STFC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science

This brand new Centre for Doctoral Training in data intensive science (CDT) has been created as part of a £10m UK-wide investment from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The centre will train the next generation of data scientists at Cardiff University through a four-year PhD designed to analyse data from astrophysics, accelerator science, nuclear and particle physics research. The creation of the centre is in response to the growing issue of trying to sift through the mountains of data created by modern observational and experimental science facilities.

Cardiff University's Data Innovation Research Institute will lead the CDT, in collaboration with the University of Bristol and Swansea University.

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The CDT will also incorporate industrial partners and will offer comprehensive training in data intensive science through cutting edge research projects and a targeted academic training programme. This will be complemented by secondments to national and international partners.

Eight new CDT’s have been created as part of the STFC’s £10m investment, training over 100 PhD students at 19 universities across the UK. The bulk of the funding comes from the £90m allocated for 1,000 new PhD places across all the UK’s Research Councils, announced in the 2017 Spring Budget as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund.

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