Fully-funded EPSRC PhD Studentship / Scholarship at the University of Birmingham, UK


Title: Market Based Control of Complex Computational Systems

Vacancy

Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for an EPSRC funded PhD studentship in Market Based Control of Complex Computational Systems. The successful candidate will work on a challenging research project in the areas of co-evolutionary learning of strategies (e.g., bargaining strategies, trading strategies, etc.), generalisation and robustness of evolved/learned strategies, multi-objective strategy learning or a closely related area. The studentship includes fully-paid tuition fee and up to GBP12,500 per year tax-free stipend. The studentship is available immediately until 30/9/2009 in the first instance (subject to satisfactory progress). Extension until 31/3/2010 is expected. Further extension (up to a total of three years from the start of PhD) will be possible (subject to satisfactory progress).

The Candidate

The successful applicant must have at least a 2.1 or above degree in computer science or a closely related field. We do consider outstanding applicants from mathematics, physics and engineering as long as they have sufficient computer science background. A good knowledge of evolutionary computation is required, especially co-evolution and machine learning. The successful applicant must have excellent analytical and programming skills. S/he must be an excellent team player who can work independently and communicate well with others.

The Studentship / Scholarship

Duration: The studentship is available immediately until 30/9/2009 in the first instance (subject to satisfactory progress). Extension until 31/3/2010 is expected. Further extension (up to a total of three years from the start of PhD) will be possible (subject to satisfactory progress).

Payments: Living expenses: up to GBP12,500 per year tax-free; plus tuition fee fully paid.

Eligibility: Open to European Union/United Kingdom applicants only.

Deadline: Until the post is filled.

How to Apply

For more information on the PhD programme at Birmingham: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate-research/

Please apply according to the instructions given in the above website, NOT to the person below.

Enquiries: Prof. Xin Yao (x.yao@cs.bham.ac.uk)