KESS PhD in Mathematics: Improving usability and acceptability of mobile health applications for congestive heart failure patients through machine learning and mathematical programming
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a major chronic condition characterised by the inability of the heart to pump suﬃcient blood through the body.
According to the British Heart Foundation and Stats Wales, 32,000 people live with heart failure in Wales and more than 500,000 people in the UK.
In the UK, up to £11 billion is spent each year relating to cardiovascular diseases, which is expected to increase substantially not only in the UK but also in other countries such as the US. CHF readmissions is one of the major contributors to this burgeoning cost. Readmissions, deﬁned as a subsequent hospital admission within 30 days following an original admission, has become a major burden on the many healthcare systems.
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS2) is a pan-Wales higher-level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the Higher Education sector in Wales.
It is part-funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) West Wales and the Valleys programme, by partners from the West Wales and the Valleys areas of Wales, and by Cardiff University.
- have a home or work address in the West Wales and the Valleys region at the time of their application for KESS funding and their enrolment for the course of study
- have a legal right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the KESS2 support, and the right to take up paid work in the WWV region on completion of the scholarship
- be classified as a ‘home’ or ‘EU’ student.
The Convergence area covers West Wales and the Valleys, and is made up of the following 15 local authorities:
- Isle of Anglesey
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Blaenau Gwent
How to apply
Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (start dates of October 2017, or January 2018, or April 2018).
Applicants should include a personal statement, research proposal, curriculum vitae, and covering letter.
In the funding section of your application, please select 'I will be applying for a scholarship/grant' and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from KESS. In the research proposal section, include the project description contained here.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.
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