Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP)
Staff members at the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) at the University of Warwick, UK, seek academically strong and highly motivated applicants who would like to pursue PhD studies in the general areas of Discrete Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, and Mathematics of Operational Research.
DIMAP has been recently established by the University of Warwick and is partially funded by the prestigious Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science and Innovation Award. The Centre builds on the expertise and the collaboration between the Algorithms and Computational Complexity group in the Department of Computer Science, the Warwick Mathematics Institute, and the Operational Research & Management Sciences group in the Warwick Business School.
DIMAP is a multidisciplinary research centre supporting an internationally competitive programme of research in discrete modelling, algorithmic analysis, and combinatorial (discrete) optimisation. It aims to support a thriving Industrial Affiliates Programme, and develop collaborative research rooted in discrete mathematics, involving researchers at other UK universities. The Centre also contributes to the development of undergraduate modules and taught postgraduate modules within degrees offered by the participating departments. With a number of internationally renowned researchers, an extensive programme of scientific seminars, international workshops and visiting researchers, and a multidisciplinary angle, DIMAP is one of the leading international research centres in discrete mathematics and its applications in computer science and operational research.
Doctoral Study at DIMAP
As one of the leading international research centres in discrete mathematics and its applications in computer science and operational research, DIMAP is offering excellent opportunities for high quality PhD study in discrete mathematics and its applications, and further areas related to the Centre. DIMAP offers high quality supervising at the interface of Theoretical Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, and Mathematics of Operational Research. Our aim is to provide our students with an insight into the problems and challenges in each of those fields, thereby gaining the skills to bridge the gap that exists between the individual disciplines.
The main research areas of DIMAP are discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, algorithms, algorithmic graph theory, combinatorics, algorithmic game theory, combinatorial optimisation, and mathematics of operational research. The activities of DIMAP are centred around its permanent staff with more details of research topics available on our web page. The Centre will also contribute to the development of undergraduate modules and taught postgraduate modules within degrees offered by the participating departments.
DIMAP aims at recruiting qualified and highly motivated students for PhD scholarships. Applicants should have a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Operational Research, with excellent grades and references. Interest in interdisciplinary research is a bonus.
(Update: no DIMAP PhD scholarships are available any more; still, many of DIMAP members are interested in supervision of highly motivated PhD students)
DIMAP offers students grants of various types, covering tuition and/or stipends. Tuition covers expenses for teaching and supervision, and each student is equipped with office space, a computer, and a small travel budget to attend conferences.
The fellowships are very competitive.
There is a wide range of funding available to students from outside the EU who wish to study in Britain. Further details are available from the International Office.
How to apply
Applications are invited for the PhD scholarships in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Applications are welcome for the study starting in the academic year 2012/2013.
In order to apply please fill in the online application form available at:
In the application form, please choose your preferred department: Warwick Business School (OR), Mathematics Institute or Computer Science.
When you complete an on-line application form, please email dimap at dcs dot warwick dot ac dot uk to confirm you have submitted an application form.
For any further questions related to PhD scholarships in DIMAP and how to apply, send an email to dimap at dcs dot warwick dot ac dot uk.
For general information about studying at the University of Warwick, see the University of Warwick Postgraduate Study web page.