|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£22,106 p.a.|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||16th October 2023|
We are excited to be able to offer a generously funded PhD studentship at the University of Bristol (UK) in close collaboration with industrial partner Airbus. The PhD will be located in close proximity to the Interactive Artificial Intelligence Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), with opportunities for exposure to industry problems and supervisory support through the Airbus AI Research team nearby at Filton, Bristol. At this stage we are only considering highly qualified applicants meeting UKRI's home student requirements (see https://www.ukri.org/what-we-offer/developing-people-and-skills/esrc/funding-for-postgraduate-training-and-development/eligibility-for-studentship-funding/). Candidates should be available to start by 1st December 2023 at the latest.
The trustworthiness and acceptance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in industry, depends largely upon humans being able to interpret and understand AI agents and their outputs. There is a growing need to address the trustworthiness of such AI approaches for autonomy-based use cases. The challenge of providing explainability in autonomous decision-making is an exciting and emerging research topic. Such explainable autonomous agent techniques aim to provide the means to understand how an autonomous agent behaves, its actions and plans, its reasoning process, and predicted outcomes with uncertainties - all necessary for AI developers, operators and certifiers to appropriately trust an agent in a given context.
The successful candidate will undertake use-inspired research on this topic, with an experience blending both industry and academia. The candidate will be primarily based at the University with access to research facilities and staff. Regular supervision will be provided by Airbus, with additional opportunities available for extended placements to gain a deeper understanding.
How to apply:
To apply for this studentship, submit a PhD application using our online application system [www.bristol.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply]
Please ensure that in the Funding section you tick “I would like to be considered for a funding award from the School of Computer Science” and specify the title of the scholarship in the “other” box below with the name of the supervisor.
Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a master’s degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a Masters qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree.
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Stipend at the UKRI minimum stipend level (£18,622) plus industrial top up (£3,484). It will also cover tuition fees at the UK student rate. Funding is subject to eligibility status and confirmation of award.
To be treated as a home student, candidates must meet one of these criteria:
For questions about eligibility and the application process please contact Engineering Postgraduate Research Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org
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