All PhD students in the College of Science will enroll in a Structured PhD: www.nuigalway.ie/science/rgroups.html
Application areas range from agricultural sciences, educational performance, health provision evaluation, to environmental monitoring.
Short summary of the research area
This general discipline within the School has an expanding research activity with postgraduate students (PhD and MSc) and postdoctoral researchers frequently involved in collaborative projects with other researchers at NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland and overseas. There are three broad related current research areas: statistics: this includes methodological work in statistical modelling including random effects and mixed models, semiparametric Bayesian inference, mixture models, and smoothing.