Thread: PhD in Seismic Hazard Assessment at University of Liverpool UK

Started: 2016-11-10 13:48:25
Last activity: 2016-11-10 13:48:25
I would like to bring to your attention the following PhD oppertunity at the University of Liverpool, UK, and co-supervised by John Douglas, University of Strathclyde, UK. Applications are open until 31 January 2017 and the start date is October 2017.

Understanding epistemic uncertainty captured in seismic hazard assessments for critical infrastructure

The aim of this project is to better understand the sources of uncertainty within seismic hazard assessments, in particular those related to the estimation of strong ground motions at a given site. The project will investigate how this uncertainty can be measured, captured and checked to see that it is appropriate given the level of knowledge for a particular region. The overall aim of the project is to develop a method that moves away from principally subjective assignments towards a more objective, repeatable and defendable assessment of logic-tree weights.

This is a project within the multi-disciplinary EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments, within the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty at the Univerity of Liverpool, UK. The studentship is granted for 4 years and includes, in the first year, a Master in Decision Making under Risk & Uncertainty. The project includes extensive collaboration with prime industry to build an optimal basis for employability. Funding is available for EU and UK students only.

For more details and to apply visit:

Dr Ben Edwards
Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3GP, UK


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