computer scientist


Computer scientists conduct research in computer and information science, directed toward greater knowledge and understanding of fundamental aspects of ICT phenomena. They write research reports and proposals. Computer scientists also invent and design new approaches to computing technology, find innovative uses for existing technology and studies and solve complex problems in computing.

Scope notes

Includes people performing in-house research activities. 
 Excludes people performing outsource research activities.

Alternative label

  • ICT scientist

  • computer scientist

  • IT researcher

  • ICT science researcher

  • computers scientist

  • ICT research scientist

  • IT research scientist

  • IT science researcher

  • ICT researcher

  • ICT researchers

  • IT scientist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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