About This Course
One fully-funded 4-year PhD scholarship is available to start in September 2023 in the area of Artificial Intelligence machine learning and advanced computing (AIMLAC). The PhD is suitable for a graduate with a keen interest in AI algorithms for big data, optimisation, 3D modelling, and visualisation. The exciting project will research Smart Optimisation of Big Data for Geometry Generation and 3D Models, with Applications in Optimisation and Machine Learning of Big Data from various sources such as LiDAR (3D point clouds) obtained from architectural buildings and historical heritage.
The 4-year PhD, scholarship will sit within the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Advanced Computing (CDT-AIMLAC). The 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 approximately £15,900. Additional funding is available for research expenses.
Candidates must be resident in the UK without any immigration restriction. Applicants are required to submit a research proposal, on this topic, and written in their own words, when they submit their application. Candidates will be shortlisted, and then invited for interview.
Additional information of the project can be found here.
Project title: Smart Optimisation of Big Data for Geometry Generation and 3D Models
1st supervisor: Dr Mosab Bazargani (School of Computer Science and Engineering)
2nd supervisor: Prof Jonathan C. Roberts (School of Computer Science and Engineering)
The successful candidate will be required to attend the AIMLAC 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 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. Applicants should have an aptitude and ability in computational thinking and methods (as evidenced by your degree and application information). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed around the second half of July to the beginning of August.
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 not eligible, as we have met our quota that is applied across the whole AIMLAC CDT cohort.
To apply for the AIMLAC funded position at Bangor University, for the 2023 intake, applicants must complete Bangor’s PhD Direct Application process, and include the relevant and required information as below:
Select “Apply Now” from the menu. Applicants must include the following information.
- One research proposal, written in their own words, and based on the topic.
- An up-to-date CV, evidencing suitable experience for the PhD positions.
- An accompanying letter, including a statement of no longer than 1000 words that explains (a) why you want to join our Centre, and (b) your coding experience, with examples.
- certificates and transcripts (if you are still an undergraduate, provide a transcript of results known to date),
- 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.
Applicants must also complete equality, diversity and inclusivity information. This is a requirement of the funders. Due to collaborative nature of the award, this detail must also be submitted to the AIMLAC central email, separately to the application. Complete the Monitoring Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity form at time of your BU application.
Interviews (using video conferencing or in person) will occur during the second half of July to the beginning of August.
The deadline for applications is August 17th 2023; with interviews planned for the week starting 21 August, with a start date of 18th September. However applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
For more information please contact Professor Jonathan Roberts