Compass Research Areas
The core of Compass is the Institute for Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics, integrated with internal partners from across the University and external partners from industry and government.
Our team of PhD supervisors incorporates world-leading statisticians and data scientists, and experts from the Faculties of Health Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and Law and Life Sciences.
PhD projects and supervisors are matched to students during the first year of the programme. Full-time research project work starts in October of the second year. Read more about the PhD project allocation process here.
Our PhD research topics range from statistical theory and methods to collaborations with experimental scientists and businesses.
Bayesian Modelling and Computation
Bioinformatics and Genetics
High-Dimensional and Highly-Structured Data
High Performance Computing
Machine Learning and AI
Medical Sciences and Causality
Stochastic Models for Life Sciences
Uncertainty Assessment and Risk
Watch the video where Dr Daniel Lawson (Compass CDT Co-Director) talks about the Data Science behind Bristol's COVID Modelling.
'Earth Sciences is a very data-intensive research field and with lots of opportunities for researchers with depth and breadth in computational and statistical methods for make big leaps in our understanding of fundamental problems.' Dr Maximilian Werner, School of Earth Science, University of Bristol