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Diversity-Aware Interaction Models

Diversity-Aware Interaction Models

Supervision: Nardine Osman and Marco Schorlemmer
Funding: WENET

WeNet is a high-profile international research project funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme that aims at providing a diversity-aware, machine-mediated paradigm of social relations. Technology has evolved to a point where humans from diverse back- grounds, cultures, and experiences have an unprecedented ability to connect with each other. Yet technology does not in-and-by-itself provide support for developing and maintaining the social relationships that transcend geographical and cultural backgrounds. WeNet's goal is connecting people that can support each other, and the key is leveraging their diversity. The WeNet paradigm includes a family of computational diversity-aware models supporting human interaction: learning models, diversity-aware search, diversity alignment mechanisms that lift communication barriers, and diversity-aware incentive mechanisms that generates incentives for people to support each other.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have a high-quality master’s degree in computer science or related fields (or have completed equivalent qualifications al- lowing PhD studies), have good communication skills in English, and be able to demonstrate strong motivation to conduct research.

Salary: €20.811,14 gross annual salary in 14 payments of €1.486,51

Start Date: 01 January 2019, at the earliest

Application: Through IIIA's Prospective Students database.

Closing date for applications: 23 November 2018

For further information please contact Nardine Osman at: