaging Science

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

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. [+]

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. Candidates for the doctoral degree must demonstrate proficiency by:

Successfully completing course work, including a core curriculum, as defined by the student’s plan of study; Passing a series of examinations; and Completing an acceptable dissertation under supervision of the student’s research adviser and dissertation committee.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in imaging science, candidates must: Hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or one of the natural sciences. (Because imaging science encompasses a wide variety of scientific disciplines, students with diverse backgrounds are accepted into the program. Exceptional students from other fields may be accepted.) Have completed courses in calculus, university physics (one year), modern physics, and a computer language. Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Submit official transcripts from all previous course work. Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well-qualified to judge their abilities for graduate study. Submit an application for graduate study. ... [-]

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,... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. 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... [-]

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering (Energy Technology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. The PhD program aims to develop the skills needed to identify research issues related to a practical application, to formulate an original research plan that addresses some of those issues, and to independently create a computing-related solution. [+]

Make your input really count as a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Traditional computer science research covers the hardware and software of computer systems and their applications. Computer science programs at HKUST emphasize an integrated approach to the study of computers and computing methods to collect, process, analyze and transmit information to support relevant and useful applications in modern life. Computer science is still a young field. The world is only just beginning to realize the potential of information technology. The Department and its programs prepare students to meet the exciting challenges that await and to generate new advances in computing that will fuel future progress. The PhD program aims to develop the skills needed to identify research issues related to a practical application, to formulate an original research plan that addresses some of those issues, and to independently create a computing-related solution. Research Foci The Department's research involves many different areas: Artificial Intelligence Machine learning, data mining and pattern recognition, knowledge representation and reasoning, robotics and sensor-based activity recognition, multi-agent and game theory, and speech and language processing. Data, Knowledge and Information Management Large-scale data management, modeling and distribution encompassing web query processing, information retrieval and web search, data mining, enterprise systems, high-performance data management systems on modern computers, and database support for science applications. Human-Computer Interaction Augmented reality, multi-touch interaction, crowdsourcing, multimodal communication, affective computer, visual analytics of big data, intelligent interface for robots, E-learning, healthcare and e-commerce. Networking and Computer Systems Pervasive... [-]

PhD in Computer Science

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 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. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 System Lab Image Processing... [-]

PhD in Computer Engineering

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

The Ph.D. programme in Computer Engineering offers to its graduate students opportunities in specializing in areas on which scientific and technological advances has increased recently, such as software engineering, algorithm analysis and design, parallel programming, computer networks, mobile applications and web services. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. The Ph.D. programme in Computer Engineering offers to its graduate students opportunities in specializing in areas on which scientific and technological advances has increased recently, such as software engineering, algorithm analysis and design, parallel programming, computer networks, mobile applications and web services. The medium of instruction is English. Why Computer Engineering Ph.D. Programme at KHAS? Upon the completion of the Ph.D. programme, our graduates continue their careers in academia or industry, where they can tackle open and challenging problems in computer science and engineering, equipped with a research- as well as application-oriented background which covers the sub-disciplines of computer engineering widely and their own specialization area deeply. [-]

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 Applied Informatics

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and businesses. Both are prepared to become research workers. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. PhD in Applied Informatics The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing, ambient intelligence. The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and businesses. Both are prepared to become research workers. Entrance Requirements for the Candidate The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialised in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of informatics the candidate is required to design simple database applications, to have good knowledge of CASE tools, principles of programming, basic tools for decision making support, general knowledge of modern information and communication technologies, systems approaches and analysis. Also we demand active command of English and passive knowledge of one other foreign language. Organization The studies follow common Study and Examination Rules of the doctoral study programme. Specific organisational problems, which may occur, are discussed here in greater detail. The study programme is outlined in such a way that students of each of the two mentioned fields of study attend the compulsory common basics consisting of four subjects: selected questions on the theory of economics general systems theory statistical and mathematical methods in management information and knowledge systems The student takes on at least two other subjects in addition to this common basic which are close to the chosen field of his or her studies. Graduation Requirements 180 credits or more oral... [-]

PhD in Scientific and Technical Calculations

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

The field is related to mathematical modelling namely, it procures a correct problem approximation and numerical solution on a computer. Therefore, computational mathematics has broad practical applications in natural and technological sciences, and also in economics, banking, medicine, etc. [+]

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. Information on the exercise of graduates Computational mathematics involves mathematical research in areas of science where computing plays a central and essential role, emphasizing algorithms and numerical methods. The field is related to mathematical modelling namely, it procures a correct problem approximation and numerical solution on a computer. Therefore, computational mathematics has broad practical... [-]

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 Science

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Campus Full time 5 years November 2017 Macau

Our curricula are based on a solid foundation with a balanced coverage of theory and practice, and undergo frequent update to keep the content current. we have also been gradually increasing the use of English as the medium of instruction. Our mission is to train students to become IT professionals who are hardworking, responsible, and good team players, with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the development of our local and regional societies, and to be able to survive in the increasingly competitive global market. At FIT, students will not only gain knowledge but more importantly understand the principles and importance of life-long learning. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Science Computer Technology and Application This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of computer technology and application. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in computer technology, training students to master the research methods in computer technology. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in field of computer technology. Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. Electronic Information Technology This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of electronic information technology. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in electronic information technology, training students to master the research methods in electronic information technology. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in the field of electronic information technology.Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. Space Information Technology Space information technology is a multidisciplinary major of information technology and space science. This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of space information technology. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in information technology and space science, training students to master the research methods for analyzing of space science data. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in the field of space information technology.Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. For Curriculum details, please refer to: http://www.must.edu.mo/en/fi-en/programme/doctoral-degree-programme/study-plan [-]

PhD in Computer Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 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. [-]

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 and Engineering

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of information technology, including especially the areas of information systems, computer-based systems and computer networks, computer graphics and multimedia, and intelligent systems. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. Computer Science and Engineering Abbreviation: DVI4 Programme: Computer Science and Engineering Faculty: Faculty of Information Technology Academic year: 2016/2017 Profile of the branch: The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of information technology, including especially the areas of information systems, computer-based systems and computer networks, computer graphics and multimedia, and intelligent systems. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Key learning outcomes: Graduates from the doctoral study programme are trained to independently work in research, development, or management. They are able to solve and/or to lead teams solving advanced conceptual, research, development, or production problems in the area of contemporary information technology and its applications. They can be engaged to work on creative tasks, to lead research and development teams, or to work in management of companies or organizations whenever there are required abilities to work in an independent and creative way, to analyze complex problems, and to propose and realize new and original solutions. Graduates from the doctoral study programme can also teach and/or scientifically work at universities. Branch supervisor: prof. RNDr. Milan Češka, CSc. Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program: Advanced Algorithms of Computer Graphics The topic focuses algorithms of computer graphics and generally computer image synthesis. Its main goal is to research algorithms so that their features and application possibilities are better... [-]