Postdoctoral Research Fellow, EUNOMIA Project
Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £33,199 to £38,460 plus £3640 London weighting per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 18 Months
Closing Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed
An opportunity has arisen for a post-doctoral research fellow in data analytics and machine learning for information trustworthiness to work in the EU HORIZON 2020 project “EUNOMIA: User-oriented, secure, trustful and decentralised social media”. The overall project deals with the development of an infrastructure and associated digital companion for assisting social media users in determining how trustworthy a piece of information posted online is. The specific research post relates to the machine learning and data analytics element of the project to extract and produce trustworthiness information that is contextually useful to a user, where sources may include post context and content analysis as well as a human-as-a-trust-sensor system and a reputation mechanism developed in the project.
This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a new area of research and in the process collaborate with our prestigious project partners, including key players in software engineering, information verification, blockchain, social media, social journalism and traditional media.
Within the project, you will be responsible for identifying the data to be collected and developing the mechanisms to collect the data and determine what can and should be viewed to the user, as well as how to evaluate information trustworthiness in a manner that does not tell a user what to believe but instead assists the user in deriving their own conclusions. This research will be expected to be published at a premier related journal.
You will need to be highly experienced in data analytics / machine learning and a competent software developer, as well as have high-impact research publications in related areas. A PhD in computer science, mathematics or engineering is essential.
This post is fixed term for 18 months, which may be extended further.
Before applying, you may wish to contact Dr. George Loukas (email@example.com) for informal enquiries.
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