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REDI Program: PhD in Automated Monitoring of Online Communities
REDI Program: PhD in Automated Monitoring of Online Communities

11/NOV/2021
11/NOV/2021

 

The IIIA and the RMIT University offer an exciting PhD in Automated Monitoring of Online Communities with three different research topics:

Option 1 Automated extraction of Online Community Norms

Project: Contribute to the safety of emergent online communities by providing automated methods for identifying and preventing agents from contravening community guidelines (aka standards, rules). The project will investigate AI techniques in the area of autonomous multi agent systems such as AI Planning, Conversational agents, Goal based reasoning and Normative reasoning in agent societies.

Option 2 Detecting Violations of Online Community Norms

Project: Contribute to the safety of emergent online communities by providing automated methods for identifying and preventing agents from contravening community guidelines (aka standards, rules). The project will investigate AI techniques in the area of autonomous multi agent systems to Develop automated methods to derive “opposite actions” that constitute violations of community guidelines i.e., represent the behaviours of malicious agents.

Option 3 Detecting bullying behaviours in Online Communities

Project: Contribute to the safety of emergent online communities by providing automated methods for identifying and preventing agents from contravening community guidelines (aka standards, rules). The project will investigate AI techniques in the area of autonomous multi agent systems to investigate and develop techniques to predict “bullying” behaviours from conversation threads and generate counter strategies to prevent such behaviours in online communities.

We offer a 36-month position (extendable to up to 48 months in duly justified cases). The position will be based in Barcelona (Spain) and international travel is foreseen to Australia (up to 12 months). There is no probation period and there are 40 working hours per week. The remuneration, in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders, will consist of a gross annual salary of est. 28.330 EUR (gross amount before employee’s taxes and contributions). Of this amount, the estimated net salary to be perceived by the Researcher is est. 1.800 EUR per month. 

For more information, please visit this link.

 

What is REDI?

REDI (RMIT European Doctoral Innovators) is a unique PhD training program that offers excellent conditions including international experience, top-class research discipline and transversal skills training as well as networking with academic and industry leaders from 60+ supporting partners. REDI’s 40+ researchers will be based with academic and industry leaders across 12 countries, and part of a multidisciplinary community. Co-funded by the European Union, REDI will create new research and enterprise links between Australia and Europe and the 60+ partners into the future.

 

The IIIA and the RMIT University offer an exciting PhD in Automated Monitoring of Online Communities with three different research topics:

Option 1 Automated extraction of Online Community Norms

Project: Contribute to the safety of emergent online communities by providing automated methods for identifying and preventing agents from contravening community guidelines (aka standards, rules). The project will investigate AI techniques in the area of autonomous multi agent systems such as AI Planning, Conversational agents, Goal based reasoning and Normative reasoning in agent societies.

Option 2 Detecting Violations of Online Community Norms

Project: Contribute to the safety of emergent online communities by providing automated methods for identifying and preventing agents from contravening community guidelines (aka standards, rules). The project will investigate AI techniques in the area of autonomous multi agent systems to Develop automated methods to derive “opposite actions” that constitute violations of community guidelines i.e., represent the behaviours of malicious agents.

Option 3 Detecting bullying behaviours in Online Communities

Project: Contribute to the safety of emergent online communities by providing automated methods for identifying and preventing agents from contravening community guidelines (aka standards, rules). The project will investigate AI techniques in the area of autonomous multi agent systems to investigate and develop techniques to predict “bullying” behaviours from conversation threads and generate counter strategies to prevent such behaviours in online communities.

We offer a 36-month position (extendable to up to 48 months in duly justified cases). The position will be based in Barcelona (Spain) and international travel is foreseen to Australia (up to 12 months). There is no probation period and there are 40 working hours per week. The remuneration, in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders, will consist of a gross annual salary of est. 28.330 EUR (gross amount before employee’s taxes and contributions). Of this amount, the estimated net salary to be perceived by the Researcher is est. 1.800 EUR per month. 

For more information, please visit this link.

 

What is REDI?

REDI (RMIT European Doctoral Innovators) is a unique PhD training program that offers excellent conditions including international experience, top-class research discipline and transversal skills training as well as networking with academic and industry leaders from 60+ supporting partners. REDI’s 40+ researchers will be based with academic and industry leaders across 12 countries, and part of a multidisciplinary community. Co-funded by the European Union, REDI will create new research and enterprise links between Australia and Europe and the 60+ partners into the future.

 

Requirements:

To apply for REDI, you must comply with the MSCA-COFUND eligibility criteria by the application deadline:

-Be in the first four years Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) research experience of your research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. FTE Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, AND

-Not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your research host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before this call’s deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol), compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays is not taken into account.

AND the following criteria:

-Hold a bachelor's degree requiring at least 4 years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours and including a research component; OR

-Hold a master's degree that includes a research component or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; OR

-Have evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or professional experience demonstrating that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the chosen project. AND

-Have English level C1 language proficiency.

In addition to the above, if your application is successful, you will be required to:

-Apply for a working visa in Spain (More information: https://www.euraxess.es/spain/informationassistance/entry-conditionsvisas-spain)

-Apply for a student visa in Australia (More information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/internationalstudents/apply-to-rmit-international-students/student-visas/apply-for-a-visa)

 

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria for the REDI Program, you will also need to meet the admission criteria of both institutions:

Admission at UAB

You will be enrolled as Doctoral Student at UAB for the entire duration of the assignment. At admission, you will need to supply:

-Degree certificate and the transcript of records of a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree (original and photocopy). Access may be granted where the following cases apply:

-Hold an official Spanish university degree or a degree from another country in the EEES which grants access to a Master's degree in accordance with article 16 of RD 1393/2007, of 29 October, and have achieved a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in university studies of which at least 60 must be at Master's level. In this case we must remember that the official university degree obtained correspondence to Level 2 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), for official titles of Graduate or Engineer will be accounted for as a degree of 180 ECTS.

-Hold an official Spanish qualification at graduate level, the duration of which, in accordance with community law, must be at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must take compulsory background credit referred to in article 7.2 of RD 99/2011, except where the syllabus of the degree course includes research training credits equivalent to the research credits awarded on Master's courses.

-University graduates who, before obtaining a place as a result of the entrance exam for specialist health courses, have passed at least two years of a programme for an official qualification in one of the Health Science specialisations.

-Holder of a qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems without the need for official recognition, having previously confirmed with the university that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish university Master's degree and that it would serve as a means of access to a PhD in the country in which it was awarded. This admission does not under any circumstances imply official recognition of the previous qualification or recognition for any purpose other than access to PhD studies.

-Holders of another Spanish PhD qualification obtained in accordance with the previous university's rules.

-Holders of a degree who also have the Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained in accordance with the provisions of RD 778/1998, of 30 April, or have achieved research proficiency under the terms outlined in RD 185/1985, of 23 January. -

-Hold an official university degree which has obtained correspondence to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), for official degrees of Architect, Engineer or Bachelor.

-Cover Letter

-CV including contact details

-2 reference letters 

-At the time of admission, the assignment of tutor, director and line of investigation will be necessary.

 -Admission to the PhD programme is decided by the Rector and depends on having passed the bridging courses, where they exist.

For those Candidates who have obtained their qualifications abroad formal requirements are needed to be followed to validate them. For more info, visit: https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/en/servicios-alciudadano/catalogo/general/20/203615/ficha.html

More information: https://www.uab.cat/web/study/phds/admission/admission-new-doctoral-studies-regulated-by-rd99/2011-1345666996343.html

Admission at RMIT University

You will also be enrolled as Doctoral Student at RMIT University for the entire duration of the assignment. At admission, you will need to supply:

-CV

-Complete transcripts for all academic qualifications

-Research proposal or statement of interest in an available research project

-Language certificates

-List of referees

More information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/research/research-degrees/how-to-apply

To apply for REDI, you must comply with the MSCA-COFUND eligibility criteria by the application deadline:

-Be in the first four years Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) research experience of your research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. FTE Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, AND

-Not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your research host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before this call’s deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol), compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays is not taken into account.

