ESA-announce 2 POST-DOCTORAL/RESEARCH FELLOW POSITIONS
Agents, Interaction & Complexity Group
University of Southampton
Closing Date: Wednesday 18 December 2013
See vacancy here: https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=319413FP
Applications are invited for two Research Fellows in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) Group in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, UK. These positions are for a 1-year period in the first instance, with possible extension to 2 years. You will be working on an EPSRC-funded digital economy project (EP/K039989/1) with an interdisciplinary team consisting of researchers from Economics, Management and Computer Science.
The project, led by Prof m.c. schraefel, is seeking to understand the specific obstacles to, and mechanisms for, embodying meaningful consent in the digital economy. Despite being asked to "agree" constantly to terms of service, we do not currently have "meaningful consent", in particular with regards to privacy. The project aims to understand issues surrounding informed consent, develop technologies for enabling informed consent, as well as considering business and policy implications.
The two posts have a different focus. One post will focus on the socio-economic aspects of understanding consent, and issues surrounding privacy, through experimental design with human participants. It will also involve work on outlining design principles and HCI best practice in relation to obtaining informed consent. You will be working directly with Dr Michael Vlassopoulos and Dr Mirco Tonin from the Economics division, as well as being part of a larger interdisciplinary team. This position requires a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in one of the following disciplines: computer science, human-computer interaction, experimental economics, or web science. In addition, programming and statistical skills are essential. Prior experience with setting up human trials is desired but not essential.
The other post will focus on technologies for enabling informed consent, and in particular agent-based systems and automated negotiation. You will be working directly with Dr Enrico Gerding from the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Research Group, as well as being part of a larger interdisciplinary team. A PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience are required in agent-based computing or artificial intelligence.
The starting date is the beginning of February 2014, although consideration can be given to later start dates.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Michael Vlassopoulos (M.Vlassopoulos(at)soton.ac.uk) for the position with the socio-economic focus, or Dr Enrico Gerding (<a href="mailto:eg) for the one with the agent-based focus.
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