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

Research in the department

Our research has been recognised nationally and internationally as being excellent, e.g., our cyber security research is the core of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), one of 14 UK government recognised Academic Centres of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR), and our research on evolutionary computation, machine learning and computational neuroscience is internationally leading with wide applications to data-driven industrial optimisation, healthcare and bioinformatics.

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

PhD funding opportunities

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.

Modelling and verification of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

Funding information:
The appointed candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of £22,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies.

Multi-factor authentication

Funding information:
Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £22,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees.