|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed On:||2nd December 2022|
|Closes:||3rd February 2023|
100% of home tuition fee, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate).
Scale-freeness and growth stability of realistic network models
Interested in studying how network grow? This PhD project will investigate the properties of a stochastic model that generates networks from a probabilistic point of view.
The Barabási-Albert model is a famous model with two seemingly ubiquitous properties: it uses a preferential attachment mechanism, and it generates scale-free networks. According to recent works (Broido and Clauset, 2019; Voitalov et al., 2019), however, real-life networks present a more nuanced picture of scale-freeness. In addition, while the study of scale-freeness focuses on the largest degrees of the network, methods from extreme value theory have been underused. This presents an opportunity to quantify the scale-freeness through a more realistic model.
The aim of this PhD position is to:
Number of awards: 1
Start date: 18th September, 2023
Award duration: 42 months
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University
You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject such as Statistics, Mathematics, or another strongly quantitative discipline. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply. In the first instance the studentship covers only home tuition fees. The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics has very limited additional funding to offer full studentships including international fees to exceptional international applicants.
Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection.
International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
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