20/09/2022

1 Research Collaborator position in "Tools and techniques for fakes detection"

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceInformatics
    Computer scienceOther
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    MathematicsOther
    MathematicsStatistics
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/10/2022 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Lucca
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Fields

Fake news, fake accounts, social media analysis, data mining, machine learning, NLP, feature engineering

Profile

The research collaborator will work on the definition and development of software prototypes for ranking the content produced and diffused over the Internet and social networks, as well as their producers and spreaders. Final aim is assessing credibility of such content, and trustworthiness of the creators and spreaders. The software solutions will process web data and data from social media, primarily by means of machine learning techniques. The position is framed into the IMT Lucca-funded PAI project TOFFEe "Tools for fighting fakes". 

Activity

The planned research activities are as follows:

- to continue the studies already started within the Toffee project on the detection of bots and disinformation on Twitter, primarily using machine learning techniques;

- study how to extend these studies to other social platforms (e.g. Instagram);

- collect new datasets from social media related to relevant events, both Italian and foreign;

- contribute to the drafting of scientific articles for the dissemination of the results obtained. 

The activities will be carried out working together with the participants of the Toffee project. 

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master's degree (preferential: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics)
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of:

- web programming languages;

- machine learning algorithms and related libraries - web crawling/scraping;

Familiarity with:

- statistics techniques and related libraries - NLP and related libraries;

- Applications: Web and Social Media analysis.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Italy
Lucca
Piazza S. Ponziano, 6 55100

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EURAXESS offer ID: 838814

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