|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£15,009 stipend + covers tuition fees|
|Placed On:||18th February 2019|
|Closes:||31st March 2019|
One fully funded PhD position to work with Dr. Valerio Restocchi in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, on a project titled “Socio-economic complex systems”.
The aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the social dynamics that shape our society. Research in this area has been exponentially growing in the past years, especially thanks to cross-contamination among different disciplines (physics, psychology, economics, mathematics, etc.) and the availability of computational techniques that allow to study large complex systems and analyse even larger amounts of data. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to develop mathematical models of human behaviour, perform social network analyses, and run agent-based or numerical simulations to examine interactions in our society, with primary focus on social influence (e.g., opinions, behaviours, ideas, etc.) propagation across the population.
Possible applications include, but are not limited to:
Studentship and eligibility
The studentship covers:
Applicants should apply via the University’s admissions portal (EUCLID) and apply for the following programme: PhD Informatics: CISA: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management - 3 Years (Full-time) with a start date of 01 September 2019. More information can be found here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate/fees/research-scholarships/research-grant-funding/phd-studentship-in-socio-economic-complex-systems
Applications should be submitted by 31st March 2019, although complete applications received by 28th February 2019 will receive full consideration; after that date applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is 01 September 2019 but earlier start dates can be considered.
Applicants must submit:
Only complete applications will progress forward to the academic selection stage.
The School of Informatics is one of the largest in Europe and currently the top Informatics institute in the UK for research power, with 40% of its research outputs considered world-leading (top grade), and almost 50% considered top grade for societal impact. The University of Edinburgh is constantly ranked among the world’s top universities and is a highly international environment with several centres of excellence.
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