The CDE is an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training based at Bath and Bournemouth Universities. We deliver a four year fully funded EngD programme. Our postgraduate researchers work closely with and in some of the most exciting high-tech companies in the world, not for a token short-term placement but fully-embedded, usually for three years. Our company partners include animation, VFX and games companies (for example MPC, Ninja Theory, Double Negative and Sony), as well as companies who use these skills in other business areas (NHS, Perkin Elmer Ltd, National Trust). CDE offers outstanding and unique opportunities to students and companies alike.
Founded in 2009, CDE is the national Doctoral Training Centre in these sectors with £20 million of investment taking us through to 2023. We are a big and supportive CDE family working alongside some of the most outstanding companies in the world.
Becca Knight, 28 Apr 2021
CDE Research Engineer Catherine Taylor tells us about her research, creating exciting new VR experiences with partner company experimental art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast...Find out more
Zoe Leonard, 25 Apr 2021
As part of the CDE Speaker Series, we are pleased to welcome Professor Kenny Mitchell on Friday 30th April 2021 - 3pm. Title: Animating Avatars with AI Professor Kenny Mitchel...Find out more
Zoe Leonard, 15 Apr 2021
CDE Research Engineer Michal Gnacek has been incredibly busy recently working on a couple of papers, with one already being accepted at the first CHI remote XR research workshop...Find out more