Coventry University Technology Graduate Scholarship
Type: Master's Degree, Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees
Who: Arab students interested in studying in the UK
What: tuition fees and stipend/bursary. The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills. All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
Where: Coventry University
Program Length: 3 years
Deadline to Apply: 04 May 2022
Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Destination Countries: UK
Academic Subject(s): Science and Technology
Coventry University, in the United Kingdom, is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded Ph.D. studentship in the programme area Smart Cities and AI: Supporting Ethical Development From the Bottom Up.
This transdisciplinary project aims to fill a gap in the research into the ethical development of innovative data-driven technologies for Smart Cities. These technologies—for example, sensor networks, cameras, robotics and augmented reality—increasingly make use of AI for automated decision-making. This kind of decision-making raises many ethical questions for AI developer communities. One well-known issue relates to facial recognition systems that are aimed at reducing crime rates, but have been shown to unfairly target some groups.
After more than a decade of discussion, there is consensus on the guidelines that are necessary for ethical AI deployment. There are also many toolkits that aim to implement these guidelines in practice. However, there is little research looking at how well these toolkits have led to increased awareness and positive change in the ethical know-how of developers working with AI. Therefore, this project will take a practice-based approach and combine methodologies from the humanities and social sciences with expertise in computing science and engineering.
The aim is to identify tangible steps for improving ethics-in-practice in the context of Smart Cities and AI development.
Deadline: May 4, 2022
Tuition fees and stipend/bursary.
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from Ph.D. to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
– A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
-The potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the Ph.D. within 3.5 years.
– English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
– A 500-word statement providing evidence of the candidate’s understanding of transdisciplinary research and practice-based approaches.
How to apply:
All applications require full supporting documentation, and a covering letter.
Apply through the following link.