New PhD Centre in AI for Finance & Services
UCL Computer Science and its Industry partners have launched a new PhD programme and research centre.
The Centre supports industry-based PhD student:
- Professional (Employee) PhD – members of an Industry Partner’s staff whose job function supports a PhD.
- Industry-sponsored PhD – full-time PhD students who share their time between UCL and their sponsor company.
A recent McKinsey report entitled Big Data: the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity highlighted that Analytics and Big Data is the foremost growth area across all major research and business sectors, with huge competition for analytics staff. The key skills sought are computational statistics, machine learning, complexity, so-called big data, and high-performance computing. PhD students are highly valued and come from all areas of science and engineering (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics etc.)
Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Data Science
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Data Science is an interdepartmental collaboration at UCL and a range of financial institutions and other corporate partners, to promote doctoral training and research on computational and quantitative methods in finance and business analytics. It has over 60 PhD students working on computational finance and business analytics. Each student has an Academic Supervisor and an Industry Advisor, and spends an extended period based at their partner company.
We are seeking UK/EU nationals with exceptional qualifications and experience:
- A strong academic background (based on educational qualifications).
- Strong quantitative skills (ability to learn advanced maths, programming, and statistics).
- Strong research skills (especially in large scale quantitative studies).
- Experience or strong interest in applied research and business.
To apply email your CV and a Statement of Research interests to:
Prof. Philip Treleaven
Director, UK Centre in Financial Computing
Ms. Yonita Carter
Manager, UK Centre in Financial Computing