Funded PhD Opportunity PhD opportunity in Artificial Intelligence

Subject: Computer Science and Informatics


There is an opportunity for PhD research within the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the School of Computing, Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus.  The list below is a selection of key areas of AI where the School of Computing has substantial expertise in.  Specific projects in these areas will be defined based on the interest of the student and the supervisor.  Prospective students should feel free to contact         Professor Hui Wang ( to discuss their own interests.

Internet of Things: tools to facilitate the collection, processing, inference, visualisation, sharing and security of data from IoT devices.

Computer vision and image processing: face recognition, video retrieval, imaging spectrometry, medical image analysis.

Natural language processing and text mining: text classification, text summarisation, question answering, information retrieval.

Knowledge engineering: logic and combinatorics, explainable decision making, theorem proving, and ontology.

Machine learning and deep learning: mathematical modelling and Bayesian optimisation; supervised/unsupervised/reinforcement learning; biomedical informatics, and geoinformatics.

Essential Criteria

  • Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be equivalent via UK NARIC)

Desirable Criteria

If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.

  • First Class Honours (1st) Degree
  • Masters at 70%
  • Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal



    The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £15,009 per annum for three years. EU applicants will only be eligible for the fees component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided).  For Non EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK.

Number of awards: One

Other information

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Key Dates

Submission Deadline
Friday 21 June 2019
Interview Date
2 July 2019


Jordanstown campus

Jordanstown campus
The largest of Ulster's campuses

Contact Supervisor

Professor Hui Wang

Apply online

Visit and quote reference number #417278 when applying for this PhD opportunity