10 PhD studentships in Statistical Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath has received funding from EPSRC to establish a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. We shall be awarding up to 10 new fully-funded 4-year studentships, to start in September 2014, for exceptionally qualified students to complete PhDs at the interface between applied mathematics, statistics, and probability.

SAMBa will have a cohort of students whose thesis topics range from industrially motivated problems to more abstract problems, using deterministic, probabilistic, statistical and computational mathematical tools. Students will take courses across this mathematical spectrum in the first year.

The first year of the training involves courses and symposia tailored to the students’ individual learning programme together with thesis scoping seminars and 'Integrative Think Tanks'. These ITTs will be intensive week-long events held twice a year where students are faced with industrial and cross-disciplinary problems and are trained in synthesising relevant mathematical formulations for solving them.

Each student will finalise a thesis proposal at the end of year 1, and will work on PhD research in years 2-4 under the mentoring of a
principal supervisor and a co-supervisor. Successful completion of the first year of the programme will result in the student receiving an
M.Res. degree.

The SAMBa student cohort will be an important source of support, and, as part of the training programme, students will have access to a budget
that will allow them to plan semester-long symposia and invite outside speakers. The programme will also support travel to conferences and

Expressions of interest should be sent together with a short CV and a statement of courses and examination results to Prof Paul Milewski,
preferably via email: p.a.milewski@bath.ac.uk. Further information and a link to the online application is available on bath.ac.uk/samba. All
applications will be reviewed rapidly and promising applicants will be invited to an interview at Bath.

Job location: 
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Contact name: 
Elisabeth Ullmann
Contact email: 
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