Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Departments of Social Psychology and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

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    01/07/2020 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professors Francisco Díaz Bretones and María del Carmen Pegalajar Jiménez, from the Departments of Social Psychology and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, respectively, at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The WISE (Well-being for Individuals, Society and Enterprises) research group is an interdisciplinary group founded in 1984 and composed of professors and researchers from the University of Granada (Spain). The WISE research group is one of the leading research teams in several topics related to psychosocial aspects of well-being and human resources management along with private and public organizations in an international environment.

The ARAI (Approximated Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence) research group is an interdisciplinary group started off with a small group of researchers which, at the end of the 70s, started working in Fuzzy Sets Theory and Fuzzy Logic. Their work, along with other pioneering groups, was the first of its kind on these subjects in Spain. At the present time, the group's research work is much wider, but these models still form the central theme for most of our research work together with Big Data, DeepLearning and Metaheuristic Algorithms, etc.

Some of the research projects developed are:

‘Big Data in Human Resources management: analysis of the talent (Big Talent)’.

‘Business ethic: Normativity and economic behavior III. A new Social contract.’(FFI2017-87953R).

‘Implementation of an information management system’ (IDR1).

‘Social Sciences and Digital Humanities: cases, management and business models.’ (Ref. CEI2013-P-9).

Project description

The HiR Project (Human Intelligence Resources) is an interdisciplinary project currently composed of researchers of the field of Human Resources and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Granada and led by the professors Francisco Diaz Bretones (WISE Wellbeing for Individual, Society and Enterprises research group) and Maria del Carmen Pegalajar Jiménez (ARAI Approximate Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence research group).

The objective of the research focuses on the application of Artificial Intelligence technics and development of predictive models for the management of human resources from the analysis of multiple sources of data (Big Data) and its application and transference for the decision making and talent management in human resources (People + Talent Analytics) with the purpose of improving the business productivity and the satisfaction of the workers.

Some of the applications and developments are related to the optimization of the quality of working teams, adequacy of person-position-tasks, analysis of workers network or relational analysis of psychological, social, laboral and organizational characteristics of the workers.

The group has also participated in technology transfer projects with some business partners such as Actua2, RH Asesores Improving S.L, ACCIONA, Cámara de Comercio, Caja Granada, Grupo Abades, Grupo Cojali, among others.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC) and Information Science and Engineering (ENG).

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisco Díaz Bretones (fdiazb@ugr.es) or María del Carmen Pegalajar Jiménez (mcarmen@go.ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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