About This Course
Two fully-funded 4-year PhD scholarships are available to start in October 2022 in the area of Artificial Intelligence machine learning and advanced computing. The PhDs are suitable for graduates with a keen interest in AI algorithms for data analytics, visualisation and image analysis.
The 4-year PhD scholarships, will sit within the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Advanced Computing. The two students will be based at Bangor University, located within the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE). Funding will cover the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,921. Additional funding is available for research expenses.
Candidates must identify their first and second choice of the offered projects (indicating clearly the primary supervisor and title) from the following. Additional information of the projects can be found here.
Project 1. X-ray simulation and deep learning: Application to Automatic segmentation of defects in CT images corrupted by artefacts
1st supervisor: Dr Franck P. Vidal. 2nd supervisor: Dr Simon Middleburgh (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering)
Project 2. Explanatory Artificial Intelligence (XAI) using visualization
1st supervisor: Professor Jonathan C. Roberts. 2nd supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Ritsos (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering)
Project 3: Project title: Combining Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality visualisation for immersive investigation of river flood risk
1nd supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Ritsos (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering). 2nd supervisor: Dr Sopan Patil (School of Natural Sciences)
Project 4. Multiple Stream Processing of Language - Big Data for NLP
1st supervisor: Dr. William Teahan (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering), 2nd co-supervisor: Dr. Cristopher Shank (School of Languages Literatures and Linguistics).
The successful candidates will be required to attend taught components in year 1 (such as foundations of AI, research methods, information visualisation), residential meetings at Aberystwyth, Bristol, Cardiff or Swansea Universities, deliver responsible innovation, and engage with placements with external partners throughout the four-year programme. Placements may be six-month, or shorter three-month or two-week blocks. Successful applicants will be registered at Bangor University, hosted by the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering throughout their period of study, with the delivery of the related training in the PhD programme being shared between the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea.
Applicants should have at least a 2:1 degree. Applicants must demonstrate excellent programming skills, and have followed a suitable degree programme, e.g., in computer science, mathematics or electronic engineering (with substantial programming), or closely related discipline. Applicants must have an interest in AI, machine learning and advanced computing and one of the topics, above. Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5). Applicants should have an aptitude and ability in computational thinking and methods (as evidenced by your degree). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed around the second half of February to the beginning of March.
We encourage UK and overseas applicants. To qualify as a UK applicant, prospective students must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years immediately prior to the start of the award, with no restrictions on how long they can remain in the UK. Overseas applicants are eligible, fully funded, and count towards a quota that is applied across the whole AIMLAC CDT cohort.
More information on this exciting research can be found here.
Complete Bangor’s PhD application process (click on 'Apply Now' on the right-hand side).
Applicants must identify their first choice (and supervisor) and second choice (and supervisor), from the list of four 2022 projects.
Applicants must include the following:
- one research proposal (written in their own words) and based on their favoured research project proposal
- their CV
- certificates and transcripts (if you are still an undergraduate, provide a transcript of results known to date)
- a statement no longer than 1,000 words that explains why you want to join our Centre, and your top two preferred projects (title and supervisor)
- academic references - all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline (to be determined), as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please include these with your scholarship application
Details of your application and completed equality, diversity and inclusivity must also be submitted to the AIMLAC central email.
- Send the pdf copy of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the equality, diversity and inclusivity details online form
Interviews (using video conferencing or in person) will occur during the second half of February to the beginning of March.
The deadline for applications is February 22nd 2022; however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
For more information, please contact Professor Jonathan Roberts.