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A new centre for doctoral training has been funded at University of Exeter. The focus is on "environmental intelligence", that is, the application of data science and AI to problems in environmental change and sustainability. Network science and computational social science are at the heart of this initiative, since these tools are essential to understand the human component of environmental challenges. There will be 10 fully-funded studentships each year for 5 years, with the first intake in September 2019.
Applications are accepted for the first cohort until 31st March 2019. See details below. Please forward responsibly to any interested candidates. Any enquiries can be directed to me ([log in to unmask]).
Many of the most important problems we face today are related to the environment. Climate change, healthy oceans, water security, clean air, biodiversity loss, and resilience to extreme events all play a crucial role in determining our health, wealth, safety and future development. The vision of this Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is to provide a world-class training environment in Environmental Intelligence (EI): the integration of data from multiple inter-related sources and to provide the evidence and tools that are required for informed decision-making, improved risk management, and the technological innovation that will lead us towards a more sustainable interaction with the natural environment.
Students will receive training in the range of skills they will require to become leaders in EI:
(i) the computational skills required to analyse data from a wide variety of sources;
(ii) expertise in environmental challenges;
(iii) an understanding of governance, ethics and the potential societal impacts of collecting, mining, sharing
and interpreting data, together with the ability to communicate and engage with a diverse range of