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Computer Science, Ph.D.

Develop your expertise in computer science through coursework, cutting-edge research, and the latest technologies as you enhance your career options in academia and industry.

What You’ll Learn

Our rigorous, innovation-focused Computer Science, Ph.D. offers an advanced, research-oriented education in emerging areas of computer science, including cybersecurity, data science, and cloud computing.

Your studies will combine core fundamental courses, transformative research, and special topics including machine learning, privacy, mobile security research, vehicle security research, and artificial intelligence, that bridge the gap between high-technology research and its commercialization. You’ll work directly with expert faculty on research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense at New York Tech’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC).

Career Options

  • AI Scientist
  • Cybersecurity Expert
  • IT Director
  • Network Specialist
  • Research and Development Expert
  • Software Engineer
Seth Levine (M.S. ‘19)

Researcher

While in school, Seth was a research assistant working on a project that explored machine learning and deep learning for activity recognition using smartphones.

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LaVern Rhaburn Sula (B.S. ’88)

Argus Cyber Security

LaVern is the president of the North American division of Argus Cyber Security, the largest independent automotive cybersecurity company in the world.

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Nicholas Cariello (B.S. ‘18, M.S. ‘19)

Cyber Engineer

After completing the accelerated 5-year B.S./M.S. degree program, Nick was offered a full-time position as a cybersecurity engineer at IBM.

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“As the first Ph.D. to be offered by our College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, this degree program will deliver the technical expertise needed to boost and sustain the region’s growing tech hub.”

President Hank Foley

New York Institute of Technology

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Outstanding outcomes.

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How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to prominent members of the research community and leaders in academia, R&D, industry, and government labs and entities.

RA and TA positions may also be available to qualified applicants.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Certain changes to this program are pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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SOURCE 2024

New York, NY | April 26, 2024 | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

This year, the Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) celebrates its 21st anniversary as a student-centered platform for New York Institute of Technology students to showcase their academic excellence. This annual tradition convenes graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their outstanding research and creativity to peers, professors, friends, and family members.

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College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Ph.D. Programs Are Making Great Strides

April 22, 2024

Launched between 2020 and 2022, the Ph.D. programs augment New York Tech’s offerings in engineering and computer science, provide faculty with greater opportunities to conduct research, and place doctoral candidates on the cutting edge of science and technology.

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