BDI Summer Studentship Programme 2021
The 2021 BDI Summer Studentship Programme took place from June to August. Students worked remotely with health data scientists in the Big Data Institute (BDI) to get a flavour of the breadth of research undertaken at this interdisciplinary institute. BDI researchers work on data acquisition, curation, computation and analysis pipelines (either in specific medical domains or on more general methodological and technical innovations), as well as in relevant areas of ethics, governance and policy.
The BDI offered 3 studentships in 2021, aimed at second or third year undergraduates with a background in quantitative studies (physics, mathematics, computing), software programming in Python (equivalent R skills were also considered), with prior experience in basic machine learning techniques, particularly those involved in classification or with a background in statistics and experience of writing scripts for analysis. See individual projects for details of required prior experience and length of studentships.
All projects started on Monday 5 July 2021. Successful candidates received a stipend of £3000.
Applications for the 2021 round have now closed. Please email the BDI Training and Development Coordinator if you have any questions about future studentship opportunities.
- Development of a classification engine for foodDB – Dr Richie Harrington
- Influence of household location on infection risk for schistosomiasis in Uganda – Dr Goylette Chami
- Heterogeneities in COVID-19 transmission - Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth and Dr Emma Davis