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Computer Science at the University of Surrey


Department of Computer Science

Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

About the Programme

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is offering up to 6 fully funded PhD studentships across its core research areas in cybersecurity and cryptography, distributed and concurrent systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computational neuroscience and bioinformatics, amongst others. 

Successful applicants will become part of a vibrant PhD community and will benefit from the strong research environment and high international visibility of the Department. Our researchers publish regularly in top conferences and journals and are renowned experts in their fields, developing innovative, practical solutions to real world problems. The Department has strong links with industry and active collaborations with academic institutions worldwide.

Funding offering

Each PhD studentship comes with a stipend of £16,000 per annum plus tuition fees covered for the duration of 3 years for UK/EU candidates. International candidates are welcome to apply but will need to cover the difference between the UK/EU and overseas fees.

Projects

The awarded studentships will be allocated to up to six of the eleven PhD research projects listed below following a competitive selection process. Applicants are welcome to approach mentioned supervisors using the provided contact details to seek more information about the projects.

Bayesian statistical modelling of single cell RNA-Seq data from brain tumours

DEVISE: Designing real-life electronic voting systems

Analysis of string-manipulating programs

Scalable distributed protocols for resilient and trustworthy Blockchains

Why do you hate me so? Interpreting and explaining automatic classifications of hate in social media

Adversarial learning and uncertainty quantification in computer vision 

Mapping interpretable models to data, applied to video analysis

Optimisation for cryptanalysis 

Computational modelling of spiking neural network self-organization

Uncertainty quantification for trustworthy AI through Bayesian deep learning

One-shot machine learning for automated fraud discovery

How to apply

Apply by the deadline of 21/02/2021. Applications will be assessed on the ongoing basis. We recommend you apply early.

Find out more and apply online


Funding Notes

Each PhD studentship comes with a stipend of £16,000 per annum plus tuition fees covered for the duration of 3 years for UK/EU candidates. International candidates are welcome to apply but will need to cover the difference between the UK/EU and overseas fees.

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