5 Data Science PhD Studentships at KMi, Open University

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5 PhD Studentships on Data Science at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University

As part of setting up Data Science as a key research priority for the lab, 5 PhD Studentships are available at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) to start in October 2015. The deadline for applications is 13th July 2015.

KMi is home to internationally recognised researchers in semantic technologies, educational multimedia, collaboration technologies, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction. KMi also has a strong track record of collaboration with Digital Humanities projects.


Data Science is becoming an increasingly critical field in most areas of business, academia and everyday life. The rise of the internet of things, of online platforms and of social media means that more and more data is being produced, ready to be mined and analysed, to reach a better understanding of various processes, ranging from human behaviours to complex (natural or organisational) systems. KMi is therefore looking for the next generation of bright researchers to investigate and solve the key challenges of Data Science.

In particular, KMi welcomes proposals on how Data Science can affect research methodologies within multiple disciplines in the Humanities. Students with a specialism in either Humanities or Data Science are welcome to apply.

For more details, please see the full announcement on KMi’s website.

The deadline for applications is 13th July 2015.