AND the following criteria:

-Hold a bachelor's degree requiring at least 4 years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours and including a research component; OR

-Hold a master's degree that includes a research component or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; OR

-Have evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or professional experience demonstrating that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the chosen project. AND

-Have English level C1 language proficiency.

In addition to the above, if your application is successful, you will be required to:

-Apply for a working visa in Spain (More information: https://www.euraxess.es/spain/informationassistance/entry-conditionsvisas-spain)

-Apply for a student visa in Australia (More information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/internationalstudents/apply-to-rmit-international-students/student-visas/apply-for-a-visa)

 

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria for the REDI Program, you will also need to meet the admission criteria of both institutions:

Admission at UAB

You will be enrolled as Doctoral Student at UAB for the entire duration of the assignment. At admission, you will need to supply:

-Degree certificate and the transcript of records of a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree (original and photocopy). Access may be granted where the following cases apply:

-Hold an official Spanish university degree or a degree from another country in the EEES which grants access to a Master's degree in accordance with article 16 of RD 1393/2007, of 29 October, and have achieved a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in university studies of which at least 60 must be at Master's level. In this case we must remember that the official university degree obtained correspondence to Level 2 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), for official titles of Graduate or Engineer will be accounted for as a degree of 180 ECTS.

-Hold an official Spanish qualification at graduate level, the duration of which, in accordance with community law, must be at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must take compulsory background credit referred to in article 7.2 of RD 99/2011, except where the syllabus of the degree course includes research training credits equivalent to the research credits awarded on Master's courses.

-University graduates who, before obtaining a place as a result of the entrance exam for specialist health courses, have passed at least two years of a programme for an official qualification in one of the Health Science specialisations.

-Holder of a qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems without the need for official recognition, having previously confirmed with the university that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish university Master's degree and that it would serve as a means of access to a PhD in the country in which it was awarded. This admission does not under any circumstances imply official recognition of the previous qualification or recognition for any purpose other than access to PhD studies.

-Holders of another Spanish PhD qualification obtained in accordance with the previous university's rules.

-Holders of a degree who also have the Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained in accordance with the provisions of RD 778/1998, of 30 April, or have achieved research proficiency under the terms outlined in RD 185/1985, of 23 January. -

-Hold an official university degree which has obtained correspondence to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), for official degrees of Architect, Engineer or Bachelor.

-Cover Letter

-CV including contact details

-2 reference letters 

-At the time of admission, the assignment of tutor, director and line of investigation will be necessary.

 -Admission to the PhD programme is decided by the Rector and depends on having passed the bridging courses, where they exist.

For those Candidates who have obtained their qualifications abroad formal requirements are needed to be followed to validate them. For more info, visit: https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/en/servicios-alciudadano/catalogo/general/20/203615/ficha.html

More information: https://www.uab.cat/web/study/phds/admission/admission-new-doctoral-studies-regulated-by-rd99/2011-1345666996343.html

Admission at RMIT University

You will also be enrolled as Doctoral Student at RMIT University for the entire duration of the assignment. At admission, you will need to supply:

-CV

-Complete transcripts for all academic qualifications

-Research proposal or statement of interest in an available research project

-Language certificates

-List of referees

More information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/research/research-degrees/how-to-apply

Salary: 

28.330 €/year
28.330 €/year

Duration: 

36 months
36 months

Workday: 

Full-time
Full-time

Workplace: 

Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)

Start date: 

01/03/2022
01/03/2022

Closing date: 

30/NOV/2021
30/NOV/2021


You can apply in this link.

You can apply in this link.


IIIA Contact: Carles Sierra (sierra@iiia.csic.es)

You can find the contact info in this link

 

IIIA Contact: Carles Sierra (sierra@iiia.csic.es)

You can find the contact info in this link