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Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Research Project: Understanding opinion and language dynamics using massive data

In this post-doctoral project, the grantee will participate in the Brazilian team for the research project “Understanding opinion dynamics and language evolution using massive data” (T-AP project). Specifically, the grantee will work with the other members of the Brazilian team on the part of the T-AP project that involves research on opinion formation processes and language evolution by means of “big data” analyses. The grantee will bring (ideally) a knowledge of philosophy of informations, technoethics, linguistics and semiotics to the investigation, will assist in the development of computational models of language dynamics, and will investigate the following question: Can big data be used to bring relevant evidence to bear in support of the hypothesis that opinion formation processes and natural languages have most of the characteristics of complex adaptive systems?

Candidate’s requirements

a. The candidate should have concluded a doctorate less than seven years before the beginning of the PD fellowship.

b. The fellowship demands full time dedication to the research project (except under conditions outlined in resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

c. The fellowship holder may not hold any formal or informal employment nor receive, during the term of the fellowship, a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of whatever nature (except under conditions outlined in the decree PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

Candidate’s obligations

a. Full dedication to research (except under conditions outlined in the resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

b. Not to receive a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of any nature (except under conditions outlined in the resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

c. To consult FAPESP before accepting any financial support from any other funding source, public or private, for the development of the research project that concerns the fellowship awarded.

d. Not to make any modifications to the project (initial plan, dates etc.) without the prior consent of the Foundation.

e. To submit scientific reports and reports on the application of the Research Contingency Funds within the time frames laid out in the Terms of Award (TA), accompanied by the requested documentation.

f. Not to absent himself from the institution in which he is developing his research project, except to carry out field research or a research placement, for a limited time and with the authorization of FAPESP and with the supervisor’s endorsement.

g. To refer to the support from FAPESP in theses, articles, books, abstracts of presentations in meetings and any other type of publication or form of outreach activities that result, wholly or in part, from the fellowship.

Criteria of Selection:

The selection will be carried out from the analysis of the candidate's CV and an on-line or face-to-face interview.

CountryBrazil
LabMarilia - Sao Paulo State
Starts on01/05/2019
Duration/PeriodMay, 2019 - September 2020
Deadline08/03/2019 0:00
Linkhttp://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades/compreendendo_a_dinamica_da_opiniao_e_da_linguagem_utilizando_big_data_projeto_tap/2682/
KeywordsBig Data; Opinion Formation; Language; Social Dynamics; Complex Systems; Data Mining;

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