Oxford & Warwick open 10 funded PhD studentships in stats

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 21 February 2014
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OxWaSP (The Oxford-Warwick Statistics Programme) has announced that 10 funded PhD studentships in Statistical Science, 5 each at Oxford and Warwick, are now available to apply for.

The Statistics Department of the University of Oxford (http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/) and the Statistics Department of the University Of Warwick (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/), supported by the EPSRC, will run a joint Centre of Doctoral Training in the theory, methods and applications of Statistical Science for 21st Century data-intensive environments and large-scale models. This is the first centre of its type in the world and will equip its students to work in an area in growing demand both in academia and industry.

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Each year from October 2014 OxWaSP will recruit at least 5 students attached to Warwick and at least 5 attached to Oxford. Each student will be funded with a grant for four years of study. Students spend the first year at Oxford developing advanced skills in statistical science. In the first two terms students are given research training through modular courses: Statistical Inference in Complex Models; Multivariate Stochastic Processes; Bayesian Analyses for Complex Structural Information; Machine Learning and Probabilistic Graphical Models; Stochastic Computation for Intractable Inference. In the third term, students carry out two small research projects. At the end of year 1, students begin a three-year research project with a chosen supervisor, five continuing at Oxford and five moving to the University of Warwick.

Training in years 2-4 includes annual retreats, workshops and a research course in machine learning at Amazon (Berlin). There are funded opportunities for students to work with our leading industrial partners and to travel in their third year to an international summer placement in some of the strongest Statistics groups in the USA, Europe and Asia including UC Berkeley, Columbia University, Duke University, the University of Washington in Seattle, ETH Zurich and NUS Singapore. Although the first deadline of 24th January has now passed, applications will be considered in gathered fields with a second deadline of 14th March for both Oxford and Warwick. For further information on applying to the programme at one or both of the two institutions see:

Oxford:

Web: http://www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/oxwasp
Email: oxwasp.admissions@stats.ox.ac.uk

Warwick:

Web: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/oxwasp 
Email: oxwasp@warwick.ac.uk

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