The PhD Programme in Computer Science
Applications are invited from candidates with good first degrees in computer science, electronic engineering, physics, maths, biology, neuroscience or other relevant disciplines to join projects as research students. Projects are available for PhD students (three years full time, six years part time) and for MSc by Research students (one year full time, two years part time). Our research students are based in the Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research (CCSIR).
Projects are available in (but not limited to) the following areas
- Adaptive and Safe Human-Robot Interaction and Serious Games
- Algebraic Semiotics of User Interface Design
- Biological and Mathematical Basis of Interaction Computing
- Blockchain Technology and Software Engineering for Blockchain
- Chemical Informatics of Olfaction
- Cloud Computing and Big Data
- Computational Frameworks for High-dimensional Neural Data
- Computational Neuroscience
- Cyber Surveillance
- Digital Forensics
- Embedded Systems
- Embodied Emotion, Cognition, and (Inter-)Action in Autonomous Robots
- Enactive Language in Embodied Robotics
- Human Factors in Software Engineering
- Humanoid Robots as Assistants and Companions
- Human-Robot Manipulation and Co-operation
- Interface Design and Neurophysiological Intervention for Fatigue Reduction During Human-Robot Interaction
- Parallel Verification of Hybrid Systems
- Informational Principles in Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life
- Machine Learning and Data Mining
- Mobile Computing and Social Sensing
- Networking/Cyber Security in the next generation/SDN Networks (in collaboration with Juniper Networks)
- Neural Data Science
- Programming Languages and Compilation Technology
- Robot Assisted Therapy for Children with Autism
- Secure Quantum Computation and Related Classical Topics
- Security Protocols for Wireless Networks and Internet of Things
- Software Engineering and Software Analytics
- Text Mining for Social Networks
- Threat Intelligence and Situational Awareness
We recommend that you discuss your proposed research with a member of academic staff at the University of Hertfordshire before submitting your application. Please name this staff member when submitting your application. Applications for projects that are not listed above should include an outline research proposal.
Find out more about our current research in Computer Science at the University and links to individual staff web pages.
For informal enquiries email Dr Volker Steuber.
A limited number of studentships are available for exceptional candidates in particular areas (approximately £14,550 per annum bursary plus the payment of the student fees). Applicants from outside the UK or EU are eligible.
Research in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire has been recognized as excellent in the REF 2014, with 50% of the research submitted rated as internationally excellent or world leading.
The University of Hertfordshire provides a very stimulating environment, offering a large number of specialised and interdisciplinary seminars as well as general training and researcher development opportunities. The University is situated in Hatfield, in the green belt just north of London.
How to apply
Download the application form.
Please note: You must download the application form to your computer before you complete it. If you complete the form in the browser window, the information you have entered may be lost when the form is saved.
The application form should be returned to:
Mrs Lorraine Nicholls and Mrs Emma Thorogood
Research Student Administrators
University of Hertfordshire
tel: +44 (0)1707 286083
Applications should also include two references and transcripts of previous academic degrees. We accept applications for self-funded places throughout the year.
The next short-listing process for studentship applications will begin on 8 January 2018.