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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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170 - 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Computer Science (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Computer Science
Description PhD students in the Department of Computer Science may focus their research in the following areas: - Artificial Intelligence: computer vision, decision theory/game theory, knowledge representation and reasoning, intelligent user interfaces, machine learning, natural language understanding and generation, robotics and haptics. - Computer Graphics: animation, imaging, modeling, rendering, visualization. - Data Management and Mining: business intelligence, data integration, genomic analysis, text mining, web databases. - Formal Verification and Analysis of Systems: analog, digital and hybrid systems, VLSI, protocols, software. - Human Centered Technologies: human computer interaction (HCI), visual, haptic and multimodal interfaces, computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), visual analytics. - Networks, Systems, and Security: high performance computing/parallel processing, networking, operating systems and virtualization, security. - Scientific Computing: numerical methods and software, differential equations, linear algebra, optimization. - Software Engineering and Programming Languages: development tools, foundations of computation, middleware, programming languages, software engineering. - Theory: algorithmics (including empirical), bioinformatics and data analysis, graph theory, algorithmic game theory. The UBC Department of Computer Science has many contacts in the computing industry. A strong rapport between the industry and research communities is beneficial to both, especially in cases where the department focuses its research to developing real-world applications.
Website: Computer Science (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research: Artificial intelligence; computer graphics; data management and mining; formal verification and analysis of systems; human computer interaction; networks, systems and security; scientific computing; software practices; theory.
Thesis Based? Yes
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 81]

Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: September 18, 2017