A maintenance allowance is available at a rate of GBP 7,070 per annum (subject to annual review) and funds are available to cover full-time postgraduate fees at the home student rate. The position is intended for a student wishing to study for the degree of PhD and is for three years from 1 November 1996 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants must satisfy the usual EPSRC eligibility criteria for research studentships and should have a good honours degree in mathematics or a closely related subject.
The project will first require a study of the complex systems approach, involving such topics as: non-linear dynamics, self-organizing systems, co-evoution models, etc. There will also be a study of the possible structures of the future information industry involving many different players. This will lead to an investigation of the possible evolution of the industry in terms of the possible entry of new players, and the conception of new products and services. A study will also include the possible impact of various regulatory frameworks on this evolution.
The project will then involve the adaptation of an existing dynamic, complex systems competition model representing changing market structure, exploring the impact of new products and companies, and pricing principles both for products and between players within value chains. This will allow an investigation of possible future pathways indicated, and an analysis of these and the effects on market structure. There should also be a reflection concerning the use of the complex systems appraoch in studying ma rket evolution, and the difficulties and shortcomings encountered as well as the advances with respect to previous approaches.
The subject is of great relevance to BT which is, of course, a major player in a fast evolving market, an evolution resulting from both rapid technological advances and major changes in the industry in which it operates. A model of the kind envisaged in t his project would be of great use in establishing strategic options and responses to the many possible opportunities.
For further information, including an application form, contact Mrs. Maureen Mahoney, International Ecotechnology Research Centre, Cranfield University, Bedford, MK43 OAL. Tel (01234) 754097 Fax (01234) 750163
Cranfield is an exempt charity offering a centre of excellence for research and education.
The project will be taken up in the Mathematics Department at Keele University and will be supervised by Dr Jonathan Healey. It is tenable from 1 October 1996 or from any other convenient starting date up to 1 October 1997.
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Dr Jonathan Healey (email@example.com)
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This studentship is funded from the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics Programme of the EPSRC, and is tenable from 1 October 1996 or from any other convenient starting date up to 1 October 1997.
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A three-year PhD studentship has become re-available at the Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, University of Surrey. It aims to look at mathematical and physical aspects of synchronisation in coupled systems, especially systems that are chaotic when uncoupled. Working with Prof Roy's experimental laser physics group at Georgia Tech., Atlanta, USA (http://acl1.physics.gatech.edu/brochure/professors/roy.html) the project will examine mathematical models and time series analysis methods with applications to synchronisation of coupled lasers.
The project involves mathematical modelling and prediction using techniques from symmetric nonlinear dynamics, with application to data from coupled laser experiments. There will be close collaboration with and visits to the Atlanta group. For more information see our web page: http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Research/Maths/index.html.
The terms of the studentship are the same as for standard EPSRC studentships and are open to UK or EU citizens (fees only are paid in the latter case); it is available from now. Any enquiries and applications (in the form of a CV including the names of two referees) should be addressed to:
Dr P. Ashwin, Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences University of Surrey Guildford GU2 5XH, United Kingdom Tel: 01483-259000 extn 2634, Fax: 01483-259385 Email: P.Ashwin@mcs.surrey.ac.uk
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