New Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science: LIV.DAT

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase of data in many fields of science and engineering, due to the advancement of sensors, mobile devices, biotechnology, digital communication, space technology and internet applications. However, currently very little targeted training is provided to address a growing skills gap in this area.

In response, we are creating a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in data intensive science which will be hosted jointly by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

As part of this initiative, the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) of Liverpool John Moores University is offering up to 6 fully funded four-year PhD scholarships in Data Intensive Science related to STFC’s astronomy research programme. This is part of a new initiative funded by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council to establish a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), hosted jointly by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

Analysis and manipulation of Big Data has long been a specialty of researchers in astronomy, particle physics and related areas in the UK and the new centre will be a hub for Big Data training. Managing, analysing and interpreting large, complex datasets and high rates of data flow is a growing challenge for many areas of science and industry.