Tuesday, April 26, 2016

[DMANET] PhD scholarships at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China


The University of Nottingham Ningbo is now open to PhD applications of undertaking research with the new Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for the Marine Economy and Technology (IAMET). It would be appreciated if you can help forward this email to suitable candidates who are interested in Datamining, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence, logistics and related subjects.

There are PhD scholarships to undertake research projects in the following research areas:

* Data mining/machine learning challenges: large data sets, mixture of data types (including images), data quality and security issues. Data mining will provide input patterns and parameters for the optimization stage.

* Optimisation challenges: dealing with uncertainty, dynamic problems, large scale optimization problem. Heuristics and exact methodologies will be tested, new combinations such as simulation and machine learning will pose technical challenges

* Social challenges - users needs to understand and trust the solution methods or they will not use them optimally. We need to find ways how to translate solutions into good management practices

These scholarships are suited to anyone with an interest in computer science, data mining, logistics, supply chains, operational research and optimization within the context of port, marine, logistics or related city services and sectors. The research projects are multidisciplinary in nature making extensive use of sophisticated methods of solving business problems related to designing, planning, controlling and improving operations and supply chain management processes. The scholarships will be attractive to researchers from a range of industrial, engineering, computer science or management backgrounds.

Students will need either a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject such as engineering, computer science, logistics, supply chain or operations management or related subjects.

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Informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor Uwe Aickelin uwe.aickelin@nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:uwe.aickelin@nottingham.edu.cn>

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