JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for SIMSOC Archives


SIMSOC Archives

SIMSOC Archives


SIMSOC@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

SIMSOC Home

SIMSOC Home

SIMSOC  July 2015

SIMSOC July 2015

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

PhD and Masters Studentship in Urban Analytics / Geographic Data Science

From:

Alex Singleton <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Alex Singleton <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:53:56 +0100

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (98 lines)

*****Closing Date Soon - 31st July 2015 17:00:00 BST.*****

The Consumer Data Research Centre has an ESRC funded PhD award
available to begin September 2015 based at the University of
Liverpool. Additionally, and if necessary, the successful candidate
may also be required to complete the MSc in Geographic Data Science,
which is also fully funded.

Project description

This project takes a data-intensive approach to expand knowledge about
urban areas and their building blocks: neighbourhoods. Cities are
probably the single most powerful human invention, yet, we have only
limited understanding of how they work and evolve at both micro and
macro time scales.

Although very broad and sometimes abstract, the concept of
neighbourhood has been instrumental in Social Science to assist our
understanding of urban structures and processes. In recent years,
however, the explosion of datasets relating to consumption in cities
presents urban researchers with an unprecedented opportunity to
define, identify and study neighbourhoods and their evolution in new
quantitative ways.

This project is based within the ESRC-funded Consumer Data Research
Centre (CDRC) at the University of Liverpool, providing both an
opportunity to engage with industry on real-world projects, and
collaborate with a large group of researchers at UCL, University of
Oxford and the University of Leeds.

Complementing the use of unique data sources provided by the CDRC,
will be a methodological emphasis on geocomputation approaches. In
particular, techniques from the fields of spatial analysis, spatial
econometrics and machine learning may be combined. It is envisioned
that the project will produce advances in some of these areas to
customize methodologies to the particular domain question and to the
unique nature of the data used.

The project is divided in the following main work packages:

Bias: get a clear sense of the nature and extent of consumer data, in
comparison to official sources such as the Census.

Neighbourhood identification: methodological exploration of how to
delineate spatial partitions using multiple sources of data, with
potentially different characteristics (points, polygons, etc.).
Comparison of multiple delineations of neighbourhood boundaries:
methodologies to explore differences between partitions, both
statistically and visually.

Methods to track neighbourhood changes over time: techniques to
quantify and assess changes and differences between multiple
partitions.

Large-scale application at the national level: what is the geography
of consumer neighbourhoods in the UK? What does it tell us about
cities and their differences?
Policy recommendations: how can these insights be operationalised by
the public and private sector?

Requirements

A successful candidate will have a 1st class / high upper 2nd class
undergraduate degree or an MSc with Merit or Distinction in a
quantitative social science discipline.

Funding

3 year (or 3+1) ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)
Research Studentships; Studentships include an annual tax-free
maintenance stipend at the standard ESRC rate* (for 2015/16, this is
£14,057 for full-time students - tax free). In addition, the
studentship will pay for all tuition fees. Research Students will have
access to central funds to cover research related expenses,fieldwork,
collaborations and overseas institutional visits. Funding is open to
UK / EU students only.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting letter of application to
Professor Alex Singleton [log in to unmask], demonstrating
how you feel your skills and experience are relevant to the CDRC.

More Info: http://geographicdatascience.com/job/2015/07/13/PhD-Studentship/

-- 
Alex Singleton
Professor of Geographic Information Science
Department of Geography and Planning
University of Liverpool
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: 0151 7942860
Blog (http://www.alex-singleton.com)
Geographic Data Science Lab (http://geographicdatascience.com)
ESRC CDRC (http://cdrc.ac.uk/)
Twitter: alexsingleton
Skype: alexsingleton

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager