An automatic simulation development approach for agent-based (migration) modelling
We are recruiting new Doctoral Researchers to our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships starting 1 October 2023. Applications are invited for the project An automatic simulation development approach for agent-based (migration) modelling
Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of approximately £19,668, including inner London weighting, plus payment of their full-time home tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).
You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees there are a very limited number (no more than three) of studentships available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the academic entry criteria including English Language proficiency.
You will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Computer Science
Agent-based modelling is widely used, e.g. in the context of conflict-driven migration. However, simulations take time to develop, and long construction times detract from the societal value provided by simulations, as many of the most serious humanitarian and public health crises require forecasting insights on a timescale of a few days.
The focus of this project is to establish a development approach that can automatically construct meaningful forecasting simulations in a day or less
Please contact Dr Derek Groen at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion about the studentships.
Applicants will have or be expected to receive a first or upper-second class honours degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Mathematics, Physics or a similar discipline. A Postgraduate Masters degree is not required but may be an advantage.
Skills and Experience
Applicants will be required to demonstrate expertise in Python programming and familiarity with principles of good software engineering, simulation and/or modelling, and basic algorithms. In addition, the applicant is expected to have experience with academic writing (e.g. in the form of a clear and concisely-written BSc. dissertation).
You should be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team, collaborate with others and have good communication skills.
How to apply
There are two stages of the application:
1.Applicants must submit the pre-application form via the following link https://brunel.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/epsrc-dtp-23-24-pre-application-form-brunel-university-lon-3 by 16.00 on Friday 26th May 2023.
2.If you are shortlisted for the interview, you will be asked to email the following documentation in a single PDF file to email@example.com within 24hrs.
- Your up-to-date CV;
- Your Undergraduate degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) essential;
- Your Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) if applicable;
- Your valid English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each section) or equivalent, if applicable;
- Contact details for TWO referees, one of which can be an academic member of staff in the College.
Applicants should therefore ensure that they have all of this information in case they are shortlisted.
Interviews will take place in June 2023.