|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||Tax free stipend of £18,622 per year|
|Placed On:||16th August 2023|
|Closes:||1st January 2024|
One fully funded PhD position to work with Prof Elham Kashefi in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh on a project titled “Quantum Computing”. The project is supported by Nomura International PLC. An external partner with a reputation for digital disruption, diversified expertise, and integrated processes.
Quantum Computing is an emerging technology with the potential to transform Finance. This research proposal focuses on the development of algorithms and numerical methods that exploit the unique features of quantum systems, in preparation for the appearance of scalable and fault-tolerant quantum computers.
The target applications are in the pricing and risk management of financial derivatives. As a mathematical problem, this resolves into two parts:
The research challenge is to develop algorithms that effectively exploit these quantum features and demonstrate their advantage in applications.
Studentship and eligibility
The studentship covers:
Please submit an application with 01 Jan 2024 start date via the University’s admissions portal (EUCLID) and the LFCS: Theory and Foundations of Computer Science, Databases, Software and Systems Modelling programme.
Applicants should state the project “Quantum Computing” and the research supervisor (Prof Elham Kashefi) in their application and Research Proposal document.
Complete applications submitted by 30 June 2023 will receive full consideration; after that date, applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in the fields of quantum computing and mathematics are encouraged.
The anticipated start date is 01 Jan 2024 but earlier or later start dates can be considered depending on the immigration requirements of the successful applicant.
Applicants must submit:
Only complete applications (i.e. those that are not missing the above documentation) will progress forward to Academic Selectors for further consideration.
The School of Informatics is one of the largest in Europe and currently the top Informatics institute in the UK for research power, with 40% of its research outputs considered world-leading (top grade), and almost 50% considered top grade for societal impact. The University of Edinburgh is constantly ranked among the world’s top universities and is a highly international environment with several centres of excellence.
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