PhD position in Melbourne, Australia

A doctoral research scholarship to undertake research on a project funded by the Australian Research Council. 

The PhD student will work in the area of random fields that are described as solutions of stochastic differential equations on a sphere or a ball. The project will study properties and develop spectral analysis of these solutions. The obtained theoretical results will be used to construct new methods for numerical approximation and statistical estimation of these random fields. The research will be highly motivated by applications in modelling and analysis of cosmic microwave background data. 

The principal project supervisors are Professor Philip Broadbridge and Dr Andriy Olenko. There will be collaboration with other project team members from Queensland University of Technology, and Cardiff University. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a full member of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Statistical Society of Australia Inc, and an institutional member of the Australian Mathematical Society. The research groups in Statistics and Applied Mathematics in the department is internationally well known. The department has a branch of the Kyushu University Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Japan. La Trobe’s statistics research was rated ‘well above world standard’, the highest possible rating in Australia (Excellence in Research Australia, 2015).

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•	Closing date:  30 March 2016 by 11.00pm AEST. 

•	Position Enquiries: Dr Andriy Olenko,
Job location: 
Mathematics and Statistics Department, La Trobe University
Melbourne VIC 3086
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