Department of Computer Science


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We offer undergraduate, postgraduate masters and postgraduate research programmes in computing, bringing together the best of computer science.

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Industry-focused programmes

Across all our degress, programming is industry-standard and we have comprehensive support for our Professional Training year

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We are involved in a broad range of research areas within the department and across the University.

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Active PhD community

We have a highly active postgraduate research community (around 50 PhD students) with industrial sponsorships.

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93 percent of our UG students are employed or studying, six months after graduation.

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University of Surrey develops an innovative ‘all in one’ user authentication technology

The University of Surrey has developed an innovative ‘all in one’ password system that will allow users to combine pictures, their face, eyes or fingerprints – alongside or instead of word-based systems – on their work or home computers.

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Cyber security experts help stage conferences on sexting

The University’s Department of Computer Science has worked with Surrey Police to stage conferences for Surrey school students on the subject of ‘sexting’ – and has now helped launch a special website on global Safer Internet Day.

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Secure Systems expert joins Computer Science Department

Joining Surrey’s Department of Computer Science as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Dr Ioana Boureanu aims to drive innovative research in provably secure authentication solutions and verification of security and privacy.

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Cyber threat security under the spotlight at Surrey and Singapore Universities

The University of Surrey and Singapore Management University (SMU) will lead one of six new joint research projects which will see UK and Singapore-based researchers working together to strengthen knowledge and capabilities in cyber security.

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World-leading cyber security expert moves to Surrey

Professor Chen, who joined the Department of Computer Science on 3 October, will lead research into hardware security and cryptography – a key specialism within the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security. She moves to the University from Hewlett Packard (HP) Labs where she was principal research scientist in the Security and Manageability Laboratory.

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Computational intelligence expert named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Professor Yaochu Jin has been given the honour of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Fellow in recognition of his achievements in the field of evolutionary optimisation.

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