UCL PhD Scholarships with Leading Companies

UCL PhD Scholarships with Leading Companies

Posted by Victoria Nicholl on Wed, 04/07/2012 - 17:15

UK PHD CENTRE IN FINANCIAL COMPUTING & BUSINESS ANALYTICS

fully funded for 3 or 4 years

The UK Centre for Financial Computing (www.financialcomputing.org) has a number of PhD
Scholarships jointly funded by UCL and leading companies in the financial and business sectors.
The scholarships are open to UK/EU nationals with exceptional qualifications to work on applied
analytics and computing applications in association with major companies in the financial, retail and
services sectors. The students will spend part of their time at UCL and part at their partner company.
Business Analytics

A recent McKinsey report entitled Big Data: the next frontier for innovation, competition, and
productivity highlighted that Analytics and Big Data is the foremost growth area across all major
research and business sectors, with huge competition for analytics staff. The key skills sought are
computational statistics, machine learning, complexity, so-called big data, and high-performance
computing. PhD students are highly valued and come from all areas of science and engineering (e.g.
Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics etc.)

UK Centre in Financial Computing

The UK Centre for Financial Computing (www.financialcomputing.org) is a collaboration of UCL,
London School of Economics, London Business School and the major investment banks. It has over 60 PhD students working on computational finance and business analytics, and another 20 PhD students will start in October. Each student has an Academic Supervisor and an Industry Advisor, and spends an extended period based at their partner company.

PhD Students
We are seeking UK/EU nationals with exceptional
qualifications and experience:

 A strong academic background (based on educational qualifications).

 Strong quantitative skills (ability to learn advanced maths, programming, and statistics).

 Strong research skills (especially in large scale quantitative studies).

 Experience or strong interest in applied research and business.

Applications

To apply email your CV and a Statement of Research interests to:

Prof. Philip Treleaven
Director, UK Centre in Financial Computing
p.treleaven@ucl.ac.uk

Ms. Yonita Carter
Manager, UK Centre in Financial Computing
y.carter@ucl.ac.uk