Research Symposium


The Data and Decisions research theme undertakes research at the forefront of modern mathematical, statistical and computational problems related to core elements of Data Science.

Research topics covered within our theme are optimization, operational research, statistics & uncertainty quantification, as well as their applications in imaging, environmental and medical statistics, epidemiology, actuarial science and financial mathematics.

phd opportunities

The data and decisions theme provides three PhD programmes

The web pages below provide further information about the three PhD programmes offered by the Data and Decisions research theme.


Research Symposium
Research Syposium

TRAining opportunities

Every student has access to subject specific learning opportunities, broader mathematical training, as well as a range of generic skills training.

Every student can access any of the mathematical & generic skills training activities offered by The Maxwell Institute Training Programme

You will discuss with your supervisor the most appropriate choice of training activities for you, choosing from a range of opportunities offered by our theme, including

past phd projects

Some examples of past PhD projects offered by supervisors in this theme.

  • Optimization and Operational Research: “Solution Methods for Some Variants of the Vehicle Routing Problem”
  • Statistics: “Efficient Model Fitting Approaches for Estimating Abundance and Demographic Rates for Marked and Unmarked Populations”
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Financial Mathematics: “Hierarchical and Adaptive Methods for Efficient and Accurate Risk Estimation”
  • Statistical imaging: “Bayesian computation with Plug & Play priors for inverse problems in imaging sciences”.

More information

For more information about our research groups and activities, and how to apply, visit the Maxwell Institute Graduate School page.