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Fully Funded PhD in Complex Networks & Machine Learning

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:21 PM

Complex network analysis and machine learning for large-scale news-mining

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship at University of Exeter. The position is fully funded including fees and a generous stipend of £14.5k per annum. Details are available here:

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2662

The rise of the web and digital media has seen an explosion in the availability of big social data. This PhD project will apply natural language processing to large collections of text documents harvested from the web (e.g. social media, blogs, online news), in order to construct networks of interaction between people and organisations. These networks will then be analysed to explore how they change in response to external events, with the aim of developing methods to predict real-world events before they occur. For example, one application of such methods might be to derive a dynamic network of relationships between politicians based on online news articles – could this network be used to reveal patterns of power and influence, identify new political players, or to predict election outcomes?

The closing date for applications is 10th August 2017.