Fully-funded PhD Studentship opportunity at giCentre

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering is offering a limited number of fully-funded PhD studentships.

These provide an excellent opportunity to study for a PhD at the giCentre. We are currently looking for candidates who are interested in topics related to various areas in data visualisation. Have a look at our list of PhD topics or propose your own. If you are interested, please email us on gicentre@city.ac.uk, either indicating which proposal interests you or giving us your own specific ideas.

These studentships will be highly competitive, you'll need a good degree in a related area (computer science or other quantitative subject) and preferably to have already published some scientific work. Your application will benefit from early interaction with us, so please do get in touch with us soon, well before the studentship deadline of 19th May 2017.

These studentship give recipients a tax-free stipend per year (currently £16,000) for three years and will pay UK / EU tuition fees. Successful candidates will also be involved in teaching support. Full details are on the university website (scroll down to "School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering").

Rewiring science-policy with visual information design

Jason Dykes has co-authored a piece on the role of visualization in developing policy from scientific findings with Owen Gaffney of the Future Earth Media LabGreg McInerny of the University of WarwickDenise Young of the International Council For Science and Marian Dörk of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

The article presents arguments for increasing communication between scientists policy makers and designers and supporting mechanisms both for achieving this and developing visual literacy. It contains links to some interesting visualization examples.

The ideas came out of Greg's excellent multi-disciplinary EcoViz working group on science, technology and design.