PhD Studentship in Statistical Science

University College London - UCL Department of Statistical Science

Applications are invited for a PhD funding opportunity to conduct research in a branch of probability or statistics based in the UCL Department of Statistical Science, commencing in September 2018. This funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The studentship will be 4 years in duration and covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus a stipend of £17,050 per annum. To be eligible for the full award, applicants must normally be UK/EU nationals and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship.

Studentship Information

The following projects are available (outline descriptions are provided in a separate pdf document).

  • Analysis methods for multivariate random fields
  • Covariate dependent clustering via normalised completely random measures
  • Deep learning of gaze patterns for emotion recognition
  • Image super-resolution for remote sensing
  • An integrated Bayesian approach in air pollution and health studies: linking exposure, health and economic evaluation
  • Methods for high dimensional point process analysis with application to forest ecology
  • Slab ocean model emulation
  • Space prediction of earthquakes
  • Statistical learning of cancer treatment outcome
  • Statistical learning of vascular stem cells
  • Stochastic models in genetics: using DNA sequence data to learn about population divergence and speciation
  • Time series methods for heterogeneous multivariate observations

Candidates should explain in their covering letter which of these projects is of interest to them (please select at least one and up to three projects, in ranked order of preference). Alternatively, a candidate may propose their own topic, provided that it has already been discussed with a prospective supervisor in the department.

Person Specification

The requirement for admission to the MPhil/PhD in Statistical Science is a 1st class or high upper 2nd class Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree with merit or distinction, in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related quantitative discipline. Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard are also acceptable. Further details can be found on the Departmental website.

The studentship may only be awarded to applicants liable to pay tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (i.e. it cannot be used to part-cover overseas tuition fees). The procedure for determining one’s tuition fee status is outlined on the UCL website and further details concerning the regulations on student eligibility are available on the EPSRC website.

How to Apply

For details on how to apply, please click the 'apply' button below.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the studentship is filled (i.e. the below closing date represents only a final deadline). You are therefore advised to apply as soon as possible.

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