PhD Scholarship in Data Science

The School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (Australia) is seeking a PhD student to work on an ARC funded project on Data Science in Humanitarianism, jointly with the School of Law. The aim of the project is to investigate the use of data science within international organizations to measure the effectiveness of programs targeted towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The scholarship is available immediately: new students would be expected to start in Semester 2 (July), 2018 or Term 1 (February), 2019.

The project may be conducted in collaboration with UN Global Pulse, in particular Pulse Lab Jakarta, so may suit a student from Indonesia. The student will also work with Professor Fleur Johns and a research associate in the School of Law to articulate socio-technical issues concerning the use of data science in humanitarianism.

The PhD program includes some flexibility, and could focus on one or more general or specific questions, such as:

The PhD scholarship provides a living allowance at the standard rate for Australian Postgraduate Awards ($27,082 per year). Candidates must apply and be accepted for admission at UNSW. This scholarship does not cover university fees, so international students may need a fee-waiver scholarship (or other form of financial support), such as the Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) offered by UNSW (see Scholarship Key Dates).

Please contact Associate Professor Wayne Wobcke in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW for more details.

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Last modified: Friday, February 23, 2018