Computing Science and Computational Science and Engineering
We offer third-cycle programmes in a broad range of specializations in the field of Computing Science. The programmes are intended to instruct the student in research on a high international level, in collaboration with other researchers in Sweden and abroad, and to present the research and findings in a convincing manner. The group of doctoral students usually consists of up to 30 doctoral students from a large number of different countries.
Database systems, Distributed Systems, Cognitive Computing, Intelligent Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction, Theoretical Computer Science, Language Processing, Optimization, Matrix Computations and High-performance Parallel Computing are the most important areas in which we are educating future researchers. Each doctoral student belongs to one of the departments' research groups, consisting of both doctoral students and senior researchers.
The third-cycle programmes are largely characterized by individuality and personal contact between the supervisors and the doctoral student. The programmes include a few courses which provide the basic skills required in order to become a successful researcher. Other courses, which are often individually adapted, focus on acquiring in-depth knowledge in the subject area of the thesis. All doctoral students in the area of Computing Science also take the course "Doctoral Training Days in Computing Science". Here, the doctoral students present their research projects and findings to one another and to the entire Department of Computing Science, twice per year.
However, doctoral studies consist first and foremost in conducting research together with a supervisor and others, which results in scientific articles and eventually a doctoral thesis. Most doctoral students are involved in externally financed international research projects. Doctoral students generally tend to present their scientific work at international conferences.