Institute for Logic, Language and Computation


PhD position in algorithms, Bristol University

A PhD research studentship funded by the EPSRC is available in the area of Algorithm Design at the Department of Computer Science, Bristol University, UK.

Applications are invited for a PhD student to work for 3 years in the area of Algorithm Design. There is wide scope for flexibility but possible topics include provably fast algorithms for geometric pattern matching, string algorithms and Music Information Retrieval (MIR).

The student will join the new Algorithms Group at Bristol University and will be supervised by Dr. Raphael Clifford. The studentship provides the standard EPSRC living allowance (see (*) below for details), currently £12300 for UK students plus tuition fees at the UK/EU student rate and should start on or before October 2006 .

Applicants must have or be about to gain at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Mathematics. A strong interest in fundamental and theoretical questions in algorithm design/time complexity and a solid mathematical foundation will be an advantage.

General information about postgraduate studies at Bristol can be found at http://www.cs.bristol.ac.uk/admissions/pg/. For further information please contact Dr. Raphael Clifford, . Formal application procedures can be found at http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/admissions/pg/apply.html. Applications must be received by 1 August 2006.


(*) Please read the EPSRC website for full details of funding eligibility but here is a relevant excerpt:

Student Eligibility
The essence of the eligibility requirements is that students must demonstrate a relevant connection with the UK, usually through being ordinarily resident for a period of 3 years immediately prior to the date of application for an award. Nationality or country of origin is not a criterion for eligibility. However, nationals of other member states of the European Union are eligible for fees-only awards if they are resident in their own country in the same way that other candidates are required to be resident in the UK.

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