***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Rick Davies (Dr), Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Cambridge, United Kingdom | UK. Websites: http://www.mande.co.uk and http://richardjdavies.wordpress.com/ | [log in to unmask] UK landline: +44 (0) 1223 841 367 | UK mobile:+44 (0) 7855 766 354 | Skype: rickjdavies OR +44(0)1223 96 8819 | Australia landline +61(0)359 884 574 | Australia mobile +61 (0)47 4748 027 On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Luca Rossi <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > *Fully funded PhD studentship (4 years) in Aston University, UK* > http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXI678/phd-studentship-novel-parad > igms-for-the-analysis-and-classification-of-non-vectorial-data/ > > Applications are invited to apply for a four year Postgraduate Research > studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to > be undertaken within the Computer Science subject group at Aston > University. The successful applicant will join the recently established > System Analytics Research Institute (http://www.aston.ac.uk/eas/re > search/groups/systems-analytics-research-institute/). > > This studentship is combined with a teaching assistant role. The > successful candidate will be required to provide up to an average of 6 > hours per week of teaching support for a distance learning programme; > therefore the student must be capable of teaching on an undergraduate > course in Software Engineering. Details of teaching responsibilities and a > list of taught modules can be found here. > > The position is available to start in September 2017 (or later by > agreement) > > *Financial Support*: > This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the Home/EU tuition fee > rate plus a maintenance allowance of £15,000 in 2016/17. > > Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will > need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition > fees, currently this is £11,729 for the 2016/17 academic year. As part of > the application you will be required to confirm that you have applied for, > or, secured this additional funding. > > *Background of the Project*: > Graph-based representations have long been used as a powerful way to > characterise a large number of systems that are best described in terms of > their structure. However, the rich expressiveness of graphs usually comes > at the cost of an increased difficulty in applying standard pattern > recognition techniques and machine learning to them. > > The aim of this project is to investigate novel ways to probe and > characterise the structure of graphs. For example, in recent years, > classical and quantum walks have emerged as a powerful way to measure the > structural similarity between graphs and to define novel vertex signatures. > However other processes, such as quantum walks with decoherence, have > received little or no attention, despite having a number of unique and > interesting properties. > > Other open problems that could be the subject of this project are the > ability to cope with increasingly large and diverse input graphs > (time-varying, multi-layer, etc.), as well as investigating the privacy > concerns emerging in the analysis of real-world networks. > > *Person Specification*: > The successful applicant will have a strong undergraduate (first class or > upper second class) and/or Master’s degree in computer science, > engineering, mathematics, physics or a related discipline as well as > excellent programming and analytical/mathematical skills. Applicants with > expertise and research interests lying at the intersection of graph theory, > pattern recognition, and physics are particularly welcome to apply. > Applicants from non-English speaking countries will need to satisfy Aston’s > English language entry requirements. > > Enquiries about this project contact Dr. Luca Rossi ( > http://www.cs.aston.ac.uk/~rossil/ <http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~rossil/>) > by email: [log in to unmask] > > The online application form, reference forms and details of entry > requirements, including English language are available at > http://www.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/prospective-research- > students/how-to-apply/ > > *Applications should also be accompanied by a brief research proposal, and > an explanation of how your knowledge and experience will benefit the > project.* > > -- > Luca Rossi > > Lecturer in Computer Science > School of Engineering and Applied Science > Aston University > Web: http://www.cs.aston.ac.uk/~rossil/ > <http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~rossil/> > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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