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The School of Computing & Communications (C&C) has an internationally recognised community of researchers, with expertise in artificial intelligence, data science, cognitive science, cybersecurity, educational multimedia, human-centred computing, human-computer interaction, machine learning and software engineering.

The School currently has about 30 PhD students. The success of our vibrant PhD student programme is due to a comprehensive support infrastructure and training provision that operates throughout our students' PhD studies. This includes a strong focus on community building and peer learning, weekly postgraduate research forum, funding to participate in conferences, and an annual PhD student conference. Our PhD students have received best paper and distinguished dissertation awards at prestigious international conferences and have taken up research positions world-wide in academia and industries.

While we expect part-time studies to be self-funded, we offer a number of fully funded competitive full-time PhD studentships every year. Check our News page regularly to discover the latest opportunities.

Postgraduate Tutors:

Current Research Students:

Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing:

  • Andrea Bolzoni
  • Pasquale Iero
  • Dimitris Gkoumas
  • Nitu Bharati
  • Suraj Jung Pandey
  • Sagar Uprety

Critical Information Studies:

Interaction Design:

  • Stewart Ian Alpert
  • Matthew Francis Bellingham
  • Emilie Giles
  • Noam Lederman
  • Darren McCabe

Animal Computer Interaction:

  • Fiona French

Next Generation Multimedia Technologies:

  • Mr. Jonathan Bailey
  • Mr. Benjamin Donnachie
  • Mr. Dumo Ngwenya

Software Engineering and Design:

  • Paul Akiki
  • Julian Mark Alistair Harty
  • Georgi Markov
  • Silvana Elvira Costantini

Technology and Education:

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