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Artificial intelligence and the future of work, of organisations, and labour markets

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

At Imperial College London, the Data Science Institute (DSI) is a multi-disciplinary initiative aimed at pushing frontiers in theory and method for research that requires novel data and new algorithms to solve important, difficult problems. From the Business School, Imperial Business Analytics is lab and research centre that has formed to focus on data science for business.

For autumn 2019, Imperial Business Analytics are recruiting a student to explore how various forms of AI will change the work that people do, the jobs on offer, and shape of future organisations. We are producing models that link features of work to features of methods in artificial intelligence to guide (a) the development of methods applicable to automating key tasks and (b) forecasting the pace and scope of these technologies on organisations.

Our Doctoral programme is a full-time, five-year programme. In the first year you will complete a Master’s in Research (MRes) programme with highly relevant and structured training. During that year you will take compulsory modules in research methodology and subject-specific theory, which will provide you with a theoretical grounding and thorough research training for a solid foundation for your academic career. You will also undertake an individual research project with Imperial Business Analytics, meant as a stepping stone for your PhD research project.

The Doctoral programme at Imperial College Business School is fully funded and this studentship would be co-funded by EPSRC which includes full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a living stipend for up to five years.

Among others, you will work with Dr Mark Kennedy, as part of a wider research programme supported by corporate funders in consulting and law. Further information about this opportunity is available here. Based on student skills and interests, a second supervisor is strongly recommended, and you will be assisted in recruiting this supervisor to your PhD.

While our PhD program provides fully funded studentships, some studentships require applicants to meet Research Council UK eligibility requirements. So that we know which sort of funding would apply to you, please specify if you face restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK, and if you have (or have not) been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. For funding that is restricted to UK and EU applicants, residency for purposes of full-time education is counted, but non-EU applicants would need to demonstrate that residency is not wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. Again, please provide this information so that we know which kind of funding would apply for you.

If you have a background and interests that fit this focus, please do apply, and feel free to email Dr. Kennedy at , with a copy to PS Lorraine Sheehy at .

Funding Notes

Degrees are fully funded, but please provide information on restrictions on your ability to stay in the UK so we can determine what kind of funding would apply to you. (See notes on funding in project description.)

How good is research at Imperial College London in Business and Management Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 57.95

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