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Our postgraduates leave with excellent career prospects and go on to diverse careers in academia, business and industry.
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Case Studies

Dr Chris Willcocks

Christopher Willcocks"I graduated with a BSc in Durham University Computer Science in 2009 and then went on to do a PhD in the Innovative Computing Group (ICG), completing it in 2013. The department has fantastic people with a friendly and supportive research environment that encourages professional development, and I eventually became an Assistant Professor here. Throughout my career, I've co-founded a research spinout company which deploys deep learning models in the area of medical image computing. I've also worked as a PDRA for Newcastle University, Durham University, and have been a visiting scholar at both the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). My interdisciplinary research has involved many exciting collaborations with the NHS University Hospital of North Durham, NHS Sunderland Eye Infirmary, NERSOU, P&G, DSTL, Unilever, and Dyson. Now I'm able to teach the subjects that I love and lead a fantastic team of PhD students, working on projects that provide elegant solutions to computationally expensive or ill-defined problems within the fields of computational geometry, cyber security, machine learning, medical image computing and computational biophysics."


Dr Ying Yang

"I really valued being part of the Durham Computer Science department. Particularly, the PhD program provided me with the essential foundation to transition into a scholar at Yale University and then begin a successful and fulfilling career at Amazon. The constant guidance and support I received from the faculty members significantly inspired my best efforts. The whole experience at Durham University truly changed who I am and who I still want to become professionally and personally."



Dr Carl Feghali

Carl Feghali is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science Institute of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague.

"I graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Durham University in 2016, with an emphasis in Graph Theory, having also conducted some work in Design Theory and Extremal Set Theory. The successful completion of the degree was principally due to the excellent facilities provided by the university, an outstanding supervisory framework and a friendly departmental atmosphere conducive to productivity. A short inspection of the research output from the Department of Computer Science will immediately demonstrate a plethora of important results, but also how versatile and rich they are. These positive characteristics have naturally enabled me to secure a number of prestigious postdoctoral positions, each having their own distinct research focus."