22 February 2010
The Faculty is in the process of negotiating an agreement
with CONACTY, the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology, which
it is hoped will lead to significant numbers of Mexican PhD students studying
in Manchester (up 10 per year in relevant schools). The scheme has been in
operation for a year in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and there will
shortly be a visit by the Dean to
We are being asked to provide brief project descriptions (1 Page) plus CVs (1 Page) for supervisors for at least 10, and preferably more, PhD projects. The following are priority areas identified by CONACTY that seem relevant to the school; a fuller list is available from the following presentation:
As such, if you have research interests in (or relevant to) the above areas, please feel encouraged to follow up this opportunity. For each project description, please state the topic that it relates to most directly. Please provide the project descriptions and CVs to Bernard (email@example.com) and Ros (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3rd March.
Open Faculty Meeting slides available
The slides from the previous open faculty meeting are now available here. You will need your central University user-name and password.
Machine Learning seminar series 22 Feb 10
Mean-field and Monte Carlo Musical Scene Analysis
Conjunctive Query Answering in Description Logics 24 Feb 10
Prof Carsten Lutz.
14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4,
Open meeting – Insight in to the
John Pritchard, Assistant Director (Institutions) will be
holding an open meeting for
If you would like to attend please register your interest with Emma Stonier in the Teaching and Learning Support Office and you’ll be sent more information when the details are confirmed.
18:00, Lecture Theatre C9 Renold Building followed by a Reception at 19.00
Keith Ridgway OBE FREng, Research Director and HEFCE
Business Fellow, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing at
The talk will examine the challenges facing manufacturing engineers when producing high-value products and components. The presentation will demonstrate how technology can be used to address these challenges and produce these items better, cheaper, faster and greener.
Admission free. Email Sue Neesham for further information.
NaCTeM seminar: Text Mining in the Biograph Project 17 Mar 10
Professor Walter Daelemans,
12:00, LG.010, MIB building
Reminder: European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigators Grant Call for Applications 24 Feb 10
Applicants for the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant are
expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant
research achievements in the last 10 years. Although there are no
restrictions regarding age, nationality, or current place of residence, the
Principal Investigators should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality
and significance of their research contributions. Principal Investigators of
Advanced Grant proposals will be expected to demonstrate a record of
achievements appropriate to their field(s) of research. Potential Principal
Investigators may include leading scientists in Europe and those of the
European community overseas or non-Europeans wishing to establish themselves
Google PhD Fellowships extended School deadline: 19 Mar 10
The Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme has a new deadline of 1 April 2010. The School will need time to decide on its nominations therefore the internal deadline is 19 March 2010.
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