Open data has become a mantra for governments and, in many cases, the backbone of commercial and academic projects. In particular, data collected by public bodies in the pursuit of regulatory and legal functions tend […]
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Funded PhD Opportunity: Gendering the Research Pipeline (GReP)
This funded PhD project seeks to employ data science and text mining methods to enhance our understanding of how a ‘gendering’ of the research pipeline might offer insight into the challenges faced by women as they make the transition from students to independent researchers. We are looking for a passionate, curious, and careful candidate with data science and programming skills, and an interest in NLP and the ethics of data science/AI to work on an exciting collaborative CASE Studentship involving the British Library and supervisors at King’s College London and the Alan Turing Institute/University of Warwick!
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Geography & Computers: Past, present, and future
I’m really pleased to share a piece that Dani Arribas-Bel and I recently co-authored in Geography Compass on the sometimes fraught relationship between (human) geography and computers, and advocating for the creation of a Geographic Data Science. For those of a ‘TL; DR’ nature (or without the privilege of an institutional subscription!), we wanted to share some of our key ideas in a more accessible format.
MoDS: Mapping Knowledge with Data Science (MSc + PhD Studentship)
Although we had some great responses to our initial call, we’re still looking for the ‘right’ candidate for this fully-funded studentship that is open to both undergraduate finalists as well as completing Masters students. The project involves the application of data science techniques (text-mining, topic modelling, graph analysis) to a large, rich data set of 450,000+ PhD theses in order to understand the evolving geography of academic knowledge production: how are groundbreaking ideas produced and circulated, and how does researcher mobility and institutional capacity shape this process?
MoDS: Mapping Knowledge with Data Science
I’m really excited to announce the latest addition to our department’s growing stable of computational geography research: a fully-funded 1+3 ESRC CASE studentship involving the application of data science techniques (text-mining, topic modelling, graph analysis) to a large, rich data set of 450,000+ PhD theses in order to understand the evolving geography of academic knowledge production: how are groundbreaking ideas produced and circulated, and how does researcher mobility and institutional capacity shape this process?