PhD Studentship in Statistical Science: Balancing computational constraints with analytic performance in understanding large heterogeneous networks

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 Aug 2017

UCL Department / Division
Statistical Science
Duration of Studentship
4 years
£16,553 per annum plus UK/EU fees
Vacancy Information

Applications are invited for a PhD Industrial CASE studentship jointly funded by the EPSRC and

Elsevier . The studentship will commence on 25 September 2017 and is based at the UCL

Department of Statistical Science.

The studentship is 4 years in duration, with the student spending 3 months on placement at


The award covers tuition fees plus a tax-free maintenance stipend, which is currently a

minimum of £16,553 per annum.

Studentship Description

This project aims to develop innovative computation methods to assess hierarchical structure in

networks and the statistical features that make up components at various levels in the

hierarchy. Students with interests in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related

quantitative discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.

Informal enquiries to Professor Sofia Olhede or Professor Patrick Wolfe are welcome.

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 .


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. Further details

concerning the regulations on student eligibility are available on the EPSRC website .

Candidates should apply for the Research Degree: Statistical Science (RRDSTASING01) in the

usual way by completing the online form and, in addition (and very importantly), send a

separate covering letter directly to the Department making their case for the funding. The

covering letter should be sent to Dr Russell Evans at the email address below.

Contact name
Dr Russell Evans
Contact details
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Closing Date
23 Aug 2017
Studentship Start Date
25 Sep 2017
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