Computing Science

Computing Science


Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity

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Degree Qualification
MSc or PhD

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Computing Science at Aberdeen has world-leading research strengths across research groups focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity, with particular expertise in multi-agent systems, decision-making and automated reasoning, natural language generation and cybersecurity. Application domains include AI-enabled healthcare, energy and agriculture.

Research Interests

Computational Linguistics in Aberdeen (CLAN)

Research interests include generating natural language from a machine representation system such as a knowledge base, logical form, or structured/unstructured dataset; analysing properties of human language; and developing, applying and evaluating NLP models across a variety of tasks, e.g., dialogue systems, language modelling, question answering, etc.

Supervisors: Professor Ehud Reiter, Dr Yaji Sripada, Anya Belz, Arabella Sinclair, Ruizhe Li, Xiao Li

Natural Language Generation and other areas of Computational Linguistics



Research focuses on both academic and industrial aspects of cybersecurity and its applications such as blockchain, secure software-defined networking, Secure edge/fog computing, User-centric security, identity management, web security, privacy-enhanced technologies, security in 5G & beyond networks, etc.

Supervisors: Pradip Sharma, Wanpeng li, Raja Akram, Matthew Collinson, Edward Chuah

AI-enabled Healthcare

AI-enabled healthcare focuses on transforming the way healthcare is by exploring how it can support improved care outcomes, patient experience, and access to digital healthcare services.

Supervisors: Yun Bruno, Dewei Yi, Ehud Reiter, Pradip Sharma, Ruizhe Li

Entry Requirements

To apply for this programme must have at least a good Honours degree in a related subject or discipline.

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A wide variety of career opportunities are available to Computing Scientists. Recent postgraduates from the department have taken up posts in the telecommunications, biotechnology, computer gaming, and research sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

Most Computing Science postgraduates can expect to find job opportunities in areas directly related to computing. However the knowledge, disciplines and skills acquired whilst studying for a Computing Science postgraduate degree make Aberdeen graduates eminently suitable for a wide range of different careers.

The employment record of our postgraduates is excellent: since 1998, all our postgraduates have found jobs within 3 months of graduation.

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Postgraduate Research School - School of Engineering, Geosciences and Natural and Computing Science
University of Aberdeen
Crombie Hall
AB24 3TS