Domain: Research

Themes: Assistive & Accessible Technology, Inclusive Design

PhD Research Programme

PhD Research is undertaken across all our founding academic partners. We encourage you to explore the opportunities.

NEWS: Applications for 2021/22 are now being accepted

Talented students are invited to apply for our UCL GDI/CS/UCLIC PhD Research Programme.

Applicants should propose a PhD research project in areas related to AI powered Physiological & Affective Computing, with the aim to create novel assistive technology and boost disability innovation.

Supervisor: Dr. Youngjun Cho

Express your interest via email to with the items below:

  1. a copy of CV
  2. Brief personal statement (1 page)
  3. Brief research proposal (1 paragraph)

You can find more information here:

UCL PhD activity is currently focussed in UCL Interaction Centre and Computer Science. UCLIC is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research, studying interactions between people and technology, drawing on the best scientific traditions in Computer Science and Human Sciences, and working collaboratively with the research community and industry. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the following REF score was awarded to the department: 83% rated 4 ('world-leading') or 3('internationally excellent'). More information is available on the UCLIC website. You can also explore our current PhD student projects and the GDI Hub supervisors: Cathy, Tim & Youngjun.

We also have growing links to a number of departments and research centres across UCL. If you are interested in completing a PhD in one of these centres and collaboration with GDI Hub, please contact Cathy and also the research centre to discuss possible opportunities:

GDI Hub is also a partner in the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Prosthetics and Orthotics in the UK, led by Salford University.