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As the Aviva-Cambridge partnership moves into its second academic year, we are very excited to welcome 3 hugely talented PhD students funded by Aviva. Their work is very wide ranging, as are their backgrounds.



Insuring its future

If you were asked to name some companies at the cutting edge of data science, the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook might spring to mind. Insurance companies like Aviva might not.

Yet insurance has been ahead of this particular curve for decades. After all it’s a business which has been running on big data and algorithms long before these disciplines became part of our collective consciousness.


Closing date 20 May 2020

A position exists for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (the Aviva Research Fellow) from 01 July 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter), to work for the Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) in partnership with Aviva, a global insurance and investments business, and founding member of C2D3.

The successful candidate will have, or be about to receive a PhD in a quantitative discipline and will have a sound understanding of data science methodologies.


Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage the COVID-19 emergency.

The work enhances the hospital’s own modelling, and provides insight into how day-to-day activities might be affected by a rise in patient numbers in the coming weeks or months.


Help us tackle COVID-19 through research collaborations, by donating equipment or funding research

The University of Cambridge is co-ordinating activities to address COVID-19.

About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Acts as a gateway for external organisations 

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