EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in Partnership with Industry (STOR-i)
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in Partnership with Industry (STOR-i) based at Lancaster University, has 12 fully-funded PhD studentships available each year.
Our MRes and PhD students are leading the way in Statistics and Operational Research, developing mathematics to solve challenging, real-world problems which can make a difference to business and society. So, if you're finishing your degree, hoping to get top results, and want to make your impact through research and industrial partnerships, why not consider applying to the STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training?
STOR-i, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with Industry, is a pioneering 4 year PhD programme established in 2010. Using industrial challenge as the catalyst for mathematical innovation, the centre will develop future international research leaders. Industrial partners include AstraZeneca, ATASS, BT, IBM and Shell. Many of our PhD projects are developed and involve substantial collaboration with our industrial partners, providing a unique research and training experience. Our cohort-based PhD programme offers a unique style of PhD training, which provides an opportunity to:
We are recruiting top candidates to our 4 year Mres and PhD programme and we have 12 fully-funded studentships available for UK and EU nationals, which include tuition and a tax-free enhanced maintenance grant. Early applications are encouraged. To find out more please visit, https://www.stor-i.lancs.ac.uk/apply.
STOR-i’s place at the interface between statistics, OR and industry means that I have been lucky enough to apply complex mathematical ideas to real-world problems of consequence. My research is partnered with the Met Office and EDF Energy, which has given me the unique opportunity to liaise with the industrial side of research. This takes the form of regular site visits and telephone consultations. This insight into the collaborative relationship between academia and industry has made me hopeful of a future career as a researcher.
Participating in the STOR-i doctoral training programme has been a fantastic experience. The first year provided a solid foundation for starting the PhD and enabled us to learn about the many different research areas in Statistics and Operational Research that Lancaster specializes in, leading us to a PhD in an area we’re passionate about. During the PhD I have had the opportunity to work with some of the leading academics in their respective fields who provide excellent supervision and guidance. Collaborating with industry provides me with a unique opportunity to apply my research to a real-life situation and gain valuable industrial experience.