University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Department of Statistics

PhD Scholarship in Statistics
Topic: Mixture model approaches to Data Mining

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD Scholarship in Statistics in the
Department of Statistics at the University of Waikato. The research involves
the development of statistical computation methods and tools for the robust
analysis of very large data sets using multivariate mixture models.  Enquiries
should be made to Dr Murray Jorgensen at the Department of Statistics,
University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand (email:
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The applicant should have an honours or masters degree.  Preference will be
given to applicants with a broad background in Statistics, Computing and
Mathematics. The value of the award is $NZ15,000 per annum plus tuition fees.

The Department of Statistics is one of three departments in Waikato's
School of
Computing and Mathematical Sciences
http://www.scms.waikato.ac.nz/index.html .
A light-hearted view of the City of Hamilton may be found at
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~paynter/Hamilton/ , where links are given other
Hamilton sites. Tim Elphick's restaurant page
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~telphick/food.html gives an idea of the scope of
these important urban resources.


Dr Murray Jorgensen      http://www.stats.waikato.ac.nz/Staff/maj.html
Department of Statistics, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
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