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Fully-funded studentships available: Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) PhD (DPhil) programme

Posted: 20th January 2014


UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training

In Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) 

4-Year PhD (DPhil) Programme 

Good degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics or related disciplines 

Up to 10 fully-funded studentships for Doctoral Research 

Candidates are invited to apply to the University of Oxford’s 4-year Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) PhD (DPhil) programme. This new and exciting programme provides a completely new perspective to solving the issues of intelligent, autonomous systems by adopting an inter-disciplinary approach. 

In the next decade our society will be revolutionised by Autonomous, Intelligent Machines and Systems, which can learn, adapt and act independently of human control. The UK has the opportunity to become a world-leader in developing these technologies for sectors as diverse as energy, transport, environment, manufacturing and aerospace. Our CDT will deliver highly-trained individuals versed in the underpinning sciences of robotics, computer vision, wireless embedded systems, machine learning, control and verification. The CDT will advance practical models and techniques to enable computers and robots to make decisions under uncertainty, scale to large problem domains and be verified and validated. 

Holding one of these studentships will allow you to study the problems and opportunities in Autonomous, Intelligent Systems from many different perspectives, to understand the real-world challenges, and to make a contribution to solving some of the most significant problems society faces today. 

Applications will be considered from those with degrees at undergraduate (1st or 2:1) and master’s level (distinction). 

Funding is provided by EPSRC according to usual eligibility rules: Full studentships are available to UK candidates; and Partial studentships (fees only) are available for EU candidates. At present we are not able to offer these studentships to international candidates but we do welcome applications from self-funded students. For more details, to ask questions, or to learn how to apply, please contact the CDT at 

The application deadlines are 14th February 2014 and 14th March 2014. 

Full detail of the programme and information on how to apply can be found at