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:
- general questions
- explainable AI/machine learning
- methods to detect and reduce bias/discrimination in machine learning/algorithmic decision making
- specific questions
- fusion of information from text (e.g. social media) and image (e.g. satellite image) data
- methods for computing real-time metrics for indicators used by the UN for the SDGs
- methods of learning how to combine indicators to ensure accurate measurement of the SDGs
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.
Wayne Wobcke (email@example.com)Last modified: Friday, February 23, 2018