Ph.D. project title: Functional Data Analysis with Application to High-Frequency 3D Imaging
Project supervisor: Dr Michelle Carey
Project Description: Many scientific areas are faced with the challenge of extracting information from large, complex, and highly structured data sets. A great deal of modern statistical work focuses on developing tools for handling such data. This project aims at developing a suite of functional data analysis, FDA, techniques to analyze samples of manifolds, as outcomes, alongside large numbers of scalar predictors. This work is motivated by an anthropological application involving 3D facial imaging data. The goal is to uncover the genetic architecture of the human face and to better understand the ancestry of different facial features that is to uncover how individual characteristics, such as age and genetic ancestry, influence the shape of the human face.
Funding details: The Research demonstratorships will be available for up to 4 years
The closing date for applications is April 5th 2019 with the results anticipated by the end of May. Applications should be made via e-mail to Marian Woods (email@example.com).
An application should include as a single email attachment the following documents (in a single PDF) in order to be considered:
1. A brief curriculum vitae.
2. A statement of mathematical interest (no more than 500 words).
3. Full copies of academic transcripts (translated to English where applicable).
4. Contact details of two academic references (name, telephone number and email address).
NOTE: After submitting their application, applicants are required to contact the supervisor(s) associated with their listed topic (s) of interest, communicating their interest in the proposed topic(s). However, decisions of acceptance are made by an independent panel.
See https://www.ucd.ie/mathstat/study/doctoratestudies/rd2019/ for further details.