EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data (Horizon CDT)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data (Horizon CDT)

Fully funded four year PhD studentships starting in September 2023. Opportunities for graduates from multiple disciplines including: computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, human-robot interaction, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social sciences, medicine/health sciences and the arts.

Current opportunities

Application Deadline: 15th May 2023
Open To: UK Home fee status students only
Start Date: Monday, 25th September 2023

Each studentship comes with a tax-free enhanced stipend and all academic fees paid. The 2023/24 stipend is not confirmed but will be in excess of £20,000 per annum.

PhD Studentship in Artificial Intelligence Powered Sustainable Manufacturing

The successful candidate will work with the multi-national company Reckitt to explore how Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies (e.g. sensors) can be used to support current human operators to optimise manufacturing processes and deliver environmental sustainability benefits.

PhD Studentship in Human-Robot Interaction

We have two interdisciplinary PhD studentships available in the area of Human- Robot Interaction. The student will work on improving long-term autonomy of the robotic system in complex semi-controlled environments by developing incremental learning mechanisms and interaction abilities to receive and learn from human help when necessary.

Find out more about the studentships and how to apply on the CDT website.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data (Horizon CDT)

About Horizon CDT

We are an interdisciplinary Centre recruiting 12-14 applicants per year from a wide range of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, human-robot interaction, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science, law, medicine/health sciences and the arts.

The CDT is establishing technologies and methods to enable producers and consumers in the Digital Economy to co-create smarter products in smarter ways, to re-establish trust in the use of personal data. Smarter products combine physical and digital technologies to deliver personalised blends of goods, services and user experiences.

The Centre brings together leading figures from computing and engineering as well as the social sciences, business and humanities from the University of Nottingham; plus researchers from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. We are co-funded by EPSRC and over 40 industry, third sector and international partners.

Our students are innovating applications across sectors including consumer goods (e.g. food), creative industries, high value products (e.g. cars), health and wellbeing – seeking out new synergies between them. We do not expect every student to be an expert in all of the areas mentioned above; our aim is to train people to work in transdisciplinary teams, ready to become future leaders in industry, the third sector and academia.

You will benefit from:

  • A fully-funded four year PhD programme that integrates a leading-edge research project with research training in transdisciplinary skills.
  • An external/industry partner to help embed your research in the real world.
  • Placement with a partner organisation and opportunities for international exchange.
  • A tax-free enhanced stipend in excess of £20,000 per annum.
  • Being part of a cohort of high achieving PhD researchers.
  • A world class research environment with a track record of 85+ Horizon CDT graduates to date.
  • Developing highly sought after interdisciplinary skills and experience.