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EPSRC iCASE Studentship- Making decisions within complex systems

Many decisions made within organisations are linked, yet the information governing such links is often scarce. A simple model of agents, decisions and consequences has been developed with BT as a foundation for investigating the utility of probabilistic networks in predicting the connectedness of decisions. There is a need to develop the model further and investigate a range of algorithmic approaches to estimating such connectedness, looking at the trade-offs between model complexity, model build cost and the validity of its predictive ability.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in an Engineering or related subject.

EPSRC ICASE studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for UK students or provide fees only for EU students from outside the UK, subject to eligibility requirements. Further details about eligibility can be found at:

To apply for this studentship, please send your two page CV to Prof John Clarkson ( to arrive no later than 15 March 2020.

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University's Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a £65 fee for PhD applications. The applicant portal can be accessed via: The final deadline for PhD applications is 30 June 2020, although it is advisable to apply earlier than this.

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