PhD Studentship

Fully-funded PhD position in Human Centred Computing Research Group, King's College London (UK/EU students only)

A fully funded PhD position is available in the Human Centred Computing Research Group, Department of Informatics, King's College London, UK. The position is in the areas of information visualization and visual analytics.

For more information about the funding: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate/research-degrees


Understanding the Complexity of Negotiations

Deadline: 15 July 2020

Research Project:

A negotiated text is the product of a formal decision-making process where a text has been negotiated and drafted over a period of time. Many of the foundational texts of the modern world have not been written by individuals, by negotiated by groups of people in formal settings. For example, treaties between states such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the Treaty of Versailles; or constitutions, such as the one negotiated by the American states in the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

During such negotiations, it is important for us to keep track of the delegations and their involvements in order to grasp their influence on the negotiation process either using techniques such as close reading, distance reading, or machine learning. Even relatively short historical documents written collectively in this way have been the product of thousands of specific proposals and decisions.

This project will apply a visual analytics approach towards the understanding of the complexity of a negotiation and the influence of the delegations during a negotiation process.

Possible research questions:

This project will work closely with the Quill Project, based at Oxford University: https://www.quillproject.net/


How to Apply

Please contact Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman (alfie.abdulrahman'@'kcl.ac.uk) with your CV to discuss your application.

To submit a formal application please follow the steps at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research-courses.aspx.