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Big data privacy - methods that provide privacy guarantees when big data is used for machine learning and data mining.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, March 01, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The PhD student will conduct research within the area of data privacy for big data. The successful applicant will work on methods that provide privacy guarantees when big data is used for machine learning and data mining. The student is expected to be excellent in computer science (including programming) and mathematics. This PhD position is funded by Prof. Torra’s initial start-up funds. Supervisor’s web page: http://www.mdai.cat/vtorra/

All applicants must have
• Relevant 2:1 degree (or higher) in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, or similar qualification
• Ability to code in one or more of Matlab, C, R or Python
• Strong linear algebra and calculus skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English

The studentships are for 48 months and include a tax free stipend of €18,500 p.a. and the payment of academic fees up to a maximum of €5,500 per annum, as well as a computer and travel allowance.

Application Procedure: send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to with PHD X in the subject line indicating the desired PhD project. Candidates are allowed to express interest in multiple PhD proposals

Closing Date: 1st March 2019.

Interview: Date to be advised. Appointments from April/May 2019.

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