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Graduate Admissions


We are seeking a highly creative and motivated PhD student to join the Machine Learning Group in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK.

Research project

This project aims at creating new Bayesian optimization (BO) algorithms that use semi-supervised learning for making better predictions in high-dimensional structured spaces, enabling the solution of complex optimization problems in engineering design. Our contributions will be in the areas of generative modelling of data, Bayesian neural networks, approximate inference and Bayesian optimization.

Research environment

The Machine Learning Group is internationally renowned, comprising about 30 researchers, including Dr. José Miguel Hernandez Lobato, Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani, Prof. Carl Rasmussen, Dr. Turner and Dr. Adrian Weller.

Applicant qualifications

Applicants should hold (or be expected to hold) a degree in Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Physics, or Computer Science preferably with 1st class honours (or equivalent). Some practical experience of machine learning or statistics would be strongly preferred (e.g. course work assignments or research).

This studentship will cover all Univeristy fees and a maitenance allowance of at least £14,582 per year for UK students, EU citizen are eligible for a fees only award.

Overseas students are not eliggible for this studentship and should not apply. .

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions web pages, with Dr. José Miguel Hernández Lobato) identified as the potential supervisor

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Key Information

Department of Engineering

Reference: NM14281

Dates and deadlines:

Friday, 8 December, 2017
Closing Date
Monday, 15 January, 2018