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Predictive modelling before, after and during humanitarian crises

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  • Full or part time
    Dr B Rostami-Tabar
  • Application Deadline
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  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The successful candidate will be enrolled on the PhD in Business and Management at Cardiff Business School.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increasing number of predictive models and their forecasts through social media and scientific journals. However, most of them remain as an intellectual exercise as they don’t help with any decision making and it is clear that there is a lack of well-defined predictive models to help organisations, governments and policy maker for planning and responding to crises. The COVID-19 crisis shows the potential of predictive analytics in informing the interventions in both developed and developing countries. It is crucial to develop procedures and predictive models that are valid before, during and after crises.

Applicant profile:
The ideal candidate has a specialist Master Degree in Operations Research, Statistics, Management Science, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering or related subjects from an internationally renowned University. Applicants with a strong first degree will also be considered. The ideal applicant has the motivation and ability to develop industry links and conduct fieldwork; is keen to conduct quantitative research, with emphasis on probabilistic/stochastic methods rather than deterministic one. Ideally, the candidate has previous academic knowledge and/or work experience in the area of health, humanitarian.

Funding Notes

Applications are open until 31st May 2020. This project is not funded, applications from self-funded students are welcome. Outstanding applicants may be considered for one of the available scholarships. The start date is 1st October 2020.

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How to Apply: Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the Cardiff University webpages. Applicants should select Doctor of Philosophy (Business Studies), with a start date of October 2020. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please include:

1. Covering Letter
2. Academic Qualifications
3. Two References
4. CV
5. Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words), taking into consideration the working title of the project.

This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team ([email protected]).

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