Various EPSRC-funded PhD positions in the Computational Foundry at Swansea

Applications are now open for 4-year funded research studentships in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Enhancing Human Interactions and Collaborations with Data and Intelligence at Swansea University. As per the recent New Scientist advert:

In a world emerging from the darkness and despair of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking for the next group of people who want to join us in our mission to bring light and hope through digital discovery and innovation. We need people who are committed to changing the world via world-class research that focuses on amplifying human capabilities through the use of data driven and intelligence enabled systems. The programme spans four years and includes an integrated Masters.

The EPSRC-funded Centre is based in the state-of-the art £32.5m Computational Foundry at Swansea University. Members of our Centre will be nurtured by multidisciplinary supervisors who are leading research in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Management, Medicine and Social Care and Law. You will also be working alongside a rich and diverse set of industrial, public and third sector partners — including Facebook, Siemens, Tata, Ordnance Survey, Amicus Therapeutics, NHS and Google. For future AI and big data technologies to serve society and the economy effectively, they will need to be created and critiqued by a diverse and wide set of perspectives as possible: we welcome applications from anyone who feels they can help in the mission of the Centre.

This year, we have 11 fully-funded places (fees plus maintenance stipend set at the UKRI rate, currently £15,285 per annum for 2020/21 for full-time students, updated each year); places are also available for those in receipt of four-year external funding.

Applications for the Centre studentships should be made via the CDT website by 26 March 2021 (there will be an information and interview event scheduled for 21/22 April 2021).

For an informal discussion about your application, please contact the Centre Director, Professor Matt Jones (; we also welcome conversations with any organisations who want to become part of our growing stakeholder community.

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