WPI’s PhD in Computer Science program has built an international reputation for research excellence over the past 40 years, providing you with extensive opportunities to work side by side with interdisciplinary researchers at the forefront of innovations that are shaping the discipline.
You’ll have immediate access to world-class laboratories and the latest in computers and software, solving real-world problems and creating groundbreaking advances in computer security, artificial intelligence, database systems, data mining, human interaction, robotics, software engineering, visualization, and image science.
In WPI’s PhD in Computer Science program, you’re focused on solving real-world problems, from increasing computer system resilience in the face of attacks, to effective data mining that improves medical diagnoses and treatment.
Exploration is encouraged, so you’ll take a range of courses from different areas, including essential work in theory, algorithms, and systems or networks. Then, you’ll direct your curriculum to suit your research interests and goals in areas like graphics/imaging, artificial intelligence, and databases.
At WPI, you’ll conduct advanced research with our renowned faculty members in core research groups supported by agencies like the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, and the US Army.
You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art research facilities offering the latest in computers and software. These resources, such as the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab and the Applied Logic and Security Lab, allow for creative and inspired exploration in areas like Internet privacy, next-generation user interfaces in gaming, and artificial intelligence.
WPI actively supports lots of ways for you to interact with other students and the campus community through clubs, organizations, and more. Some are even designed specifically for Computer Science students:
When you complete your PhD in Computer Science from WPI, your interdisciplinary skill set, publication record, and professional presentations of your findings are evidence of your productivity, creativity, and accomplishments. WPI’s Career Development Center offers resources to help you stand out to potential employers and ensure your successful future.
Computer Science Department