University of Liverpool — £7 million to train next generation data scientists

The University of Liverpool, supported by a £7milllion investment, will establish a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) to empower the next generation of data science leaders. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the University and partners, the CDT in Distributed Algorithms will equip 60 PhD students with the skills and knowledge to design the future algorithm solutions needed to solve pressing industrial problems. The CDT in Distributed Algorithms is led by the University with support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Hartree Centre who will provide training, access to state of the art computing platforms and joint project supervision. Other partners are key organisations in the manufacturing, defence and security sectors, where next-generation data science can make most of a difference. These partners include Dstl, GCHQ, Unilever and IBM Research, who recently signed a joint study agreement with the University.… read more