Job: Ph.D. at University of Twente, ‘Processing Citizenship’

The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) at the University of Twente is hiring one doctoral researcher with a background in Computer Sciences to join the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’ (ProcessCitizenship), with Dr. Annalisa Pelizzaas Principal Investigator. The position is fully-funded and requires commitment to the project’s goals.

Project and work description

In the Processing Citizenship project we want to learn how data infrastructures for migration management transform the way we come to experience European (individual and institutional) identities.
As a PhD, you have a strong computer science background – notably in data analytics, knowledge representation, artificial intelligence or related fields – while at the same time you should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary team, with heterogeneous but complementary research goals. You are expected to analyse ontologies and algorithms, to compare them across different institutional information systems, to design and develop strategies to measure and enhance data quality under uncertain conditions, to increase interoperability among databases, and to develop systems to track and visualize data circulation.

The appointee will work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of six, including ethnographers, computer scientists and social scientists, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and co-supervision by CTIT, the Institute for ICT research in Context (CTIT, https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/).

Application and more information

You should submit your application via https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/1261362 before October 1, 2017 h. 23:59 (CET). The link also provides more information.


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