Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Behavioral Informatics
Fully Funded PhD Studentship at UvA, Informatics Institute (IvI):
Responsible Behavior Informatics (PhD in Artificial Intelligence)
This PhD position is focused on behavioral informatics. In particular, the PhD candidate will explore the development of responsible behavior informatics algorithms, especially concerning methods for mining and integrating behavior from textual resources. How can such methods be made fair (e.g., avoid discrimination even when attributes like gender, nationality and age are removed), confidential (e.g., how to avoid unintended leakage of information by randomization, aggregation, avoiding overfitting, etc.), transparent (e.g., to clarify answers such that they become indisputable)? Another important angle is to explore the limitations to what kind of inferences can be made subject to the constraints listed above, or what organizational decisions can be made about people based on those inferences (and what type of decisions we should not allow). Throughout the project, the PhD candidate will contribute to provide ethical algorithmic guidelines for the use of Big Data and subjective well-being data in organizations in a responsible way.
MSc degree in artificial intelligence or in computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence or data science. A demonstrable background in machine learning and text mining. Excellent software engineering skills, English language skills, social skills, and team spirit. The candidates should appreciate an international and highly interdisciplinary environment in which academic-industrial collaboration is central.
Further information and how to apply HERE
Closing date: 29 January 2017
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).