Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Supervisor: Dr Leonardo Impett, Faculty of English
Start date: 1st January 2023
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from home and international students (although this award is available at the home rate fee only, and students who are liable for overseas fees will need to self-fund the difference in fee rates).
Cambridge Digital Humanities invites applications for a funded 3-year PhD studentship to conduct research within the AI Forensics project, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For more information on the project, please see the project description on the CDH website: https: // www. cdh.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/ai-forensics/
The PhD will be hosted by the Faculty of English, but applications are welcome from a wide range of technical and humanities disciplines. Applicants are invited to propose their own PhD project within the project description and in line with their own research interests and expertise. Please note that if successful, an applicant's research plan will have to be reviewed after the start of the PhD, in terms of the objectives of the overall research project.
Applicants would preferably have a background in either a relevant humanities discipline (e.g. history of art, history of science, digital humanities) and/or a relevant technical discipline (e.g. machine learning, image processing). Since both fields are relevant to the project, ideal applicants would have an interest in (or willingness to learn) any relevant areas they haven't yet formally studied. Applicants should have (or expect to be awarded) an upper 2nd or 1st class honours degree, or equivalent international qualification.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to send informal enquiries about this vacancy to Dr Leonardo Impett for further information about the project. Applications should be submitted to the standard English PhD track for a January 2023 entry (deadline October 4th); and enter "VW AI FORENSICS" in the application form under the field "Proposed research title(s)". The application form can be found below: https: // www. postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/elelpdeng.
Applications for this position will be processed through the standard applications to the PhD in English route, however, the application will only be considered as an application to this studentship. If not selected for this studentship, the application will not be considered as a general application to English. If you wish to apply also for a general PhD in English as well, please contact the English Faculty Postgraduate Office for advice on how to proceed.
Please quote reference VM32721 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, CambridgeReference
12 August 2022Closing date
4 October 2022