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CCIMI PhD Studentship x 6 (Fixed Term)

The Cantab Capital Institution for Mathematics of Information (CCIMI), based at the Centre for Mathematical Studies at Cambridge University, is inviting applications for PhD studentships beginning in October 2018.

The CCIMI accommodates research activity on fundamental mathematical problems and methodology for understanding, analysing, processing and simulating data. Data science research at the highest international level is undertaken at the institute, aiming to extract the relevant information from large- and high-dimensional data with a predictable certainty. The advance of data science and the solution of big data questions heavily relies on fundamental mathematical techniques and in particular, their intra-disciplinary engagement. This is at the heart of the Institute, involving mathematical expertise ranging from statistics, applied and computational analysis, to topology and discrete geometry - all with the common goal of advancing data science questions. For more information on the CCIMI, please visit our website,

To further the world class work of the institute we are seeking motivated candidates for up to 6 PhD studentships, to commence in October 2018. The scheme is open to nationals from all countries and PhD Studentships offered will be fully funded (to include university composition fees, as well as maintenance for the duration of your course to match RCUK minimum level. Funding is for between 3 and 4 years depending on studentship).

We welcome applications relating to projects and subject areas covering all aspects of the broad field of mathematics of information. It is expected that students would be supervised (or in some cases co-supervised) by a member of our faculty, who can be found at Prospective students are encouraged to look into the CCIMI faculty members and their work, and discuss areas of interest with potential supervisors to find or propose PhD projects related to the institute's work. Further information on the institute, our activities, events, and some of the projects currently being investigated by students or faculty can be found on our website,

CCIMI PhD students will belong to either the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) or the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS), or can be members of the Cambridge Centre for Analysis Doctoral Training Scheme (CCA).

To apply for a studentship at the CCIMI, please apply using the standard PhD applications procedure with either DAMTP, DPMMS or CCA via the University's Graduate Admissions website (; and also send an expression of interest letter to and explaining why you are interested in this studentship.

Students should apply in line with the deadlines for the relevant department and/or CCA. It is very strongly encouraged that DPMMS related applications are received by December 31st, and DAMTP and CCA related applications by 15th January.

Further information can be found at Please contact and for any enquiries about the applications process and/or the CCIMI.

Please quote reference LE13319 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and historically have been, under-represented in our departments.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all students are eligible to live and work in the UK.