Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava

Computer Science

Doctoral Degree Program


Computer Science


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Rastislav Kráľovič, PhD.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Computer ScienceApplied Informatics

Description of the Study Program

The PhD program in Informatics is designed to attract students who want to solve computer science problems that have no satisfactory solution yet, or that have not yet been formulated at all. For the students it is an opportunity to find an area of informatics that is most appealing to them, focus on a specific problem, and devote their energy and efforts during the years of their studies to the solution of the problem. The direction of the research is coordinated with a supervisor, whose main role is to guide and support the student in his/her research. In cooperation with the respective department, the supervisor aims to provide best research conditions for the student.

Currently, this PhD program is focused mainly on the following areas: theoretical computer science, security of information systems, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, bioinformatics, and cognitive science.

Prospective students should apply for particular theses topics. Oftentimes, supervisors adjust the direction of the topic to suite the interests of the candidate. An early contact with a potential supervisor is an important step towards choosing a mutually interesting topic, and subsequently, toward a successful completion of the studies.

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 595,00 EUR (9th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 693,50 EUR (10th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2018/2019

  • Models for computational analysis of genomic data
    Modely pre výpočtovú analýzu genomických dát
    (doc. Mgr. Bronislava Brejová, PhD.)
  • Structure-aware Synthesis an Analysis for Predictive Appearance of Surfaces with Small 3D Microstructures and Printing Spatially-Varying Reflectance for Reproducing Glossy Materials
    (prof. RNDr. Roman Ďurikovič, PhD.)
  • Large Scale Simulations for Multiple Fluid Dynamics With Moving Interfaces
    (prof. RNDr. Roman Ďurikovič, PhD.)
  • The Universal Autonomous Transport System ATS
    (prof. RNDr. Roman Ďurikovič, PhD.)
  • Towards the Light Field Manipulation and Editting
    (prof. RNDr. Roman Ďurikovič, PhD.)
  • Research and development of space debris observation planning and image processing tools at the Astronomical and geophysical observatory in Modra
    (prof. RNDr. Roman Ďurikovič, PhD.)
  • Training the robotic system in social interaction
    (prof. Ing. Igor Farkaš, Dr.)
  • Virtual Museum Activisation and Usability
    (doc. RNDr. Andrej Ferko, PhD.)
  • Smart city solutions using the camera
    (doc. RNDr. Milan Ftáčnik, CSc.)
  • The evaluation of data from city camera security system
    (doc. RNDr. Milan Ftáčnik, CSc.)
  • Multimodal biometric system
    (doc. RNDr. Milan Ftáčnik, CSc.)
  • Fusion of massive point clouds
    (doc. RNDr. Milan Ftáčnik, CSc.)
  • Partial Automorphisms of Combinatorial Structures
    Čiastočné automorfizmy kombinatorických štruktúr
    (doc. RNDr. Tatiana Jajcayová, PhD.)
  • On the power of clairvoyance
    (prof. RNDr. Rastislav Královič, PhD.) 
  • Structure prediction and navigation on the network with a partly defined structure
    (doc. RNDr. Mária Markošová, PhD.)
  • Communication in (formal) computational models
    (doc. RNDr. Dana Pardubská, CSc.)
  • Fundamental properties of information and complexity of problems
    (prof. RNDr. Branislav Rovan, PhD.)
  • Reasoning algorithms for ontologies and description logics
    (doc. Ing. Ján Šefránek, CSc.)
  • Relations of abstract argumentation theory and logic programming
    (doc. Ing. Ján Šefránek, CSc.)
  • Edge-colourings and flows on cubic graphs
    Hranové farbenia a toky na kubických grafoch
    (prof. RNDr. Martin Škoviera, PhD.)
  • Algorithms for graph embeddability into surfaces
    Algoritmy pre vnoriteľnosť grafov do plôch
    (prof. RNDr. Martin Škoviera, PhD.)
  • Computational structures for integration of language and memory in human-robot interaction
    (doc. RNDr. Martin Takáč, PhD.)
  • Colouring cubic graphs with point-block configurations
    Farbenia kubických grafov bodovo-blokovými konfiguráciami
    (doc. RNDr. Edita Mačajová, PhD.)