Compass welcomes first cohort

Twelve industry partners joined our new students at our Centre for Doctoral Training launch event.

The EPSRC CDT Compass welcomed its new students and external partners from industry and government agencies for the inaugural Partner Day on 1 October 2019.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council awarded the School of Mathematics over £6 million to launch the new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).   The first intake of nine students registered in September to embark on this innovative 4-year PhD programme which combines training and research to address challenges across science, industry, and society.

Representatives from the external partner organisations visited the newly remodelled home of the School of Mathematics in the Fry Building.   The Compass team learned about partner’s work in Data Science ranging from smart apps for mathematical education to forecasting tools for energy systems.  We welcomed representatives from:

Adarga | AWE| CheckRisk | EDF | GSK | LV | Office for National Statistics | Malvern Panalytical | UK Space Agency | SCIEX| SPARX | Trainline


Dr. Nick Whiteley, Compass Director commented: “I am thrilled to see our new students embark on the Compass programme and take their first steps in research. It was a pleasure to welcome our partners to the wonderful Fry Building, where they shared thought-provoking insights into the work they do and the statistical challenges they face. Our partners play a key role in enriching the training Compass students receive and the research they conduct.”

Jasmine Grimsley from Office for National Statistics said:

“The Data Science Campus at the Office for National Statistics plans for work with Compass Students on projects that use data science for public good.  Students have the opportunity to come and work with us on industry placement or be able to work on real world problems for their theses topic.”

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