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Doctoral Position in Computer Science at Birkbeck College

Birkbeck College is delighted to offer PhD fellowship in computer science. This position is open only for European students. Applications are invited up to April 10, 2015.

Any big organisation in which knowledge is distributed among many individuals faces problems of both knowledge distribution and of potential knowledge loss. The latter is an even greater risk in organisations with a high level of personnel rotation but it has become widespread as the traditional arrangement between companies and employees shift from long arrangements ("for life") to short arrangements in which employees change companies frequently. When knowledge is concentrated in an individual, the departure of this individual means that knowledge can be lost for the organisation. This research aims at finding ways in which digital technologies can be leveraged to reduce the long-term costs of hand-overs, reduce the loss of knowledge associated to rotation of personnel, and increase the effectiveness of hand-overs.
Benefits
The studentship covers fees at Home/EU rate, plus an annual stipend of £ 15,863 for 3 years.
Application Requirements
- We welcome applications from candidates with strong technical capabilities; research interests on knowledge representation, technology-enhanced learning, or decision support; and a desire to pursue an academic career. Familiarity with mobile development, graphical programming, statistical programming, or event processing are not essential but will be considered an advantage.
- The studentship is open to candidates with a 2:1 or 1st class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any related discipline and, preferably, a master 's degree in a relevant subject area.
How to apply?
Candidates must submit a studentship application form by clicking on the apply button below and return the form by email to Sergio Gutierrez-Santos, sergut@dcs.bbk.ac.uk.
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