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Topics for prospective PhD students

My main research interests are in machine learning, probabilistic graphical models and discrete optimisation using integer programming. I also work on statistical relational learning and, occasionally, philosophy of probability. Here are some possible topics for a PhD. Let me know if you're interested!

To undertake research in these areas it is necessary to have a strong mathematical background.

Who will I be working with?

You will be a member of both the Artificial Intelligence Group and the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, and will be working in a top-rated department. In 2014, the Department of Computer Science ranked joint 7th with Oxford (among 89 CS departments in the country) for the quality of our research.

Where will I be located?

As a member of the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, I work in the Ron Cooke Hub, a new, purpose-built building in the city of York, one of the most historic, picturesque and safe cities in the United Kingdom. The Hub hosts several world-class research groups and a growing number of startups.

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Are there any scholarships available?

Please have a look at this page for information regarding available scholarships/funding.

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