Research Degrees

Research Degree

The School of Data Science comprises an interdisciplinary faculty team of leading academics in their areas. Our PhD programme aims at offering students solid fundamentals of data science in computer science, statistics and optimization, as well as the state-of-the-art knowledge of research frontiers in data science. Our research areas include:

  • Learning theory and algorithms (including machine learning, statistical learning, etc.)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Optimization and control
  • Smart City (including Internet of Things, blockchain, shared economy, transportation, etc.)
  • Applications of data science (including business analytics, financial technology (FinTech), social media analytics, legal data analytics, healthcare systems, energy systems, etc.)


Students graduated or graduating with bachelor or master degree with good academic records and experience are welcome to apply. The admission is on a competitive basis taking into consideration of academic record, research experience and other qualifications.

More information:
PhD Programme in Data Science
Research Degree Programmes at CityU