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PhD Studentship in Robotics/Cyber-Physical Systems (Fixed Term)

Dr. Amanda Prorok, within the Department of Computer Science and Technology, is inviting applications for a funded PhD studentship, beginning in October 2018.

The PhD thesis will be in the general area of robotics and cyber-physical systems. This opening is suitable for a candidate with a Masters degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics, with experience and interest in robotics or multi-agent systems. The successful candidate would have demonstrated scholarly excellence, have a background in machine learning and optimization, and very good programming skills. Candidates need to meet all prerequisites for admission to the PhD in Computer Science (please refer to:

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Amanda Prorok (, prior to submitting a formal application. The PhD application must include a research proposal that is aligned with Dr. Prorok's research interests. Further details are available at the following web site:

Deadline for submission of the application is April 15, 2018.

The PhD studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and provide a tax-free stipend at the standard RCUK rate. If you are an international student, you are eligible to apply, but you must have the means to pay the difference between the UK/EU and Overseas tuition fees. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Complete applications, including two academic references, research proposal, transcripts and degree certificates, should be submitted via the Applicant Portal by the 15-April-2018, see Queries regarding the application process should be directed to using the reference number below.

Please quote reference NR14808 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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