[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully-funded PhD Positions @ SFI Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science

John McDonald John.McDonald at mu.ie
Sun Mar 24 18:05:42 PDT 2019


SFI CRT in Foundations of Data Science website: www.data-science.ie<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.data-2Dscience.ie&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AXN_JgTlZQVvf3E7PBbRd_a69Uj_4J7zlCpLnZhvmIA&s=LoxDuLdhtZoPb6ZLCuI47CbiLTPK48t_M3ZMBoCfz-Q&e=>

The Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science invites applications for its 2019 PhD student intake (starting Sept. 2019). This large scale collaborative initiative between Maynooth University (MU), the University of Limerick (UL), and University College Dublin (UCD), 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 application domains including Artificial Intelligenece, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Health and Wellbeing, Networks, Privacy and Security, and Science Education. Students will engage with and spend time 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 the research activities of Ireland's world class universities.

Programme 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.

Funding: Studentships provide 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.

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. Full details of the application procedure are available at www.data-science.ie.

Applicants should send the following information to admissions at data-science.ie:
1. CV (including name, 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, etc.).
2. cover letter (max. 1 to 2 pages outlining career plans as well as your motivation and scientific interests).
3. to assist us in ensuring diversity among the student cohort, we request an indication of gender: female / male / non-binary.
4. ranking of their preferred location(s) (MU, UL, UCD).
5. ranking of their preferred horizontal theme (applied math, statistics, machine learning).
6. ranking of the five vertical themes (Data Analytics, Privacy and Security, Smart Manufacturing, Networks, and Health and Wellbeing) in order of your preferred initial focus.

While all students will engage in cohort training activities in each of the three host institutions, students will be matched to a home institution and will work towards a doctoral degree from there.

*Students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree related to robotics are encouraged to rank MU & Machine Learning as their first choices of location and horizontal themes, respectively, and should highlight their interest in robotics in their cover letter.*

The closing date for the first round of applications is 29 March 2019. If any places are unfilled, they will be allocated through another application round whose opening date will be announced later.

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



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Dr. John Mc Donald,
Dept. of Computer Science,
Maynooth University,
Maynooth,
Co. Kildare,
Ireland.

Email : John.McDonald at mu.ie
Tel: +353-1-7084589
Fax: +353-1-7083848
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