School of Mathematics

Chancellor's Fellowship in Data-Driven Innovation

To support the next generation of academic research and innovation leaders in data sciences and artificial intelligence and drive the outcomes of the City Deal opportunity, the College of Science and Engineering proposes to appoint up to 10 new Chancellor’s Fellows in Data Driven Innovation (as part of a cohort of 30 across the University). These prestigious awards are aimed at early career individuals of the highest potential and attainment who have begun to establish a reputation for the highest quality research at the forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching at university level.

The successful candidate will be hosted in our School and allied to the Bayes Centre. We have recently opened the Centre for Statistics in the University and are in the process of hiring statistical consultants to open our related Statistical Consultancy Unit. These together will bring opportunities to work on practical problems arising from our growing interactions with Industry and the Public Sector, and to address many interdisciplinary questions from across the University. We intend that our Chancellor’s Fellows work with the Statistical Consultancy Unit, the Centre for Statistics and the Bayes Centre to help to address these challenges.

There are several themes within Data-Driven Innovation where the School of Mathematics has particular interests, particularly within the Bayes Centre (Digital Technologies and Space & Satellite), but also the Edinburgh Futures Institute (Financial Services and FinTech). In particular, we expect these Chancellor’s Fellows to be of particular interest to researchers in Statistics, through connections with between Statistics and Data Science generally or Geospatial Statistics or Statistics for the Physical Sciences. There are also opportunities to contribute through Stochastic Analysis, Optimisation and Computational Applied Mathematics.

More details of our teams in these areas can be found at the following webpages:

Before application, candidates may wish to make contact either with the Head of School, Professor Iain Gordon ( or with an individual in the above research areas.

Further details and how to apply can be found on the Chancellor's Fellowship Opportunities website.  The closing date for applications is 5pm (GMT), 12th March 2018.