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Coopetition: Mechanism design under cooperative competition.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, June 06, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD position at the Southampton Business School – Mathematical Sciences, awarded on the basis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a research programme in Oct 2019. We are looking for applicants interested in the interface of Operational Research, Game Theory and Economics, especially in Mechanism Design with the presence of both cooperation and competition.

Supervisors: Successful candidate will work with Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen: (;http://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/about/staff/tn6g10.page) and Professor Bo Chen from Warwick Business School: https://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/bo-chen/.

REQUIREMENTS
Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. The candidate should have a strong background in operational research. Knowledge on game theory and computer programming are very desirable.
Applicants should have a good degree (equivalent to a UK first-class honours or 2:1 degree) in Operational Research or a related discipline. Applicants should also meet English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score lower than 6.0, or equivalent).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants should prepare the following documents: (1) a brief covering letter that describes your reasons for wishing to pursue a PhD in the proposed area; (2) a copy of your CV, including your actual or expected degree class(es), and results of all University examinations; and (3) two academic references. These documents should be sent to Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen () who will then provide direction for the formal application submission.


Funding Notes

Funding details: The studentships cover tuition fees, a stipend (currently £14,300 per annum), and £750 per annum travel and conference grant for three years (further support for conferences might be available from other sources). The scholarships are available to students starting their studies in Oct 2019. This studentship is for UK/EU students only.

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