Funded PhD post in data mining / machine learning – University of Bristol

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship (fees and stipend) in the Pattern Analysis and Intelligent Systems research group at the University of Bristol, UK.

Topic of the studentship:
“Statistical techniques for informative pattern mining in complex and structured data”
However, applicants interested in
“Machine Learning and Data Mining for Music Information Retrieval”
are also welcome to apply.

You will join a vibrant team working on the crossroads of data mining, machine learning, complexity science, and on applications in areas including bioinformatics, music information retrieval, web mining, news media analysis, and social network analysis.

The duration of the studentship is 3.5 years, and the starting date is 1 October 2009 or shortly after that (to be agreed).

The ideal candidate has a first class computer science / electrical engineering / mathematics / physics degree, with a strong background in mathematics as well as programming experience. (S)he is a loyal team player, and combines an interest in data mining and machine learning theory with a commitment to applying theoretical results in a real context, with a strong desire to make an impact.

Expressions of interest with a short CV, or any informal queries, should be sent to:
tijl.debie (at)

Some links:
The Pattern Analysis and Intelligent Systems research group:,
part of the Intelligent Systems Lab:,
part of the University of Bristol:
part of the very enjoyable city of Bristol: