Providing the opportunity to engage in contemporary research topics and work with leading academics in the field.
The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) comprises research active academic staff from three Schools in the Faculty of Computing and Engineering: Schools of Computing and Information Engineering (at Coleraine), Computing and Intelligent Systems (at Magee), and Computing and Mathematics (at Jordanstown), together with approximately 30 research associates and research fellows, and around 70 doctoral research students.
The University welcomes applicants interested in researching knowledge engineering and data analytics, applications in healthcare modelling, computer vision, next generation networks, pattern recognition, semantic analytics, security-based scenario recognition, pervasive and mobile computing, behavioural analysis, activity recognition, and assistive technologies, ambient assisted living, wearable technologies, cognitive robotics, computational neuroscience, biologically-inspired computation, and brain computer interfaces.
Computer Science is a highly competitive discipline, involving all of the leading universities. Computer Science at Ulster continues to be in the top 25% in the UK for research power, ranked 21st out of 89 UK universities in the recently published national assessment of research quality, REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework – www.ref.ac.uk), with 90% of our Research Environment being rated as world- leading or internationally excellent. The recognition by REF2014 of Ulster's research excellence in Computer Science provides a strong foundation for the activities of our expanding Research Institute.
State-of-the-art research facilities are provided by a number of significant strategic initiatives - these include leading-edge robotics laboratories in the Intelligent Systems Research Centre and 4 sensorised environments in the Smart Environments Research Group.
CSRI's research directions are strategically aligned with EPSRC Industry Sectors: Healthcare, Software and Telecommunications, and EU Information Society Technologies initiatives in empowerment of the citizen through ICT, e-governance, healthy aging and independent living, and biologically inspired information systems.
As a full time student, the expectation is that you will work on your project on a daily basis, either on or off campus as agreed with your supervisor. You will be entitled to 40 days holiday per annum.
Part time students are expected to meet with their supervisors on a regular basis, most usually this would be monthly but this is dependent on the project area.