Below is a sample of some of the PhD research projects offered by staff members in the School of Mathematics and Statistics (updated September 2021).
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all potential projects and supervisors available in the School.
Information about PhD research offerings and potential supervisors can be found in various locations. It's worth browsing the current research students list to see what research our PhD students are currently working on, and with whom.
There is also a past research students list which provides links to the theses of former students and the names of their supervisors.
It's also recommended to browse our Staff directory, where our staff members' names are linked to their research profiles which provide details about their areas of research and often include the topics they are open to supervising students in.
We host PhD information sessions in the School of Mathematics and Statistics twice a year. Keep an eye on our events page for session information. The next one is planned for Term 1, 2022.
Full list of staff in the Department of Pure Mathematics
Connection re: Vaughan Jones between conformal field theory, Thompson groups and knot theory.
Extremal and probabilistic combinatorics:
Possible subjects therein include Ramsey theory, random graphs, positional games and hypergraphs.
Exponential sums and applications. This topic is about understanding the behaviour (e.g. extreme and typical values) of some most important exponential sums, in particular of Weyl sums.
Topics include regression to the mean, interrupted time series, meta-analysis, and population attributable fractions.