|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||Tuition Fees and a stipend of £17,668 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||31st August 2023|
Project title: Future User-centred Interactive Information Access
Supervisory Team: Dr Haiming Liu
Welcome to join us to work on this exciting cutting-edge research in future directions of User-Centred Interactive Information Access (FUCIA), which aims to design and develop future information access technologies for different user information needs in different context. FUCIA is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research topic, which is rooted from interactive Information Retrieval (IR) and Access, and in need of knowledge from other disciplines such as Psychology, Social Science, Education, Art and Design, and Digital Humanities, etc. The output of this research could be applied to a wide range of use cases in different domains, such as E-Learning, E-Business, E-Government, Digital Health, and Digital Humanities, etc.
You will be supervised by an interdisciplinary academic team and be part of a broader cohort of students investigating the challenges of User-Centred Interactive Information Access in society. Your research will be supported by relevant training according to your individual needs. There will also be industry placement opportunities to work with companies such as Google, Microsoft Research, Meta, Amazon, and Spotify, etc. You are invited to submit a research proposal on a relevant topic of interest, for example (but not limited to):
Search as Learning – exploring relationship between search and learning during users’ information access.
Multimedia, Multimodal and Multidimensional Information Access – exploring future direction of user-centred information access.
Inclusive Information Access – designing and developing information access technologies for users with special needs.
Conversational Information Access – exploring a way to assist users’ natural interaction for their information access.
Sensor based Information Access – exploring how sensors including bio sensors, such as eye tracker, EEG, etc. can be applied to user interaction of information access systems.
Responsible Information Access – designing and developing fair, transparent, secure, ethical and sustainable information access for users.
If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Haiming Liu, Web and Internet Science Research Group, Email: email@example.com Web page: https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/hl2a22
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honour degree, or its international equivalent) in one of the following related subject areas:
Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2023 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place. Please apply once you are ready and do not leave your application to the last minute because the funding allocation takes place every couple of months
Funding: For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend of £17,668 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years.
How To Apply
Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study (soton.ac.uk). Select programme type (Research), 2023/24, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, next page select “PhD Computer Science (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Haiming Liu
Applications should include:
Two reference letters
Degree Transcripts/Certificates to date
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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