[Humanist] 27.972 research assistantships at Illinois

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Tue Apr 15 07:37:23 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 972.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:27:33 +0000
        From: "Lucic, Ana" <alucic2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: SODA Research Assistantships available starting summer or fall 2014

Some of the people on the Humanist discussion group may be interested in this opportunity. Feel free to forward. Thank you.

Ana Lucic
PhD Research Assistant, Socio-technical Data Analytics
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Two Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) Research Assistantships available starting summer or fall 2014.

The iSchool at Illinois (www.lis.illinois.edu) is recruiting high quality masters students to design, develop, and evaluate new computational and socio-technical solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. We are particularly interested in students who will deepen the diversity of the 2014/15 cohort, such as those changing careers, those who see the potential that big data may play in their current career, or those from historically and statistically underrepresented groups.

Two Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) Research Assistants will be selected from the 2014/15 MS applicant pool who will each receive tuition waivers and fees, and a stipend as they work towards the SODA specialization (see soda.lis.illinois.edu). These students will work closely with Dr. Blake’s research group (see below) to develop new methods in text mining and summarization to support discovery and information synthesis in medicine and toxicology.

All SODA students are members of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (cirss.lis.illinois.edu) and will have the opportunity to take courses from top researchers in the field including:
•       Catherine Blake (text mining, discovery and health informatics, summarization),
•       Jana Diesner (natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, covert information),
•       Miles Efron (information retrieval, language technologies, temporal information),
•       Vetle Torvik (informetrics, data mining, literature-based discovery, name disambiguation).
Courses in digital humanities, social informatics, data curation, information organization, youth and user services, and history of information are also available.

The MS program has been consistently ranked #1 by US News and World Report. You can pursue your graduate degree at the Urbana-Champaign campus or via LEEP, an innovative hybrid online program that has successfully graduated more than 1500 students since 1996.

Applications received by May 1 (to start in either summer or fall 2014) will receive full consideration for funding. For more information go to soda.lis.illinois.edu/apply. Admissions questions can be directed to lis-apply at illinois.edu and questions about SODA can be directed to sodaInfo at illinois.edu<mailto:sodaInfo at illinois.edu>.

Dr. Catherine Blake
Associate Professor - I-School and Medical Information Science
Associate Director - Center for Informatics in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS)
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6212
Telephone:(217) 333 0115
Facsimile: (217) 244 3302

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