Computer Science MPhil
The MPhil consists of one year of research culminating in an MPhil thesis and often leads to a full PhD. As a research student you would typically work in an office with three/four other researchers from your group. You would be encouraged to present papers at conferences and publish your results in academic journals. We run several research training course-units and you can take course-units on a number of our Masters programmes. Opportunities are also provided to supplement income by undertaking laboratory demonstrating and other teaching support work.
The research taking place within the School is incredibly diverse.
"Understanding the brain has turned out to be far more difficult than anyone imagined. Early AI focussed on symbolic logic, which computers are very good at but people aren't so that wasn't really getting at what it means for a human to be intelligent. Can we expect computers ever to begin to emulate the achievements of human intelligence?"
Professor Steve Furber
The SpiNNaker project's architecture mimics the human brain's biological structure and functionality. This offers the possibility of utilising massive parallelism and redundancy to provide resilience in an environment of unreliability and failure of individual components.