PhD Studentship - Analytics and Data Science for Government and Policy

University of Essex

PhD studentship in analytics and data science for government and policy for January/April 2018.

The Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) is accepting applications from candidates interested in pursuing graduate studies at the PhD level in the area of data science, analytics and big data.

We are looking for outstanding and motivated candidates who are interested in undertaking research in topics in machine learning, predictive modelling and analytics, natural language processing, text analytics and related areas. Strong programming skills in high level programming languages (Python, C, Java) is a requirement and prior experience in undertaking research and projects in the aforementioned areas is desirable. Successful applicants will have an excellent first degree and/or a Masters degree in computer science, statistics, artificial intelligence, quantitative social science or closely related subject in engineering/science.

The Institute has the following fully funded studentship available: Studentship in analytics and data science for government and policy.

This is a fully funded 3-year studentship (covering Home/EU and overseas fees as well as stipend of £14,553). Applications should be submitted to the Department of Government with a clear indication that applicants would like to be considered for this award. Please submit your CV and a description of your specific PhD topic interest, including: rationale for selecting this topic area, a summary of some key literature, study aims and possible research methods (max 1000 words). Applications need to be submitted online:

For further information or to discuss a topic prior to application, please contact Prof Slava Mikhaylov:

The deadline for submitting applications for this studentship is the 10th of October 2017. If you have already submitted an application to the University and you wish to be considered this award, please contact Prof Slava Mikhaylov to register your interest and discuss a potential topic of research.

Please note that we accept applications for PhD studies for topics in data science, analytics and big data throughout the academic year.

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