Fully-funded PhD at the giCentre in collaboration with Redsift

We are pleased to announce that the giCentre, in collaboration with Redsift (http://redsift.io), is offering a fully-funded PhD project to start in October 2015. The scholarship is funded by Redsift and the project will be executed in very tight co-operation with the company. This is an exciting opportunity to spend three years working on cutting edge research in central London at the intersection of academia and industry.

 About giCentre & City

You can read about giCentre here and go through the featured papers to get an idea of our research. And here are some details about City and the Department of Computer Science.

About Redsift

Founded by some of the people behind Shazam and backed by the most experienced entrepreneurs and angels in London, Redsift has a unique vision for what the future of email holds. Find out more at: http://redsift.io

Unravelling email data through interactive visual data analysis 

Practically every Internet user is sitting on a vast and semantically meaningful collection of data in their email Inboxes. Webmail providers typically harvest some of this data to build their business but the value here is totally opaque to the end user, be it individuals or corporations. Redsift is developing a platform for building deeply integrated micro services across an individual or corporation’s Inboxes.

We are looking for a curious and pragmatic PhD candidate to apply human-assisted machine learning and predictive analytics through visual analytics and design interactive dynamic visualisations of email content. This process will be built on Redsift’s stream processing platform and the candidate will be working closely with the Redsift engineering team to refine and validate the services and components that will later be offered to the wider academic community. An ideal candidate would: 

-       Have a strong academic background and interest in data visualisation, search, machine learning techniques and the associated statistical modelling and validation.

-       Are proficient with software development in a modern programming language such as Go, DLang, Rust or Java 8.

-       Have knowledge of Javascript based visualisation tools e.g. D3.js. and interest in NLP techniques.

The scholarship provides an annual bursary (£16,000 in 2015/16) and a full tuition fee waiver for three years. We will be accepting applications until mid-August 2015 with the aim of starting in October 2015. 

For further information and applications (CV, including names of two referees and a statement of interest), you can contact us directly on:

Cagatay Turkay, Cagatay.Turkay.1@city.ac.uk