22/02/2019

A postgraduate training initiative in applied mathematics, statistics, and machine learning

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and Maynooth University.
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    MathematicsApplied mathematics
    MathematicsStatistics
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/08/2019 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Limerick / Dublin / Maynooth
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/09/2019

The SFI Centre for Research Training in  Foundations of Data Science

A doctoral training initiative from the University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and Maynooth University Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Skillnet Ireland, Industry and Entrprise in Ireland, UL, UCD and MU for a future-proofed Ph.D.

A postgraduate training initiative from the University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and Maynooth University. Fully-funded PhD studentships in applied mathematics, statistics and machine learning that is needed to build algorithms for the data science of the future.

This large scale collaborative initiative between the University of Limerick (UL), University College Dublin (UCD) and Maynooth University (MU), will train a cohort of  PhD students with world-class foundational understanding in the horizontal themes of Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Machine Learning. These fundamental themes will be fused together by applying them to real-world challenges in vertical themes including Data Analytics, Privacy and Security, Smart Manufacturing, Networks, and Health and Wellbeing. Students will engage with and spend in industry developing cognisance of industry needs, transversal skills, diversity and impact. Academic placements in internationally renowned collaborating institutions will be available and students will benefit from exposure to Ireland's world class research universities.

Structure

In Year 1, starting September 2019, students will undertake vibrant, cohort building and high-level mandatory training in the underpinning horizontal themes. Students will engage in group and individual mini research projects, and will spend 10-12 weeks in industry at the end of year 1. Students will then focus on research, and attend regular cohort training events. International academic placements, or secondary industry placements, will take place in year 3.

Funding

The studentships provides four years of tuition fees, a tax free stipend of €18,500 and a travel allowance for research and training related activities.

Diversity

Applications from international students and from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged, reflecting a commitment to ensuring diversity among the student cohort and the supervisory body.

Application process

We invite applications from individuals who hold (or expect to receive) a master's level degree, or first class undergraduate degree, in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, engineering, or in a closely related subject. Applicants should send the following information to admissions@data-science.ie:

 1) CV (including name etc, institutions and qualifications arising from higher education (with percentages as well as grades, or predicted grades if applicable) statement/evidence of your fluency in English)

 2) cover letter (max. 1 to 2 pages outlining career plans as well as your motivation and scientific interests).

 3) ranking of their preferred location(s) (UL, MU, UCD).

 4) to gauge the initial level of interest please rank the horizontal themes of applied math, statistics, machine learning in order of your preferred initial focus.

 5) similarly, please rank the five vertical themes (Data Analytics, Privacy and Security, Smart Manufacturing, Networks, and Health and Wellbeing) in order of your preferred initial focus.

 

Consideration of applications will begin on March 8th 2019.

For further queries, please contact  admissions@data-science.ie.

Benefits

Funding

The studentships provides four years of tuition fees, a tax free stipend of €18,500 and a travel allowance for research and training related activities

Structure
In Year 1, starting September 2019, students will undertake vibrant, cohort building and high-level mandatory training in the underpinning horizontal themes. Students will engage in group and individual mini research projects, and will spend 10-12 weeks in industry at the end of year 1. Students will then focus on their Ph.D. research project with a focused supervisory team, while still attending regular cohort training events. International academic placements, or secondary industry placements, will take place in year 3.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

We invite applications from individuals who hold (or expect to receive) a master's level degree, or first class undergraduate degree, in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, engineering, or in a closely related subject. A

Work location(s)
30 position(s) available at
University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and Maynooth University.
Ireland
Limerick / Dublin / Maynooth

EURAXESS offer ID: 382461

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