2023 PhD prize winners: UCL
G-Research is committed to supporting early careers researchers in Maths and Data Science across the UK, Europe and beyond.
To that end, we run a series of PhD prizes every year where researchers at some of the world’s leading academic institutions are invited to submit PhD draft dissertations for the chance to win up to £10,000.
For UCL, things were a little bit different this year as entrants were invited to submit short videos, summarising their PhD.
What the judges had to say
Our PhD prizes are run in partnership with the academic institution, and it is their panel of expert judges that decide on the eventual winners.
Sarah Bentley, Manager at the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence and G-Research prize judge, said:
“The standard of submission was excellent; all videos were very high quality, interesting and informative and we’re very proud of our students.
“We were looking for videos that managed to explain in simple terms the problem, why this is interesting and important, why this has not been previously solved and the impact that this has already had.
“The prize is important as it encourages students to focus on learning the skills to communicate scientific ideas well and to a broader audience, which lead to some creative entries.”
UCL PhD prize winners 2023
First place prize winner – Jakob Zeitler
Second place prize winner – Augustine Mavor-Parker
Third place prize winner – Jake Cunningham
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Alongside our PhD prizes in maths and data science, G-Research runs a monthly grant for early careers researchers, where you can receive up to £2,000 in funding.