PhD position in Lifelong learning at the Knowledge
and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) in the School of Computer Science and Statistics,Trinity
College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Project: An analysis of lifelong learning transitions of mobile learners:
implications and principles for the design of technologies to support and
facilitate lifelong learning transitions
project will focus on analysing data from technology usage to develop a set of
lifelong learning transition metrics. These metrics will in turn be used to
inform the development of technologies and applications that support
transitions in lifelong learning.
Applying a data mining/grounded
theory approach the researchers will endeavour to extract a set of learning
transitions metrics from data collected as lifelong learners conduct their
normal daily activities.
Two or more sets of data from
different cohorts of participants would enrich and provide more validity to the
findings. To this end, it is envisaged that the Ericsson will share usage data
of their employee.
- Excellent academic record with Master's degree in Computer Science,
Information Systems, Intelligent Systems, Data Management, Data/Learning
analytics, Web-services technologies, or related area.
with learning solution design and development of models, tools and
applications. Solid instructional design skills and strong interest in
cutting-edge web development and social technologies. Knowledge of user
experience and related pedagogical issues.
with data analytics and qualitative research methodologies.
in computer science with strong knowledge of educational technology, interest
in mobile, lifelong and informal learning.
- Fluent in English with very
good writing and communication skills. English language certification if
English is not your first language, the requirement being: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL
iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent.
motivated to pursue a career in science and ability to work in a team and
independently. Ability to think strategically and systematically. Critical
thinker with demonstrated creative problem solving skills.
applying for this position must also meet the entry requirementsfor PhD candidates in Trinity College Dublin
in peer reviewed journal(s)
Send a CV and a cover letter with your motivation for applying for the position and what you have to offer to
Prof. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez Macu.Arnedillo@scss.tcd.ie & Prof. Declan O'Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no closing date for applications but the expecting starting date is 1st March 2014. So, we will engaged with applicants on an ongoing basis until a person is appointed.
Project information can be obtained
from Prof. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez Macu.Arnedillo@scss.tcd.ie
Based on a full-time appointment the
duration of the appointment as a Marie Curie ITN fellow will be for maximum
period of 3 years. The appointment will be 36 months and should lead to a
dissertation (PhD thesis). Starting date is expected to be 1st March 2014. A Personal Career Development Plan will be drafted
that includes the attendance of EDUWORKS courses and meetings and the
completion of the Structured PhD programme in the School of
Computer Science and Statistics. The PhD student is expected to assist in
gross monthly salary will be according to the salary scales for PhD students in
the host country. The collective employment agreement (CAO) of Irish
universities is applicable. Besides the salary, the PhD student will obtain a
mobility allowance for the duration of the 3 years of the Marie Curie ITN project. Positions are aimed at being
full-time, but by exception, if needed for family reasons, part-time
appointments are possible.
Host institute: KDEG (Knowledge and
Data Engineering Group) in the School of Computer Science and
KDEG investigates the fundamental
challenges and practical applications of knowledge-driven systems. Its research
combines knowledge discovery, representation and reasoning with web-based data
management and intelligent systems engineering. This research is advanced
through application in a number of areas. For further information: http://kdeg.scss.tcd.ie
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Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of
Western Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and
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campus. Based in the heart of Dublin, TCD offers an exceptional working and
social environment that attracts students and researchers from around the
world. TCD’s research impact is currently ranked 44th in the World by the Times
Higher Education Ranking of World Universities and 10th in Europe by the Leiden
University Ranking of World Universities based on research performance. As
Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and
scholarship is at the core of a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding
record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research
funding which is among the best in the country.