The dispersal of plant diseases is among the most important side effects of a closely integrated global economy. There are many examples of plant diseases that were introduced to the UK and other countries by trade, including Phytophthora ramorum, Dutch elm disease and ash dieback.
Most strategic decisions occur under considerable uncertainty. For example, when investing in the stock market, a trader may use purely probabilistic models to estimate risk in the market’s fluctuations.
This PhD research will develop methods for modelling textual data, social media data, etc., and to use this date to predict traditional Monitoring and Evaluation data that is generated through a research hub.
This well-established EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage delivers a 4-year doctoral training programme under the partnership between Queen's University Belfast and the University of Glasgow and additional collaboration partner the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC).
The University of Strathclyde is part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS) and is able to offer the opportunity to apply for ESRC PhD studentships at full RCUK rates (home tuition fee and a 3 year stipend for eligible candidates).
Entrepreneurialism is increasingly viewed as essential within existing organisations as well as for founding new ventures. It is possible to identify and develop the kinds of skills that are necessary for behaving entrepreneurially.