Big Data energy consumption analysis 


This a great opportunity for you to be part of the climate change solution. An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Environment and Technology, at UWE Bristol. This is an Industrial Partnership PhD. The studentship will be funded by: UWE and HomeLINK. Ref: 2022-OCT-FET02.

The expected start date of this studentship is 1 October 2022.

The closing date for applications is 1 May 2022.

About the studentship

Monitoring and evaluating the energy efficiency of buildings is key if we want to achieve the Near Zero Carbon agenda to mitigate existing climate change. This project aims to create an AI system to analyse live data from sensors for this purpose.

As part of the PhD thesis, the candidate is expected to work closely with our industry partner for the automation of data management using advanced algorithms.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Dr Francisco Sierra (


The studentship is available from 1 October 2022 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax exempt stipend, which is currently £16,602 per annum.

In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between Home and the overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study.



Applicants must have an Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in a related field of data science, a Masters Degree in a related field of Artificial Intelligence/machine learning will be of great advantage. Applicants should have a broad knowledge on advanced data management; in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods (data mining and statistical analysis); and programming experience (such as in Python, R, Matlab, or C++).

A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply

Please submit your application online. When prompted, use the reference number 2022-OCT-FET02. 

Supporting documentation: You will need to upload your research proposal, all your degree certificates and transcripts and your proof of English language proficiency as attachments to your application, so please have these available when you complete the application form.

References: You will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. At least one referee must be an academic referee from the institution that conferred your highest degree. Your referee will be asked for a reference at the time you submit your application, so please ensure that your nominated referees are willing and able to provide references within 14 days of your application being submitted.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 1 May 2022. 

Further information

Interviews will take place on 1 June 2022. If you have not heard from us by 1 July 2022, we thank you for your application but, on this occasion, you have not been successful.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Dr Francisco Sierra (

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