PhD position

The University College London has established an Centre for Inverse Problems, jointly by the Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics. I am looking for one fully funded, 3/4-year studentships, to start in September 2019. It is for exceptionally qualified students to complete PhD in computational inverse problems, which lies at the interface between inverse problems and computational mathematics. The applicant should have bachelor or master degree in mathematics, scientific computing or related areas, as well as good programming skills. Specific research topics include, but not limited to

l  novel computational techniques (e.g., stochastic iterative methods, learning techniques, approximate Bayesian techniques,) for inverse problems

l  numerical analysis of nonlocal problems.


The funding includes full tuition fees, a training support fee and standard, tax-free maintenance for UK/EU students. The studentship is open to UK, EU and oversea applicants.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Dr. Bangti Jin at Department of Computer Science, via email, and should include:
- A short research statement (250 words) explaining your motivation for applying to the position and your research plan
- A 2-page CV which includes your academic and work experience.

All the complete applications (submitted through UCL Select) will be reviewed rapidly and promising applicants will be invited to an interview. The deadline of the first round of application in the department is December 15, 2018. However, early application is strongly encouraged.


Overseas Studentships:

Useful information about overseas scholarships can be found here.

For Chinese students who intend to apply or already have scholarships from the China Scholarships Council (CSC), please contact me directly. Note that there are two routes for the CSC application, one jointly with University College London with a very early deadline (CSC pays the stipend and UCL pays the tuition fee), and the other is a bit later (CSC pays both tuition and stipend). The English requirement is at the following link.


Formal Admission Procedures

Please ensure you mark the department as “Computer Science” in your application and the name of the supervisor as Dr. Bangti Jin