2014-10-16: Job: PhD position in Visualization/HCI, University of Vienna, Austria

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PhD position: Visual Analysis in Data-driven Journalism
University of Vienna

We invite applicants for a PhD position in Visual Analytics/
Human-Computer Interaction within the Visualization and Data
Analysis Group at the University of Vienna. The successful applicant
will join a larger interdisciplinary research group with backgrounds in
computing, design, and journalism.

Like many other organizations, publishing houses and the news industry
are facing tremendous challenges making sense of the ever-growing amount
of information. A trend towards data-centric journalism aiming to deal
with these challenges has recently become popular under the term
“Data-driven Journalism” and is vividly discussed in discourses about
the future of journalism.

The successful applicant will explore how methods of Visual Analysis can
support Data-driven Journalism. This will include working with a diverse
range of users to better understand how data is currently used in
journalism, and to design and evaluate novel Visual Analytics solutions
for Data-driven Journalism.

Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2014, and
continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a CV, a two-page motivation statement, two
references, copies of university certificates, and a transcript to
Monika Gregor monika.gregor@univie.ac.at

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Michael Sedlmair

Further details are available on this webpage