[UCGIS] two positions open in Geoinformatics at University of Salzburg


Position Opening

Research Scientist Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Spatio-temporal Analysis for Migration Research

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a researcher position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filledASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Humanitarian Safety“, i.e., the development of methods for analysing user-generated data from social media to support migration management.

The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

  • Identifying spatio-temporal clusters in social media data as an indicator for migration movements
  • Semantic analysis of social media posts using self-learning systems
  • Spatio-temporal visualisation of migration clusters
  • Collaboration with social scientists and legal scholars to co-develop a privacy-by-design guideline as a basis for the methodological research

Please see here for further details.

Position Opening

PostDoc Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Analysis of User-generated Data, Spatial Statistics, Machine Learning

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a PostDoc position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filled ASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Urban Emotions“, i.e., the development of methods for extracting contextual emotion information from real-time human sensors and crowd-sourced data from social networks.

The developed methods correlate emotion measurements from wearable psycho-physiological sensors with subjective observations and different crowd-sourced data repositories (Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.). The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

  • Correlation of emotion information from different sources (emotion sensors, eDiary, social media) in space and time using machine learning algorithms
  • Development of a generic spatio-temporal cluster statistic measure
  • Carrying out real-world field studies to support urban planning
  • Investigation of the potential of using Virtual Reality environments as an alternative to real-world experiments together with psychologists

Please see here for further details.

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch | Assistant Professor

University of Salzburg | Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS

Schillerstrasse 30 | 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43 (0)662 8044 7551 | Fax: +43 (0)662 8044 7560
E-mail: bernd.resch@sbg.ac.at | http://www.zgis.at

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