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Department of Computer SciencePhD in Computer Science

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Preparing graduates for research positions in academia or industry.

In the ODU PhD program, research is led by our graduate faculty who have interests in bioinformatics, machine intelligence and data analytics, networks, systems, security, parallel algorithms and computing, scientific computing, stochastic modeling, and web science and digital libraries. Find the research groups on the Department of Computer Science Research webpage.


Department Forms

Plan of Study

In coordination with their PhD advisor, each Spring students will submit or update their PhD Plan of Study, listing the courses they have taken and plan to take to meet the listed course requirements.

PhD Progress Report

Each Spring, students will submit an annual report on their academic activities for the previous calendar year. This, along with the Plan of Study, will be reviewed by the faculty at the PhD Progress Review meeting, usually held in February.

These forms should be filled out and submitted electronically. Students should keep editable copies so that they can be updated annually. The GPD will send an email early in the Spring semester with instructions on how to submit the forms.

Past PhD Dissertations

A selection of past PhD dissertations and MS theses are available from the ODU Digital Commons.