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Looking for PhD students again

Teesside University will be recruiting another cohort of PhD students shortly, so a number of us will be looking for students interested in some ongoing research projects we’ve got going on here.  I’ll post the link to the appropriate page once it goes up, but for now here’s a sneak preview:

Agent-based computational modelling for public health

As the UK population ages and demand for health and social care services continues to rise, new solutions are needed to better manage resources and plan for a challenging and uncertain future.   This project will use agent-based computational models to unravel the complexities of health policy implementation and service delivery by modelling the multiple interacting processes underlying the health system. These models will investigate challenges in health and social care service delivery across a variety of spatial and temporal scales — from short-term studies of demands on accident and emergency services, to longer-term explorations of the pressures facing social care over the next several decades.

Contact: Dr Eric Silverman (E.Silverman@tees.ac.uk)

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Funded PhD opportunity at Teesside

Fully-funded PhD opportunity available! I’m looking for someone interested in working on agent-based modelling for healthcare applications. No fees and £20K stipend. These are four-year positions and you will be asked to contribute up to six hours per week of teaching (tutorials/demonstration only, no lectures), which is more work but also good for the CV. Click here and filter under ‘Computer Science’ to see my project.  For more about me, check out the various pages on this blog or my staff profile at Teesside.

Project description: This research will focus on the application of Agent-Based Modelling techniques to human social systems, with particular emphasis on digital health applications. In the context of public health, agent-based models can help us understand the complexities of health policy implementation and service delivery by modelling the multiple interacting processes underlying the health system. These models will investigate challenges in health and social care service delivery across a variety of spatial and temporal scales – from short-term studies of demands on accident and emergency services, to longer-term explorations of the pressures facing social care over the next several decades. Our multi-disciplinary team will work with members of the School of Health and Social Care here at Teesside, along with external collaborators and stakeholders. The project would be suitable for a graduate with a background in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics or Complexity Science with an interest in Public Health/Healthcare applications.

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