PhD/Doctoral Studentship Joint Modelling of Edge Evolution in Dynamic Graphs

Duration of Studentships:  42 months

Supervisor(s): Dr Nick Heard and Dr Niall Adams

Start Date: October 2013

End Date: April 2017

Project Description:  The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham has agreed in principle to sponsor a PhD/Doctoral Studentship at Imperial College London in the area of statistical analysis of dynamic graphs, such as computer or communication networks.

The studentship is only open to UK nationals and the successful candidate will be required to spend in the region of 2 – 4 weeks per year at GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham. To be considered for this studentship, candidates must therefore be prepared to undergo GCHQ’s security clearance procedures.

The studentship will be funded for a period of 3.5 years. GCHQ will cover the costs of university fees (currently GPB 3,8280per annum) and will provide an annual stipend to the student corresponding to the National Minimum Stipend (currently GPB 13,590 per annum) plus an additional sum of GBP 7,000 per annum.

Applicants are expected to have a Masters level degree in a mathematical discipline containing a significant amount of statistics. The ideal candidate would be familiar with advanced statistical methods and possess strong computer programming skills.

To apply for the studentship, candidates should complete an online application on the College website, naming Dr Nick Heard as the supervisor and “Joint Modelling of Edge Evolution in Dynamic Graphs” as the research area.

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Any queries should be directed to Dr Nick Heard (

Information about Departments of Mathematics can be obtained from

Closing date for the recruitment: 8 April 3013

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