Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[DMANET] PhD Scholarships


The University of Nottingham Ningbo has PhD scholarships for suitable candidates who are interested in Datamining, Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence and related subjects such as:

* Data mining/machine learning challenges: large data sets, mixture of data types (including images), data quality and security issues.

* Optimisation challenges: dealing with uncertainty, dynamic problems, large scale optimization problem, new optimization and data mining combinations such as simulation and machine learning.

* Social challenges - users need to understand and trust the solution methods or they will not use them optimally. What technical implications does this have in application areas such as medical data, logistic problems and other areas of the digital economy.

The research projects are multidisciplinary in nature and will involve solving business problems related to designing, planning, controlling and improving of operations and management processes. The scholarships will be attractive to researchers from a range of industrial, engineering, computer science or management backgrounds.

PhD Scholarship package:
The scholarships are based at The University of Nottingham's campus in Ningbo, China. They are available from September 2016 for a period of three years, with a stipend of up RMB 3,000 per month and an accommodation allowance of RMB 4,800 per year for local students and RMB 12,000 per year for international students. Tuition fees are fully funded and medical insurance is provided. Teaching assistantships with extra payment may be available for talented PhD students.

How to Apply:
The application deadline is 15 August 2016. To apply please send an email with the subject IAMET scholarships and the following attachments to<> :

* Application Form (please download here:

* A brief research proposal (1-2 pages)

* Copies of degree certificate for both undergraduate and postgraduate study (Xueli certificates required for applicants from Chinese universities)

* Official transcripts showing marks for both undergraduate and postgraduate study (in English only, with university's official stamp on)

* Two references which can be emailed by the referees directly<>

* English proficiency test report (not required for native English speakers or those with degrees from English speaking countries))

* A copy of passport-sized colour photograph

* A copy of your passport. For Chinese applicants a copy of ID card is accepted

Informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor Uwe Aickelin<>

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