PhD Studentship in Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

PhD Studentship in Computer Science: The University of Exeter’s Department of Computer Science is inviting applications for four fully-funded PhD studentships, sponsored by the Faculty. These positions are set to commence on 23 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

PhD Student

Research Area:
Computer Science, specifically in the following projects:

  • Game Theory for Cyber Security Economics
  • Leveraging Human Feedback for Safer and More Transparent Reinforcement Learning
  • Enabling Co-creation with Explainable Interactive Optimisation
  • Enhancing Public Safety through Explainable Multi-Modal Video Understanding
  • Learning-Guided Evolutionary Optimisation for Noisy Combinatorial Problems
  • Integrating Multimodal Large Language Models and Knowledge Graphs for Disease Understanding
  • Privacy Preserving Mechanisms for Multimodal Data
  • Design & Development of Mitigation Mechanisms Against Architectural & Microarchitectural Security Vulnerabilities

Innovation Center, Streatham Campus, Exeter


  • Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology.
  • If English is not your first language, you need to meet the language proficiency requirements as per University’s guidance.

Job Description:

  • Engage in cutting-edge research in one of the specified project areas under the supervision of a designated faculty member.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including experts in machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and other fields.
  • Develop novel methodologies, algorithms, and tools.
  • Contribute to academic publications and present research findings at conferences.
  • Participate in the academic activities of the department.

How to Apply:
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of Application (outlining academic interests, research experience, and reasons for applying)
  • Research Proposal
  • Transcript(s) (full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained; interim transcript if still studying)
  • Two references (academic referees familiar with your work, which can be directly emailed to quoting the studentship reference number)
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

You must specify which particular project(s) (up to three) you wish to be considered for in your letter of application, including project titles and supervisors.

Last Date for Apply:
The closing date for applications is midnight on 19th July 2024. Interviews will be held virtually on 24th and 25th July 2024.

For general inquiries about the application process, please email or phone 0300 555 60 60 (UK) or +44 (0) 1392 723044 (EU/International).

PGR Admissions Team
Phone: 0300 555 60 60 (UK callers) / +44 (0) 1392 723044 (EU/International callers)

This PhD studentship at the University of Exeter is an excellent opportunity to engage in high-impact research within a supportive and dynamic academic environment.



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