Swansea University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is collaborating with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to award a fully-funded PhD Research Scholarship to eligible candidates who wish to enrol for the program at the University.
Swansea University offers a number of awards for students pursuing PhD, MPhil, MRes or Master’s by Research studies. The aim of this project is to advance our understanding of fundamental computational problems concerning the long-term behaviour of linear dynamical systems.
This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality. The project is suitable for students with a background in (theoretical) computer science or mathematics. The student will employ a synthesis of numerical and symbolic methods, combining tools from computability, computational complexity, analysis (differential equations, analytic number theory), topology, and algebra (real algebraic geometry, quantifier elimination).
Prior knowledge or experience in one or more of these areas are desirable, but not strictly necessary. Moreover, reachability problems over rational data become un-decidable or provably “hard” already for seemingly very simple systems.
To be eligible for Swansea University EPSRC PhD Research Scholarship, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:
- Applicants can come from any nationality
- If you are holding a non-UK degree, please see Swansea University degree comparisons to find out if you meet the eligibility.
- Applicants must have English Language requirements, If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent. Details on the Swansea University English Language entry policy can be found here
- Candidates must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related discipline, or an appropriate master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’ (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).
As part of your online application, you MUST upload the following documents:
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Monitoring Form
- Degree certificates and transcripts
- A cover letter including a ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ to explain why the position particularly matches your skills and experience and how you choose to develop the project.
- Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email addresses for verification of reference.
- Evidence of meeting English Language requirement
- Copy of UK resident visa
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