27 February 2015
An international research team, led by a quantum information scientist and Computer Science academic, Dr Stefano Pirandola, has developed a prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems. Read the full story.
26 January 2015
York hosted a site in the world's largest Global Game Jam, where students competed to create a winning game in just 48 hours. The winning team included a student from Computer Science, and challenges players to fix a rift in space and time! Check out the winning game: Kevin's Adventures in Space and Time.
Explore our new facilities
We're housed in the newest Computer Science facilities in the UK, purpose-built for our teaching and research.
Prof. Jim Woodcock
Head of Department
Our excellence in teaching and research plus our strong industrial links make us one of the UK’s leading Computer Science departments.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results ranked York's Computer Science:
This result confirms the long-standing global reach and real-world significance of our research and makes us one of best Departments in the country for nurturing excellent research by staff and research students alike. All aspects of our impact and environment were judged to be of world-leading or international standard.
Head of Department Professor Jim Woodcock: "York Computer Science has always aimed to give excellent support for the production of great research that excites the academic community and has profound real-world effect. The REF 2014 results confirm our outstanding research achievements to date. Our staff and students' creativity, expertise and enthusiasm will allow us to build on this success over the coming years."
Spotlight on PhD study
We have a number of studentships available, including EPSRC Doctoral Training Grants and two in Quantum Computation. Deadlines: 27 February 2015.
A Week In The Life of a PhD Student (PDF , 788kb) explores a typical week studying for a PhD in Computer Science at York.
Find out what programme you will follow, and what support we offer.