CDAS and Turing Doctoral Studentship projects

Project Details

Lead Supervisor: Prof. Alison Heppenstall
Contact Email:
Partners: University of Leeds

Start Date: October 2018

The Alan Turing Institute and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are seeking to recruit four doctoral students to work on PhD projects in the priority areas of smart cities and health and well-being.  Two of these studentships will be registered at the University of Leeds, with the Centre for Data Analytics and Society.

Studying at the Turing offers a unique opportunity to undertake a data science-focused PhD in a multidisciplinary environment, where over 150 experts work side-by-side, in a range of disciplines, to solve problems, generate ideas and transform research into real-world impact.

The students will be supervised by ESRC/Turing fellow – Professor Alison Heppenstall who has been granted a fellowship to drive the development and application of data science. The Fellow will act as the primary supervisor, helping in particular to develop the quantitative and data science skills of the students.

Students will spend their first year in Leeds before spending the majority of the remainder of the programme at The Alan Turing Institute in its headquarters at the British Library in the heart of London’s vibrant Knowledge Quarter. Students will be registered at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, (University of Leeds), and will follow the Integrated MSc and PhD programme created for the CDT

Projects based at Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Supervised by Professor Alison Heppenstall (ESRC/Turing Fellow, University of Leeds)

Project 3: Uncovering hidden patterns and processes in social systems
Project 4: Understanding the inner-workings of city-level agent-based models


Application deadline: 12:00 GMT 19 February 2018 (this is 12 noon UK time)

Remote interview: the ESRC/Turing Fellows will organise a call to interview the most suitable candidates between 20 – 25 February 2018.

Interview days: Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the Turing headquarters. You must be available for both of these days but will only need to attend one.

Apply Now – please note these projects must be applied for through The Turing Institute 

Questions can be directed to the Researcher Development and Training team:

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