Funded PhD Studentship: Healthcare Data Analytics and Text Mining
Swansea University - Health Informatics
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£14,198 p.a.|
|Placed on:||20th March 2017|
|Closes:||16th June 2017|
*This scholarship is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*
Health informatics, natural language processing, machine learning, text analytics, public health, epidemiology
Healthcare systems have collected mountains of textual and numeric patient records about disease activities, hospital admissions and visits, drug prescriptions, physician notes and more. But medical research and related industries like pharmaceutical industry are faced with enormous challenges as a result of the very restrictive handling of such health data.
This PhD studentship offers an exciting opportunity of exploring and /or developing machine learning, natural language processing and text analytics techniques to extract valuable knowledge from SNOMED CT derived clinical narratives. Such knowledge will enable better care, prognosis of patients, promotion of clinical and research initiatives, fewer medical errors and lower costs, and thus a better patient life.
This project will involve industrial collaboration with Clinithink Ltd.
The successful student will have the chance of working in a very dynamic academic research environment offered by the world class UK Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research (http://www.farrinstitute.org/). We make up one part of this Institute – CIPHER (The Centre for Improvement in Population Health through E-records Research): http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/research/patientpopulationhealthandinformatics/ehealth-and-informatics-research/
You will be supervised by Professor Ronan Lyons, Dr Shang-Ming Zhou and Mr Phil Davies.
The successful candidate is expected to start their PhD scholarship in July or October 2017.
The University reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and/or a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification) in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Computing, Data science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Health informatics, Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, or any other related areas.
This PhD scholarship is open to UK or EU applicants, or applicants with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Additional Funding Information
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £14,198 p.a. dependent upon the applicant's financial circumstances.
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