PhD studentship available for the UNITY research project: Developing community understanding of policing and community priorities

We are offering a full-time funded PhD studentship within the area of Computing. The expected start date is January 2016.

The studentship consists of a £14,057 maintenance bursary, plus £4,052 for fees (as aligned with RCUK recommended rates).

Successful applicants will work for the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) at Sheffield Hallam University, in partnership with SERCO Plc as part of the UNITY Horizon 2020 funded research project.  

You will work with the director of studies to design a programme of PhD research that contributes to the aims and objectives of this project.

UNITY research project

The aim of UNITY is to develop tools, procedures and technologies that help communities

  • gain an understanding of police and community priorities
  • become a central part of identifying policing issues
  • engage in the problem solving process to ensure shared priorities are addressed

Entry requirements

You should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and ideally a relevant masters qualification or expectation of the same.

Applications are invited from UK/EU students only with capabilities and research interests in

  • system architecture design
  • system analysis and design
  • business process modelling
  • data mining and social media analytics
  • big data analytics

How to apply

Please complete a University application form by email.

Please also propose a relevant line of research enquiry and/or outline how your previous research, academic and/or professional experience makes you an ideal candidate for the UNITY project. 

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