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Fully funded PhD studentship in Computer Science with the Operational Research Group at Queen Mary University of London

Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Cara Quinton

The Operational Research Group ( within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to work on a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The successful candidate will pursue a course of research investigating the application of computational search methods, such as evolutionary computation and meta/hyper-heuristics, to software engineering problems with a focus on real-world applications.

Candidates are expected to have a first class honors degree or Masters in Computer Science, Mathematics, Operations Research or related discipline, from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. The successful candidate must have a strong programming background, as well as good analytical and communication skills. An understanding of mathematical optimization techniques, heuristic and hyper-heuristic search is highly desirable although not mandatory. The studentship is for three years, and covers UK/EU student fees as well as a tax-free stipend of around £16,500 per annum.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr. John Drake ( who will supervise the project alongside Dr. John Woodward and Prof. Edmund K. Burke. Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged before a candidate submits an application. This studentship is advertised to start in September 2018, however an earlier start date is possible in the case of excellent candidates. More information is available at:

The closing date for the applications is 12th January 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place shortly after.


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