EPSRC Centre for Doctoral training in Distributed Algorithms
An Innovative Data Science, AI and Machine Learning Research Centre
PhD students, academics and industrialists work together to generate novel solutions to tough data science problems.
About the CDT
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral training in Distributed Algorithms (CDT) works in collaboration with STFC Hartree, IBM Research, The Alan Turing Institute, and 20+ project partners to train 60 PhD students to possess the expertise to meet the world's pressing need for highly-trained data scientists.
Our vision is that our PhD graduates will become Future Leaders in Distributed Algorithms meeting the needs of government, academia and industry.
To achieve the vision, each PhD student works with a data science, computer science and an industrial supervisor to ensure the research is novel and useful. Determined by the needs of our industrial and governmental partners, the CDT PhD's explore challenges of the defence and security sector - to better protect the world's population from threats posed by, for example, organised crime - and the manufacturing sector by enhancing industrial organisations’ ability to develop and deliver high-performance products and services through the use of data-driven optimisation and high-performance computing.
This CDT arose from a proposal from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Distributed Algorithms. The two main themes are ‘Towards a Data Driven Future’ and ‘Future Computing Systems.’ All of our PhD projects have these two main themes aligned. Our PhD projects are co-defined and co-supervised with businesses from industry, including IBM, Dstl, GCHQ, and Unilever. You can see the full list of our partners here.
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral training in Distributed Algorithms partnered with The PhD Place on 9/3/22.