22 Dec 2020

[Deadline Extended to 31 January 2021] Call for PhD Student at DSFSI

The Data Science for Social Impact Research Group at the University of Pretoria is seeking an interested student to pursue a PhD Full-time at the University of Pretoria. The ideal starting time would be Q1 [Jan - Mar 2021] but is flexible.

The position will be funded through a bursary. The bursary will be for 3 years subject to acceptable progress.

  • The deadline for application is 31 January 2021.
  • The research topic for the PhD student will cover Natural Language Processing with applications in Social Good areas.
  • The student should be knowledgeable about Python and Machine Learning.
  • Knowledge of Natural Language Processing would be advantageous.
  • The prospective student should meet the entry requirements for a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Pretoria [https://cs.up.ac.za/prospective/postgrad]
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • Submit your CV [See guide https://dsfsi.github.io/prospective/]
  • Details (name and contact) of an academic referee
  • Transcript
  • 1-page motivation and research interests.

Email to Dr. Vukosi Marivate vukosi.marivate@cs.up.ac.za

Subject: DSFSI PhD opportunity.