Principle fields within computer science include artificial intelligence, data science, robotics, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, formal languages, logic, database systems, computer science education and the theory of computing.
The PhD in Computer Science programme allows you to work with leading researchers in Computer Science. In the course of a PhD, you will become adept at independently conducting high-calibre original research. With the guidance of a leading researcher in your chosen field, you will be expected to produce original research contributions that further the science. By the end of your PhD, your publication record, knowledge and abilities will have progressed to the point where you are an acknowledged expert in your field.
When you pursue a PhD, the research that you conduct will be formulated by you and your chosen supervisor. The wide variety of research interests in the school allows you to work on problems that you find interesting and which the broader community considers important.
Why study Computer Science at Wits?
The primary value of any educational institution is the group of people that it places you with. The researchers which Wits affords you the opportunity to work with are leading figures in their respective fields. You will join a motivated and very productive group of students who are publishing original research both locally and internationally.