PhD Projects

We're looking for potential PhD students to join our group. These are two interresting research questions, one from DL and the other from RL respectively:

Do you have thoughts on this? Would you like to explore similar research? Drop me an email at

PhD Funding

Please read the guidelines for securing funding along with other guidance such as the entry and language requirements. There are a number of ways to secure funding including Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) which are fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentships. Please contact me to discuss a proposal and send me your CV along with a statement of your research interests.

Students can also receive scholarships from their home countries, Please see the following link for more information about eligibility. Alternatively, you may wish to self-fund your studies, please email me if this is something you wish to consider.

Research at Durham

Durham is a beautiful historic cathedral city situated in the north-east of England, where the University has long traditions but modern values. The deparment of Computer Science has a wonderful friendly and supportive culture with access to exceptional resources such as a world class supercomputer, Hamilton, and we have access to the new EPSRC Tier 2 National HPC facility (“BEDE”) hosted in Durham and operated by ARC on behalf of the N8 Universities. The department of Computer Science boasts an impressive new £42 million building and maintains our own NVIDIA Compute Center (with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of GPUs) configured for Deep Learning.

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Cathedral View Framwellgate Bridge Maths and Computer Science

Visiting Scholars

If you are interested in a visiting position, either as an academic scholar or as a PhD student, please email me as above. I am interested in candidates with strong mathematical ability in statistics, machine learning, or geometry. Durham has particularly low living/housing/accomodation costs coupled with an exceptionally high-quality of life, and our building is designed to be accessible for parents.