PhD Studentship Cleopatra at University of Southampton

University of Southampton has an opening PhD position in computer science. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before April 05, 2019.

The Web and Internet Science (WAIS) Research Group at the University of Southampton is offering a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher position to join the Cleopatra project: These will start in Q2 2019.

With a rapidly increasing degree of integration among the European countries, a rising number of events, such as Paris shootings and Brexit, strongly impact the European community and the European digital economy across language and country borders. This development results in a vast amount of event-centric multilingual information available from different communities in the news, on the Web and in social media. Cross-lingual technologies to efficiently access, analyse and interact with this information are of utmost importance for various stakeholder groups across Europe, including digital humanities, memory institutions, publishers, media monitoring companies and journalists. The Cleopatra projectoffers a unique interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral research and training programme addressing these challenges.

Research topics addressed at University of Southampton in the context of Cleopatra are at the intersection between social/crowd computing and language technologies. We are looking for a highly motivated Marie Curie Fellow to join Cleopatra, carrying out research to build human-in-the-loop solutions for cross-lingual, entity-centric text tasks. Relevant research challenges include: motivating and incentivising participation; quality of crowdsourced data; new interfaces to collect and validate crowd answers e.g., speech, AR; augmenting knowledge graphs through crowdsourcing.

You will have a strong computer science or human computation interaction background (BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Web Science, HCI or related discipline), together with outstanding data analysis, writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have solid programming skills e.g. Python and a good command of machine learning and other data science toolkits.

Eligibility: you must satisfy the mobility requirements of Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, explained at [1].

At the time of recruitment you must not yet have been awarded your doctorate and must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your research career

In order to be considered for this post, please also complete the postgraduate application process via (

The position is full-time for three years.

Deadline: April 05, 2019
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