EPSRC DTP Studentships in Exeter, deadline January 2017

A number of PhD studentships are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnership with Exeter to commence in September 2017. The projects are funded on a competitive basis. Usually the projects that receive the best applicants will be awarded the funding. The studentships will provide funding for a stipend which, is currently £14,296 per annum for 2016-2017, research costs and UK/EU tuition fees at Research Council UK rates for 42 months (3.5 years) for full-time students, pro rata for part-time students.

The link to the list of projects is here (note that the list is long, applied maths & dynamics projects are mixed with others):

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/mathematics/funding/

Positions available (in Exeter and elsewhere)

A 3-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available  in the research group (working with Jan Sieber:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUU269/postdoctoral-research-fellow/

Also, internationally, several tenure track/permanent positions are open:

McGill (tenure track, info from Tony Humphries):
http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9249
DTU Lyngby (permanent, info from Frank Schilder):
http://www.compute.dtu.dk/om_os/ledige_stillinger/job?id=4778215b-b1f1-4a38-b927-666abf94cbb8

Workshop on fast-slow dynamics

As part of the EPSRC Center for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare there will be a half-day workshop on the dynamics of fast-slow dynamical systems. Details are posted on http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/news/event/?semID=1828&dateID=4318

All welcome!

Upcoming workshop, 20-22nd April 2016 at Exeter

There will be a “Workshop on synchronization and oscillators with generalized coupling” hosted by the Centre on 20th to 22nd April 2016. For more information, see the workshop web pages.

Positions available in Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare

The EPSRC Center for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, which incorporates several members from the Centre for Systems, Dynamics and Control, is looking to appoint a number of research fellows and a scientific programmer. The deadline for this round of applications is 1st March 2016.

Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Excitable Dynamics

Based around the theme “construction and analysis of excitable dynamics in continuum systems”, the post holder will initially focus on the development of numerical and analytical reduction methods for approximation of dynamical phenomena in continuum models of excitable systems, working with Professors Vadim Biktashev and Peter Ashwin.

Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Clinical Electrophysiological Data

Based around the theme “mathematically modelling clinically relevant electrophysiological data”, the post holder will initially focus on the development and analysis of mathematical models that can explain the mechanisms underlying electrophysiological data acquired in clinical practice, such as EEG or ECG, working with Dr Marc Goodfellow and Professor Vadim Biktashev.

Research Fellow in Neuroendocrine Modelling and Analysis

Based around the theme “neuroendocrine systems modelling and analysis” the post holder will work on the development of multi-scale network models of endocrine axes and hormonal secretion and understanding the amplitude and timing of exogenous delivery of hormones, working with Professors Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova and John Terry.

Experimental Officer – Scientific Programmer

The post holder will  translate research quality codes into working prototypes suitable for use by end-users in healthcare (e.g. GPs, Clinicians and industry). In this regard, there is the need to communicate with both technical researchers and non-technical end-users, and to develop back-end HPC codes, as well as user-centric front-end GUIs.

New member of staff: Dalia Terhesiu

We welcome a new member of academic staff, Dr Dalia Terhesiu, who will be joining us from Vienna in January 2016. Currently there is a fully funded (for UK students) PhD studentship available to work at the Centre for Systems, Dynamics and Control with Dr Terhesiu in the area of:

Statistical properties of dynamical systems with infinite measure.

Many such systems characterized by regular variation satisfy appropriate versions of the central limit theorem. The aim of this project is to study analogous results in the absence of regular variation.

The deadline for applications is 4th January 2016, and more details are available from: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2035

 

PhD studentships available

There are currently a number of PhD studentships open that are supervised by members of academic staff within the Centre:

EPSRC funded PhD in Mathematics: Statistical properties of dynamical systems with infinite measure £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Mon 4th Jan 2016 Regarding statistical properties of dynamical systems with infinite measure, the aim of this project is to focus firstly on dynamical systems that behave like Markov chains and study analogous results in the absence of regular variation.
EPSRC funded PhD in Mathematics: Stress and Epilepsy: The role of the HPA axis in modulating brain network dynamics £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Mon 4th Jan 2016 Based within the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, you will work on an interdisciplinary project that aims to better understand the interplay between stress and epilepsy.
EPSRC funded PhD in Mathematics: Modelling Gait in People with Parkinsons Disease. £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Mon 4th Jan 2016 Based within the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, a £2M initiative bringing together mathematicians, statisticians and clinicians, you will work on a project aiming to develop a data-driven mathematical modeling framework in order to study gait impairments in patients with Parkinson’s.
EPSRC funded PhD in Mathematics: Predictive models for epilepsy surgery £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Mon 4th Jan 2016 Using dynamical systems theory, you will develop and study mathematical models of brain networks to understand why seizures emerge in people with epilepsy and how treatment perturbations to these networks may alleviate seizures.
EPSRC funded PhD in Mathmatics: Mathematical modelling of neuronal activity in the nucleus reuniens: a thalamic region contributing to mammalian cognitive processing. £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Mon 4th Jan 2016 Computational modelling of the nucleus reuniens (NRe): a thalamic area contributing to mammalian cognitive processing. This project will combine mathematical analysis, numerical techniques and evolutionary optimisation to build biophysical models of neural excitability in the NRe.