PhD in Computer Science Potential Research Areas

The Seidenberg School’s PhD in Computer Science covers a wealth of research areas. We pride ourselves on engaging with every opportunity the computer science field presents. Check out some of our specialties below for examples of just some of the topics we cover at Seidenberg. If you have a particular field of study you are interested in that is not listed below, just get in touch and we can discuss opportunities and prospects.

Some of the research areas you can explore at Seidenberg include:


Telehealth uses current computing technologies to deliver medical advice and treatment to patients at a distance. The purpose of telehealth is to offer better availability of medical professionals to patients at a reduced cost. But there’s more – telehealth also means that patients in California can access doctors in New York, or further afield, and that records can be shared securely through cloud-based technologies to ensure the best service.

The faculty at Seidenberg has nationally unique strength in XML technologies for electronic healthcare record management and processing as well as cloud-based technologies for global system integration and service delivery. We excel at delivering business solutions based on current technologies with the maximal value:cost ratio.


The Seidenberg School has an excellent track record when it comes to cybersecurity research. We lead the nation in web security, developing secure web applications, and research into cloud security and trust. Since 2004, Seidenberg has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in the New York metropolitan area three times by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. We also secured more than 2 million dollars in federal and private funding for cybersecurity research during the past few years.

Educational Approaches using Emerging Computing Technologies

The internet is fast becoming a place of education, and Pace University is keeping up with the trend by offering online bachelor’s degrees through NACTEL and iPace. The traditional classroom setting doesn’t suit everyone, which is why many teachers and students are choosing the web to teach, study, and learn.

The Seidenberg School’s research into new educational approaches using emerging computing technologies  includes collaborations with other educational institutions, developing new digital learning spaces, and creating new tools for education on the web.

Distributed Teams

We are increasingly heading toward an age where businesses and consumers expect immediate results. In order to deliver this, the Seidenberg School has been conducting research and development into distributed teams: groups of individuals that work together in a team while located in various locations, time zones, and organizations. These teams depend on communication technology to accomplish tasks and, thanks to their geographical disparity, can collaborate on providing services 24/7.

Students at Seidenberg will work with faculty in research into issues hindering the advancement of distributed teams, including economic, organizational, legal, communications, cultural, and technical issues.