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

Research in the department

We have been named as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, by the NCSC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), due to our internationally leading cyber security research.

Our cyber security research is the core of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), and is based on evolutionary computation, machine learning and computational neuroscience with wide applications to data-driven industrial optimisation, healthcare and bioinformatics.

We have a tradition of exploitation and practical application, and retain strong research links with industry. We have a vibrant and active postgraduate research community, and regularly host research visitors and speakers. The Department is always organising diverse research related and social activities.

PhD funding opportunities

Verification of security and privacy in modern communication protocols

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students. Additional fees for international applicants are not covered, but top up funding may be obtained by applying to Surrey University for the Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme studentships (ORS).

Learning, prediction and decision control in complex systems

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per anum subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students (in value of £4,260). Directly funded project (European/UK Students only).

Satellite systems security

Funding information:
Open for EU/UK students only. The appointed candidate will receive a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years within which the candidate is expected to submit their PhD thesis. This stipend is significantly higher than an average UK PhD stipend. Additional funding is available to support conferences, travel and engagement with the NCC Group.