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Idiap/EPFL: PhD and Internship Positions in Social Computing


The Social Computing Research Group at Idiap/EPFL has 3 PhD positions and several internship positions to help research in social media, ubiquitous computing, and computational social science.



At: Idiap and EPFL
Location: Switzerland
Web: www.idiap.ch/~gatica

Position: Doctoral Student and Internship Positions in Social Computing

The Social Computing Research Group at Idiap/EPFL is looking for highly motivated candidates for several doctoral student positions and internship positions in social media, ubiquitous computing, and computational social science.

All positions are available immediately.

Doctoral student positions

Three PhD student positions are open as part of two new interdisciplinary projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, involving partners in Switzerland and the US. The positions offer the opportunity to do exciting research on social media, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and computational social science.

The doctoral students will be enrolled at the Ecole Polytechnique Fale de Lausanne (EPFL). The positions are for four years.

Candidates will have a master's degree in computer science, information science, or electrical engineering with a strong mathematical and programming background and a genuine interest in interdisciplinary research.

Two of the positions require experience and/or interest in machine learning, ubiquitous and mobile computing, mobile social media and location-based social networks.

The third position requires experience and/or interest in machine learning and multimedia (vision, audio, text) for social video analysis.

MS project / PhD student internships

Internship positions are available for six-month periods. The positions are open for MS or PhD students to do research on (1) social media analysis, and (2) ubiquitous computing for human behavior analysis. Candidates will have a degree in computer science, information science, or electrical engineering with strong mathematical and programming skills and keen to learn about interdisciplinary research.

Idiap (EPFL's Lidiap laboratory) is located in Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland surrounded by the highest mountains in Europe, which offers multiple recreational activities, including hiking, climbing, and  skiing, as well as varied cultural activities within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. EPFL is one of the top universities in Europe in science and engineering. Both Idiap and EPFL offer a young, multicultural environment with English as the lingua franca. Our research group, led by Dr Daniel Gatica-Perez (www.idiap.ch/~gatica), includes a diverse team of scientific collaborators, research fellows, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students, and visitors working on multidisciplinary problems.

Contact

Interested candidates should email a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, and the names of three references to idiapsc.jobs@gmail.com

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