Joint Academy of Doctoral Studies: Call for Proposals

Mathematics of Information: Theory and Application

9 February 2021
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In 2020, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Imperial College London (ICL) launched the "Joint Academy of Doctoral Studies" (JADS) as part of their flagship partnership to foster research collaborations at doctoral level and beyond.

Within the context of this bi-lateral cross-disciplinary program, a cohort of 6 joint projects is funded in a field of interdisciplinary cutting-edge research, in which both universities enjoy an outstanding reputation. 

Mathematics of Information: Theory and Application

For the second cohort in 2021, the university management boards of ICL and TUM have jointly selected the field of "Mathematics of Information: Theory and Application". Prof. Johannes Zimmer and Dr. Martin Rasmussen, respectively, have been named as the two academic leads for this field.

The call for applications will close on 5 April 2021. Up to 6 projects will be selected and applicants notified by 31 May 2021. The cohort will start in October 2021.

Key elements and criteria

  • Joint applications from researchers at Imperial and TUM, focused on projects in the area of Mathematics of Information: Theory and Application;
  • The same Principal Investigator cannot submit more than two project proposals.
  • Candidates will be expected to spend at least 12 months at the partner university.
  • Each selected project is to be supervised by 2 Principal Investigators (one at Imperial & one at TUM).
  • All doctoral candidates attend a subject-specific curriculum.
  • Annual joint "JADS Symposium", organized by International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) at TUM and Imperial College London.
  • Joint thesis examination committee.
  • All TUM doctoral candidates will be members of IGSSE.

Call Timeline

Call Opens: 9 February 2021

Call Closes: 5 April 2021

Notification Date: 31 May 2021

Further information can be found on JADS - Joint Academy of Doctoral Studies.

By the way

As part of the flagship partnership, TUM and ICL work closely together in the Mathematical Sciences Hub.