PhD Studentship in Computer Science: Newcastle University, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

PhD Studentship in Computer Science: A fully-funded PhD studentship in Computer Science, focusing on AI and Machine Learning Explainability, is available at Newcastle University. The successful applicant will receive 100% coverage of home fees and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023-24 UKRI rate).

PhD Studentship in Computer Science: AI and Machine Learning Explainability

Summary Table:

Award Summary
Home Fees Coverage100%
Annual Living Allowance£18,622
Start DateSeptember 2024
Award Duration3.5 years
Application Closing Date31 May 2024
SponsorSchool of Computing, Newcastle University
SupervisorsProfessor Daniel Archambault

Study Area:
Computer Science

Scholarship Description:
The project aims to create explainable systems for machine learning algorithms, making it easier for human users to interpret and understand the decisions made by these algorithms. The research will focus on visualization techniques to open the black box of machine learning models and understand their training and predictions. Applicants will have the opportunity to shape the project within this domain and explore areas such as learning dynamics and feature interaction in large-scale neural networks using novel visualization approaches.


  • Minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject to the proposed PhD project (computer science).
  • Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.

Required Documents:

  • Covering letter and CV
  • Degree transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification (if applicable)

How to Apply:

  • Use Apply to Newcastle Portal
  • Select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’
  • Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study:
    • Search for the ‘Course Title’ using the programme code: 8050F
    • Select ‘PhD Computer Science (full time) – Computing Science’ as the programme of study
  • In the ‘Further Questions’ section, upload:
    • Personal Statement
    • Research Proposal
    • Studentship code COMP2163 in the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field
  • In ‘Supporting Documentation’, upload required documents as listed above.

Last Date: 31 May 2024

Contact Details:
Professor Daniel Archambault



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