University of Bath

Fully funded PhD studentships in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is offering several fully funded PhD studentships for an October 2016 start.

These studentships cover:

  • full tuition fees
  • a training support fee of £1000 per year
  • annual maintenance payment of £14,296 (2016/17 rate) for 3.5 years

Only UK students and EU students who have resided in the UK since September 2013 are eligible for this funding.

Our main research interests include:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Graphics and Media Technology
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Intelligent Systems

We welcome expressions of interest from students seeking studentships in any of these areas.

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Jekaterina Novikova - life as a researcher in the Department of Computer Science

Human-Computer Interaction

Our human-computer interaction research is concerned with the design, development and evaluation of computer systems to support work and leisure activities of individuals and groups.

We have a long-standing interest in issues related to understanding human tasks and activities, including collaboration, how these are influenced by Information and Communication Technologies and the associated implications for the design of future interactive systems to support human action. We are also interested in design per se - what kind of expressions of human concerns and capabilities and what kind of design processes, supported by what tools, allow human-centred computer systems to be developed?

Find out more about the Human-Computer Interaction group

Mathematical Foundations

Our group explores the two-way relationship between mathematics and computer science.

We use computers to manipulate representations of algebraic and geometric concepts, with applications to topics such as cryptography, security and engineering. We are the UK's leading centre for this work in computational mathematics and its applications. We are the EU centre of expertise on interfacing computer algebra to numeric calculations.

At the same time, we use mathematical structures to put computer science on firm theoretical foundations. We are concerned with the mathematical understanding of logical reasoning, of programs, of processes, of programming languages, and of theorem provers. Our methods include ideas and techniques from category theory, game theory, model theory, proof theory and type theory, as well from more traditionally computational topics such as automata, formal languages and computability.

Find out more about the Mathematical Foundations group

Media Technology

The University’s Media Technology Research Centre is based in the Department of Computer Science. There is a strong interest in developing theory and testing it with practice. Much of what we do overlaps strongly with the Centre for Digital Entertainment.

Current research activities for this group can be placed under three broad headings:

  • computer graphics
  • computer vision
  • computer music

Find out more about the Media Technology group

Intelligent systems

Our group explores the two-way relationship between natural and artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on constructing and modelling complete systems.

Current research activities for this group can be placed under three broad headings:

  • agency and societies
  • autonomous robots and game AI
  • reasoning and representing

Find out more about the Intelligent Systems group