Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Databases

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science

Distributed Geospatial Data Management

Fully-Funded Doctoral Studentship in Databases

Department of Computer Science, Oxford University

Supervisor: Professor Dan Olteanu

Start Date: January or April 2018 but no later than October 2018.

Oxford University’s Database Research Group is offering one fully-funded D.Phil. (PhD) studentship in the Department of Computer Science, funded by EPSRC and Ordnance Survey.

This project is in the area of scalable data management and aims to develop theoretical foundations, methods, algorithms, and tools for managing spatial data, with a particular emphasis on scalable distributed computation. Within this broad scope, the exact directions pursued in the research will be flexible, to suit the background and interests of the candidate appointed. Examples of areas of background experience that are relevant to the project include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Algorithms
  • Databases (theory and systems)
  • Distributed systems 
  • Theoretical computer science

The project will involve formal methods and theoretical foundations and is aiming ultimately at practical results. Further information about the project is available to potential applicants with a serious interest and suitable background.

The successful applicant will be working within Oxford's database group, in particular Professor Olteanu's research group, and will benefit from close collaboration with Ordnance Survey (OS). Through the project’s sponsorship by OS, the applicant will have the opportunity for engagement with OS researchers and developers and for access to real spatial data sets and real-world problems in scalable spatial data management.

We will consider students with strong computer science background. Candidates must also have good writing, communication, presentation, and organization skills. Applicants must in addition satisfy the usual requirements for studying for a doctorate at Oxford. See the University’s web pages on the DPhil in Computer Science for details.

The studentship is funded at a level that will cover University and College fees at home/EU student rates, together with a stipend of at least £21,000 per annum. There will also be provision for some funds to support research travel during the doctorate. The studentships will be funded for four years and will start in October 2017. Applicants should ensure they meet the EPSRC residency requirements.

Please apply online by 15th October 2017 quoting studentship reference code CS-DO-2017.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 30th October 2017.

If you have any questions about the studentship please email Professor Olteanu.

If you have any questions about the formal application process please email Julie Sheppard.

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