Computational Intelligence Modeling of Market Contagion
With Invest Northern Ireland, the University of Ulster and Queen's University Belfast, five of the world's leading capital markets firms have come together to establish a research collaboration in Capital Markets Engineering. This initiative represents a unique opportunity for those wishing to develop expertise in this essential sector for the economy and to gain experience with these prestigious companies: New York Stock Exchange Technologies, Citi, First Derivatives, Fidessa, and Kofax. ILEX in Derry/Londonderry is strongly supporting the initiative.
We now wish to recruit an additional PhD student for this exciting initiative. The PhD studentship will be based at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) on the Magee campus of the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland. It is envisaged that the student will also spend a considerable amount of time at the company locations. The studentship, while distinct and individually tailored, will enhance and contribute to the overall objective of creating a significant research collaboration between industry and the two universities, by addressing complementary problems of interest to the overall consortium of companies.
Please click here for a brief description of the project
For more information please contact Professor T.M. McGinnity at
Or visit the website of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre: http://isrc.ulster.ac.uk/
These are international studentships and we invite applications from students worldwide. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold by 15 August 2012, a first class or 2:1 honours degree in a relevant branch of engineering, mathematics, computer science or a closely related discipline. An appropriate degree at Masters level will be an advantage.
The studentship covers tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £13,590 per annum.
Duration and closing date:
The studentship will be of 3 years duration, subject to satisfactory progress, commencing September 2012. Closing date for applications is 13 June 2012.
How to apply:
Please complete an application form at www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline
This form should be completed and returned to
Further information can be found at the website of the research office of the University of Ulster: