[Elsnet-list] Fully Funded PhD Position in Lifelogging, Health and HCI

Simon Tucker s.tucker at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Fri Aug 12 10:59:16 CEST 2011


Apologies for cross-posting:

The OAK group in the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield is offering a fully funded PhD in the areas of lifelogging, health and HCI.

The successful student will study how to capture and interpret information from digital streams (for example smart electricity meter readings, social networks, lifelogs etc.) and how an understanding of the patterns can be used to reason about the health and wellbeing of the person creating those streams. The student will learn how to collect, analyse, process and visualise the vast amount of data produced by these sensors, determine how to extract valuable information from the noise, and how to present this information in a meaningful way.

The project is part of a wider network, examining the challenges and opportunities that are arising from the need to reduce power consumption. This is an exciting and growing field and so the successful student will be well placed to establish themselves as a world expert in interpreting and understanding the impact that access to such data will have on our lives.  

Funding

·      The available funding covers the cost of the UK/EU tuition fees and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate, which for 2010/11 is £13,650.

Eligibility

·      Academic requirements – applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.

·      Residency restrictions – UK applicants and EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of their course are eligible for a full scholarship award. International applicants are not eligible. ('Resident' means that they have been in the UK for 3 years apart from temporary or occasional absences).

How to apply

Applications should be made using the on-line application form available from http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply and should include an up-to-date CV with a covering letter.

The covering letter must include a summary as to why you wish to apply for this studentship and how your interests and experience relate to the project.

Any questions can be directed towards Dr. Simon Tucker (s.tucker at dcs.shef.ac.uk)
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