## PhD Studentships in Mathematical Sciences

Following substantial recent investment in the Mathematical Sciences at Lancaster University, we invite applications for up to 14 fully funded PhD studentships in Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research for entry in October 2020 or October 2021.

### Research projects

Any research areas in Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research that are consistent with those of staff members in the departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Management Science will be considered. It is not necessary to submit a full research proposal but applications should indicate a preferred supervisor or supervisors and describe how the application aligns with one of the following strategic areas.

- Pure Mathematics – Noncommutative algebra and analysis, including cluster algebras, representation theory, symplectic geometry, homological and homotopical algebra, operator algebras, noncommutative probability, algebraic quantum field theory and allied topics. We are looking to build a cohort of students around this topic who can collaborate and learn from one another.
- Statistics and Operational Research – Applied probability, computational statistics, forecasting and predictive analytics, medical statistics, statistical learning, optimisation, simulation, time-series analysis.

We particularly welcome proposals that also align with applications in healthcare, energy, transportation, logistics, marketing or telecommunications.

Details of indicative projects being offered are listed below.