Informatics and Computing

Doctor of Philosophy

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Informatics and Computing, Doctor of Philosophy

Contribute groundbreaking discoveries in data science and enjoy a meaningful, fulfilling career with NAU’s PhD in Informatics and Computing. Join the vanguard of this emerging field, applying theory and practice to address critical national challenges in such areas as bioengineering informatics, cyber and software systems, ecological and environmental informatics, health and bioinformatics, and big data.

Working with distinguished faculty who have research funded by agencies like the National Science Foundation, the NIH, and NASA, you’ll collaborate with a range of other academic units and research partners, including:

  • Center for Ecosystem Science and Society
  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
  • Northern Arizona Planetary Science Alliance
  • School of Earth Sciences and Environmental • Sustainability
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute
  • US Geological Survey
  • Pathogen and Microbiome Institute

This dynamic data science environment will engage you in intensive research guided by a faculty mentor in computer science, electrical engineering, or informatics. You can choose an emphasis in bioengineering informatics, cyber and software systems, ecological and environmental informatics, or health and bioinformatics. By developing and assessing creative, original solutions for open informatics and computing research questions in your emphasis area, you will advance knowledge in the field. Your work will culminate in the preparation and defense of a dissertation.

Upon completion of the Informatics and Computing PhD program, you’ll have the authority to lead as a researcher in industry and government, a faculty member and scientist in academia, or as an entrepreneur in cutting-edge informatics application areas.

LOCATIONS:

  • In-person: Flagstaff