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Applications are invited for a fully funded 3.5-year PhD studentship at University of Exeter. The funding includes fees and a generous stipend of £14.8k per annum. Details are available here:http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3037
The closing date for applications is 8th March 2018. Please share responsibly with interested individuals and mailing lists.
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This PhD project will apply advanced computational methods to understand the online media ecosystem around climate change. In particular, it will seek to characterise the role of misinformation in online climate debates, looking in particular at social media accounts, bots and fake news sites linked to the climate denial viewpoint. Within this topic area there is considerable scope for the student to shape the project towards their own interests. The methods utilised will depend on the exact research question chosen, but are likely to combine complex network analysis, machine learning and text mining.
The project will suit a motivated student with a strong quantitative background (e.g. computer science, mathematics, physics) and an interest in how the Web is changing our society. The student will be part of the newly formed Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at University of Exeter, which has recently joined the Alan Turing Institute. The project offers exceptional opportunities for future employment in academic or commercial data science.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Hywel Williams ([log in to unmask]) for further information.
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