We are pleased to announce that Ocean Science Consulting will partner with the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in a new £12M UKRI/EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation which will train 75 PhD students in five cohorts beginning in September 2019.
Mathematical models lie at the heart of the scientific and technological advances that are shaping our world; they are key to the design of new industrial products, decision making in business and government, and for advancing scientific theories. Recent developments are transforming the capability and reach of mathematical models. The explosion in data, driven by the increase in large-scale scientific experiments, the rapid growth of the web economy, the proliferation of sensors and the widespread use of simulations, is bringing new data-driven methods to the fore. With the growth in computational power and its wide availability through cloud-computing technology, models can be designed to incorporate real-world data, and to tackle increasingly complicated problems with direct impact on an increasingly broad range of human activities. MAC-MIGS will train modelling experts who can develop and analyse mathematical models, translate them into efficient computer codes, and communicate the solutions with industry and government. MAC-MIGS will be based in the new Bayes Centre on the University of Edinburgh’s central campus, the heart of the £1B Edinburgh City Deal.
MAC-MIGS is operated under the auspices of the Maxwell Institute Graduate School and builds on the highly successful MIGSAA CDT in analysis and its applications. MAC-MIGS further involves collaboration with researchers from across the schools of science and engineering of both Universities, partnerships with the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, the Scottish Financial Risk Academy, the DataLab and the Alan Turing Institute, as well as the involvement of over 30 industrial and governmental partners like OSC, who have committed investments of almost £6M in additional support to the CDT beyond the £6M of core funding provided by UKRI. Students in the programme will receive advanced 4-year training in mathematical modelling, analysis, computational methods, and techniques of data analysis, as well as entrepreneurship training and responsible research and innovation. The CDT is committed to principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity. The CDT is already in the process of recruiting students for 2019 entry. Around 15 PhD studentships will be available in each year until 2024. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, since the demand for places is expected to be very high. More details regarding the CDT, its aims, supervisors, partners and the applications process may be found at the website: http://www.mac-migs.org.uk/