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PhD projects

A natural route to choose a PhD project is to continue one of your miniprojects. If you want to explore other options, in general the list of miniproject proposals (here) is a good starting point. Below is also a list of additional options, which we have been made aware of and which is obviously not 'complete' in any sense.

In none of these cases is it guaranteed that a particular project is waiting for you, opportunities below and from miniprojects are typically open to all graduate students. So go and talk to potential supervisors as quickly as possible!

If you have any questions, contact your personal tutor or Gareth Alexander, Matthew Turner, Stefan Grosskinsky, or any other member of staff you can get hold of.

Further PhD opportunities

  • with Matt Keeling
    1) With Mike Tildesley, it looks like we're about to get lots of data on endemic Foot-and-Mouth disease -- so there is a very interesting project to analyse this data, create models and consider optimal control strategies.
    2) I've recently acquired individual level data on childhood absences from school, which allows us to look at how illnesses spread through schools and communities. There is the opportunity for greats amounts of work, using a range of cutting-edge techniques.
    3) This year Andrew Easton and I supervised Ellen (Webborn) looking at virus dynamics. Ellen doesn't want to pursue this, but we'd be really interested in taking this further.
    4) Finally, happy to chat to any students interested in epidemiology, evolution, ecology, spatial models.....
  • with Robert MacKay
    on electricity pricing with Michael Waterson (Economics) and Monica Giulietti (WBS) in the frame of a grant on energy storage led by Jihong Wang (Engineering).
  • with Rob Cross and Nick Carter (CMCB, Medical School)
    on modeling the interaction of molecular motors (short description).
  • with Anne Straube (CMCB, Medical School) and Stefan Grosskinsky
    on stochastic modelling of microtubule dynamics based on high quality in vitro data (some relevant papers as zip).
  • with Charo Del Genio on
    1) sampling of undirected and directed graphs under constraints,
    2) modelling political polarisation and intolerance via asymmetric multidimensional adaptive opinion dynamics,
    3) infrastructure link damage models with redistribution of loads.
  • with Frances Griffiths (Medical School) and Thomas House on Social Networks and Health