PhD project: Data Intensive Science
In November 2015, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announced funding for a Centres for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science. The Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrews were awarded funding to run one such centre ScotDist and offer Phd. places starting in September 2017. Continuation of this program is currently under review for 2019 entry.
The CDT program provides funding for a four year Phd program offering the opportunity to develop data intensive methods and techniques for use at the frontier of research The studentship will include a short multi-disciplinary secondment to industry or a third sector partner engaged in data intensive science techniques. Possible topics in the field of particle physics include the application of machine learning techniques to pick out new physics signals from the large dataset being collected at the LHC experiments ATLAS and LHCb to the extraction of Dark matter signatures at LUX/LZ or next generation neutrino physics with DUNE/HyperK.
Interested applicants should apply here. For more information contact mneedham [at] staffmail.ed.ac.uk (Dr Matthew Needham).
- Dr Matthew Needham (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Dr Christos Leonidopoulos (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Victoria Martin (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Peter Clarke (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Professor Alex Murphy (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
The project supervisors welcome informal enquiries about this project.
Find out more about this research area
The links below summarise our research in the area(s) relevant to this project:
- Find out more about ATLAS.
- Find out more about Dark Matter.
- Find out more about LHCb.
- Find out more about Particle Physics Experiment.
- Find out more about the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics.
- Find out how to apply for our PhD degrees.
- Find out about fees and funding and studentship opportunities.
- View and complete the application form (on the main University website).
- Find out how to contact us for more information.