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Networks of interacting oscillatory units are abundant in nature and technology. There is a PhD studentship available to understand how the interactions between individual units shape the overall network dynamics. The studentship covers all fees and includes a stipend for living expenses. Deadline is Nov 30, 2018; click here to apply.
There are a number of EPSRC-funded PhD studentships available within the Centre for Systems Dynamics and Control: these include the following which offer full funding to UK students and fees-only to EU students non-resident in the UK. The deadline for applications for the following is 10th January 2018:
- Cortical Network Models to Understand Differential Input Response Properties During Active and Silent States – Mathematics – EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship
- Critical Cascades of Fast-slow Dynamical Systems – Mathematics – EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship
- Understanding Extremal Processes in Dynamical Systems – Mathematics – EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship
- Understanding Extremes in Low Dimensional Dynamical System Weather Models – Mathematics – EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship
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):
A 3-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available in the research group (working with Jan Sieber:
Also, internationally, several tenure track/permanent positions are open:
McGill (tenure track, info from Tony Humphries):
DTU Lyngby (permanent, info from Frank Schilder):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.|
The David Rees Distinguished Visiting Fellowship scheme enables mathematicians of international renown to spend an extended period of time at the University of Exeter to enable them to contribute to the University’s academic and intellectual activities. If you are interested in visiting Exeter for a period of up to one month, do please look at the following link for more details and how to apply.