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 Computer Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 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 & 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... [-]

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

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

Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the Ph.D. program in Computer Science is designed to equip students with excellent skills at the forefront of computing. Through research and teaching, the Department contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to society and the world. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. Program Overview Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the Ph.D. program in Computer Science is designed to equip students with excellent skills at the forefront of computing. Through research and teaching, the Department contributes to computing breakthroughs that are fueling advances in medicine, communications, transportation, security, and other areas vital to society and the world. The doctoral degree is based on coursework as well as research that leads to a dissertation. It is recommended that students interested in the doctoral degree contact the faculty whose interests best fit his/her interest. Areas of research focus center around these topics: computer security and information assurance, software engineering and systems, bioinformatics and biomedical computing, networking and mobile computing, pervasive computing and embedded systems, machine intelligence, robotics, and algorithms and theory. Courses focus in the following areas: Algorithms and theory Computer architecture, networks, parallel and distributed computing Computer security and information assurance Database and information retrieval systems Machine intelligence and cognition Multimedia, animation, graphics, and user interface Software engineering and systems The program is designed to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in information technology, medicine, film, business, government, and engineering. With the unique location of Washington, D.C., students have access one of the highest concentrations of high-tech companies in the country and federal institutes, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Naval Research Laboratory. Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's... [-]

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. [+]

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 understood, so that they... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Informatics MAP-i

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The MAP Doctoral Program in Computer Science consists of a first curricular year starting in the fall and divided into two semesters. The first semester features four courses chosen in the areas foundations of computing, programming paradigms and information technologies and a seminar on research methodologies which includes working visits to MAP associated research centers and laboratories. In the second semester, the students are offered a number of optional courses taught by professors from MAP universities and leading scientists from abroad. The graduate students are expected to take some credits in matters not directly related to their field of study. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. Doctoral Programme in Informatics MAP-i The MAP Doctoral Program in Computer Science consists of a first curricular year starting in the fall and divided into two semesters. The first semester features four courses chosen in the areas foundations of computing, programming paradigms and information technologies and a seminar on research methodologies which includes working visits to MAP associated research centers and laboratories. In the second semester, the students are offered a number of optional courses taught by professors from MAP universities and leading scientists from abroad. The graduate students are expected to take some credits in matters not directly related to their field of study. In the first year, the student must choose his topic of dissertation from a list of possible research projects. Based on this choice, the student must prepare his thesis proposal, during the second semester, which includes an extensive review of the state of the art, a set of detailed objectives and methods, outline of potential contributions and a road map to achieve them. The thesis proposal is discussed with a jury in the end of the first year. Following this curricular year, which is worth 60 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the graduate student enters the research and thesis development phase, which lasts for 2 to 3 years and corresponds to at least 120 credits. Students may choose to follow the program as full-time students or, if they are working in a company or in a research project,... [-]

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

MPhil / PhD in Games Computing and Creative Technologies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

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... [+]

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 projects such as virtual... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. 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... [-]

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 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 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. [+]

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 understanding of the candidates’... [-]

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. [+]

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. 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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

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

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... [-]

PDEng in Software Technology (ST)

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

Welcome to the website of the Software Technology (ST) program. ST offers a two-year post-Master technological PDEng program for MSc graduates with a degree in the field of Computer Science or a related field such as (but not limited to) Business Information Systems, Embedded Systems, Data Science or Information Security. [+]

PhDs in Computer Science. PDEng in Software Technology (ST) Welcome to the website of the Software Technology (ST) program. ST offers a two-year post-Master technological PDEng program for MSc graduates with a degree in the field of Computer Science or a related field such as (but not limited to) Business Information Systems, Embedded Systems, Data Science or Information Security. Like a PhD candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee after being selected for this program. The Software Technology program is designed to prepare you for an industrial career as a technological designer, and later on as a software or system architect. It starts with 14 months of advanced training and education, including 4 small, industry driven training projects, followed by a major design project of 10 months in a company. The technological PDEng programs lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree. These programs are given under the banner of 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute, a joint initiative of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands. The ST program is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology. CCTO Certification This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs. Admission and application Application is open to university graduates from the Netherlands and other countries. You will at least need a Master of Science degree or equivalent, preferably in the exact sciences. There will be an assessment and... [-]