The Department of Informatics at University of Sussex is offering 5 fully funded PhD studentships. The fully-funded PhD scholarships will undertake both applied and theoretical research in network science, with relevance to disciplines such as computer networks, epidemiology and neuroscience.

About the position:
  • Candidates can choose to define their own investigation (subject to the approval of the supervisors) or operate within the remit of existing directions of research, examples of which include: network controllability via higher-order structure, inference of dynamic functional connectivity, machine learning for fault monitoring, data routing and congestion control. In all cases, both theoretical and applied focus will be encouraged.


  • Applicant must have a first-class honour degree or equivalent, or an MSc degree (preferably), in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics (or relevant disciplines). You will have (and enjoy using) strong analytical skills as well as excellent programming skills in at least one of C++, Python, Matlab.
  • Applicant must have a good knowledge of English and be able to express yourself clearly in both written and spoken form.
  • Applicant must have had a long-standing interest in pursuing doctoral studies, and be enthusiastic about delving into and contributing to the exciting and fast-moving research area that network science is.
  • Applicant must have had some experience working across disciplines, perhaps, during a research internship, a final year project or an MSc dissertation.
  • Applicant must show the ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
  • All nationalities are eligible to apply for these studentships.

How to apply:

Apply online and clearly state on application form that a ‘Studentship in Network Science’ and include the following:

  • A ‘Statement of Research Interests’ (no more than 500 words) should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the topic described above?(ii) What relevant experience do you have?
  • In addition to this, submit a sample of written work. This might be a chapter of final year or master’s dissertation or a published paper.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Sussex
Country UK
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1 September 2020

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