Centre faculty engage in research across a wide range of data science areas, combining theoretical work with an application focus. Our research ranges across:

  • machine learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • databases
  • statistics
  • optimization
  • natural language processing
  • computer vision
  • speech processing
  • and other areas.

Below is a list of current PhD research undertaken in the Centre.

To find out about the many other projects that are ongoing, look through our individual supervisor's web pages where there will be additional research projects listed.


Industry collaboration PhD projects beginning in September 2018

The CDT in Data Science has two different types of studentships: a regular CDT studentship and a CDT studentship with a PhD project in collaboration with an industry partner. For a regular CDT studentship, students choose their PhD projects at the beginning of year 2 (after the MSc by Research); there are approximately 10 regular studentships available. For a PhD project in collaboration with an industry partner, students commit to a particular PhD project at the application stage.

Details of any available partner funded studentships will be posted here over the next few weeks with an application deadline of February 2018.

 Last year, PhD studentships included:

  • Declarative Programming for Data Science / LogicBlox
  • Improving News Reader Experience with Online Journalism / FT
  • Improving Two-step Prediction Models in Consumer Research / Unilever


EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science:  2018/2019 Match-Funding Call

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science is offering match-funding for up to 3 studentships for the 2018/2019 intake year.  Match-funding of up to 50% will be awarded to successful academic supervisors who have a defined project with an industry partner.  The remaining cost must be matched by an industry partner.  

The match-funding is open to Home/EU studentships.

The total cost of a Home/EU studentship is £100k over a 4-year period (this includes student stipend and fees).  Industry partners must contribute a minimum of 50% of the financial cost in order to be eligible.  This works out to be just over £1k per month!

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted with the final deadline set for:  Friday 17th November 2017.

Funding may be allocated ahead of the deadline so applicants are advised to apply as early possible.

Current CDT student PhD projects