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School of Mathematical Sciences

PhD projects

The School of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for the following PhD projects.

Combinatorics, Algebra & Number Theory

 

Project Start date Application deadline
Zeros of Graph Polynomials and Computational Phase transitions
Supervisor: Viresh Patel
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Chern classes of tropical manifolds
Supervisor: Felipe Rincón
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24

Complex Systems

Project Start date Application deadline
Thermodynamic signatures of collective behaviour in active matter
Supervisor: Lennart Dabelow
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Modelling stochastic processes in cancer evolution and healthy tissue with driver mutations
Supervisor: Weini Huang
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Local and global geometry of graphs and applications
Supervisor: Anna Matsev
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Random matrix approaches to quantum graphs
Supervisor: Anna Matsev
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Topological invariants for symbolic dynamical systems with sparse irregularities
Supervisor: Reem Yassawi
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Analytical and computational model of the emergence and evolution of spatial patterns in networks with coloured nodes
Supervisor: Vincenzo Nicosia
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Fighting fish - scaling functions for near-planar lattice models of vesicles
Supervisor: Thomas Prellberg
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Quantum Monte Carlo methods for simulations of complex geometric clusters
Supervisor: Thomas Prellberg
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Optimal switching and Barabanov norms for linear switched differential equations in low dimensions
Supervisor: Ian Morris
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Stochastic modelling of frequency fluctuations in power grids of the future
Supervisor: Christian Beck
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Models of contagion and cascading failures in complex interacting systems
Supervisor: Vito Latora
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Understanding creativity and success in modern innovation ecosystems
Supervisor: Vito Latora
Sep 24 31 Jan 24

Data Science, Statistics & Probability

Project Start date Application deadline
Universality in Topological Data Analysis
Supervisor: Omer Bobrowski & Primoz Skraba
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Feb 24 1 Dec 23
Data-driven Image Processing Methods with Applications to Wildlife Conservation
Supervisor: Kostas Papafitsoros
Funding: EPSRC
Apr 24 1 Dec 23
Applications of Universality in Topological Data Analysis
Supervisor: Omer Bobrowski
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
New frontiers in extreme data analysis
Supervisor: Eftychia Solea
Funding: QMUL 
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Novel causal models for multivariate functional data
Supervisor: Eftychia Solea
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Bayesian Spatio-temporal Modelling for Biodiversity
Supervisor: Silvia Liverani
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Bayesian Analysis of Multiple Count Time Series
Supervisor: Matteo Iacopini
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24

Geometry, Analysis & Gravitation

Project Start date Application deadline
Regularity theory and singularity analysis of geometric PDEs via phase field approximations
Supervisor: Shengwen Wang
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Search for Dark Matter with Gravitational-wave Detectors
Supervisor: Hong Qi
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Innovative methods for gravitational wave parameter estimation
Supervisor: Hong Qi
Funding: QMUL
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Numerical relativity for fundamental physics
Supervisor: Katy Clough
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
p-evolution equations with low-regular coefficients
Supervisor: Claudia Garetto
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Gravitational waves in higher derivative theories of gravity
Supervisor: Pau Figueras
Funding: CSC
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
De Sitter matrix models and field theory
Supervisor: Tarek Anous
Funding: QMUL Research Support Fund
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
From computational fluid dynamics to gravitational wave observations
Supervisor: Charalampos Markakis
Sep 24 31 Jan 24
Gravitational wave science with the LISA and LIGO
Supervisor: Charalampos Markakis
Sep 24 31 Jan 24

Application deadlines:

Applicants that wish to apply for the following funding sources please note that the application deadline for most funded projects is 31 January 2024 (17:00) for September 2024 entry.

Projects with guaranteed funding may be added throughout the year and will state the application deadline in the project listing.

Other funding bodies may have different deadlines. See fees and funding for details.

We welcome applications from self-funded students throughout the year.

Enquiries and Further Information

For any general enquiries regarding the above PhD studentships please contact Dr Reem Yassawi, the Director of Graduate Studies, or Dr Alex Shestopaloff, the Deputy Director of Graduate 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:

Collaborative Research 

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 Population Health.

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