The School of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for the following PhD projects.
- The deadline for applications for competition funded studentships was 31 January 2020, unless stated otherwise.
- The deadline for applications for China Scholarship Council PhD studentships was12 January 2020.
- The deadline for application for Islamic Development Bank Scholarships was 28 February 2020.
- We welcome applications from self-funded students throughout the year.
- Projects with guaranteed funding may be added throughout the year and will state the application deadline in the project listing.
PhD projects in Algebra and Number Theory
- Around Tao's Algebraic Regularity Lemma [PDF 80KB], Supervisor: Dr. Ivan Tomasic
- Analytic aspects of $L$-functions and automorphic forms [PDF 55KB], Supervisor: Dr. Steve Lester
- Automorphic forms: arithmetic and analytic interfaces [PDF 349KB], Supervisor: Dr. Abhishek Saha
- Tropical Ideals [PDF 67KB], Supervisor: Dr. Felipe Rincon
PhD projects in Combinatorics
- Combinatorics of the Discrete Hypercube [PDF 109KB], Supervisor: Dr. Robert Johnson
- Extremal Combinatorics on Permutations [PDF 92KB], Supervisor: Dr. Robert Johnson
- Optimal Impartial Selection [PDF 66KB], Supervisor: Dr. Felix Fischer Deadline 26 June 2020
PhD Projects in Complex Systems and Networks
- Structure and dynamics of simplicial complexes [PDF 312KB], Supervisor: Prof. Ginestra Bianconi
- Network modelling of spatial distributions from large data sets [PDF 84KB], Supervisor: Dr. Vincenzo Nicosia
- Modelling stochastic processes in human population genetics [PDF 187KB], Supervisor: Dr. Weini Huang
PhD projects in Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics
- Simulation of the HP-model of protein folding [PDF 28KB], Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Prellberg
- Random Walks in Restricted Domains and Standard Young Tableaux [PDF 48KB], Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Prellberg
- Active anomalous stochastic search [PDF 40KB], Supervisor: Dr. Rainer Klages
- Air pollution: Data analysis and superstatistical, spatio-temporal modelling and prediction [PDF 39KB], Supervisors: Prof. Christian Beck and Dr. Benjamin Schaefer
- Data-driven analysis of energy systems [PDF 102KB], Supervisors: Prof. Christian Beck and Dr. Benjamin Schaefer
- Non-Markovian statistical mechanics: theory and applications [PDF 484KB], Supervisor: Dr. Rosemary Harris
PhD projects in Geometry and Analysis
- Unique Continuation for Geometric Wave Equations, and Applications to Relativity, Holography and Controllability [PDF 475KB], Supervisor: Dr Arick Shao
- Quantum differential geometry and applications [PDF 175KB], Supervisor: Prof. Shahn Majid
- Non-linear perturbations of cosmological models and black hole spacetimes [PDF 89KB], Supervisor: Dr. Juan A. Valiente-Kroon
- The two-body problem in numerical and perturbative general relativity [PDF 200KB], Supervisor: Dr. Charalampos Markakis
- Charges on extremal black hole horizons and their integrability [PDF 351KB], Supervisor: Dr. Mahdi Godazgar
- Mini-CDT: Geometry, Relativity and partial differential equations (GRPDE) [PDF 589KB], Supervisors: Dr. Juan A. Valiente-Kroon, Dr. Pau Figueras, Dr. Mahdi Godazgar, Dr. Huy T. Ngyen, Dr. Charalampos Markakis, Dr. Arick Shao.
PhD projects in Probability and Applications
- Computational Methods for High-Dimensional Problems in Finance using PDE Methods and Deep Learning [PDF 489KB], Supervisor: Dr. Kathrin Glau
- Parametric Complexity Reduction in Finance [PDF 139KB], Supervosor: Dr. Kathrin Glau
- Numerical Methods for High-Dimensional Problems in Finance [PDF 139KB], Supervisor: Dr. Kathrin Glau
- Potential Theory of Regenerative Compositions [PDF 114KB], Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Gnedin
PhD projects in Statistics and Data Science
- Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification for Clustering Problems [PDF 38KB], Supervisors: Dr. Silvia Liverani and Dr. William Yoo
Enquiries and Further Information
For any general enquiries regarding the above PhD studentships please contact Dr Alex Fink, the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, or Dr Steve Lester, the Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. For more administrative queries about the PhD programme at Queen Mary, please contact Katie Hale, the PGR Programmes Officer.
If you have already secured funding for your PhD studies and therefore do not wish your application to be considered within the studentship competition please state this on the appropriate part of your application form.
Choosing your Research Topic
It is highly recommended that first you make up your mind in which area of mathematics you wish to work and, ideally, to even think of prospective PhD supervisors at our School. It is important that your supervisor shares your research interests such that he/she can successfully guide you in your research. Many PhD students in mathematics do not pursue targeted research projects specified at the outset. Instead, they develop an agreed programme of study in discussion with their supervisor during their first year here. This programme tends to evolve in response to what has been learned during preliminary studies.
With this in mind, the important question for a prospective student is: Are my interests aligned with those of the School? The following links provide information on the general research strengths of the School:
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Complex Systems and Networks
- Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics
- Geometry and Analysis
- Probability and Applications
From time to time, we have projects available which are co-sponsored by an industrial partner, or which are run jointly with colleagues in another department at Queen Mary. Recent examples of the latter include the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine.