2 Fully funded PhD Student Positions at UC3M (Madrid, Spain)
The Department of Telematics Engineering offers two fully funded PhD positions under Prof. Rubén Cuevas’ supervision in a cross-disciplinary area between computer science and data science to address challenging research problems in the following areas: privacy and transparency in Internet services and Digital Marketing; new scalable data-driven measurement of socio-economic metrics.
The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research in the aforementioned cross-disciplinary area and in a highly international collaboration environment, including internal collaboration at UC3M with different departments and institutes (Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Big Data Institute) as well as external collaboration with top institutions across Europe and US (e.g., MIT (US), Max Plank Institute, IMDEA Networks).
The research conducted in these areas in the last years have been published in top conferences and journals from Computer Science but also General Science conferences and journals (such as Usenix Security, WWW, ACM CHI, ACM HotNets, ACM CoNEXT, PNAS, Nature Scientific Reports, Communications of the ACM, etc). Moreover, our work has also attracted systematically the attention of most renowed media outlets (such as The Financial Times, BBC, The Guardian, Corriere della Sera, Le Figaro, New Scientists, El Pais, etc). Following this trend, we are seeking students motivated to have high impact in academia and society.
UC3M is located in Madrid, one of the most livable and enjoyable cities in Europe, which offers an exceptional quality of life as well as an extensive offer of recreational activities. Madrid has also become a technology hub in the South of Europe with top research institutions (such as the renown IMDEA institutes), multinational companies with their research labs established in the region, and a very active start-up ecosystem with whom we have very well established connections.
The offered position includes a fully-funded package including competitive salaries, PhD tuition fees and full health coverage by one of the top health systems world-wide.
You can check further details about the research, papers and projects we are involved at my webpage (https://www.it.uc3m.es/rcuevas) and my google scholar profile (https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=lGuDTyAAAAAJ&hl)
(If you meet most but not all the requirements, I strongly recommend you to apply)