Department of Computer Science

We are an active department within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, proud of our reputation as a friendly and supportive environment for our students.


Verification of security and privacy in modern threat landscapes

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students (in value of £4,260).

Applied cryptography

Funding information:
The Studentship consists of a fee waiver and a stipend of £16,000 per annum, and is available to students of UK/EU residency. PhD student positions are limited to three years. 

Multi-factor authentication

Funding information:
You will receive a tax-free stipend of approximately £22,000 per year (for 3.5 years). Additional funding is available to support presentation of research results at international conferences, participation in PhD summer schools, other scientific events, and engagement with industry.

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Jinguang Han will present his work at the university of Kent:
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ISC 2018 ( has been successfully organised by our department and received excellent feedbac…
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Jinguang Han presents @ESORICS 2018 our paper "Anonymous Single-Sign-On for n Designated Services with Traceability…
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Ran Cheng's (student of Prof. Yaochu Jin) PhD dissertation entitled “Nature Inspired Optimization of Large Problem…

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Surrey CS PhD student presented work at DisCoTec 2017 workshop ICE

Author: Nurulhuda A Manaf (PhD Student) The 12th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing...


Surrey CS PhD student presented research at IEEE SSCI 2016 in Greece

Author: Andreas Antoniades (PhD student) The 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence...