Explaining model decisions through dialogue
Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships that will support six (6) research projects starting 1 October 2022. One of these projects is “Explaining model decisions through dialogue” led by Dr Isabel Sassoon in the Department of Computer Science
Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of £18,062 including outer London allowance plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).
You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but there is a limited number of studentships (no more than two) available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the entry criteria.
As Machine Learning and AI models underpin many of the recommendation/decision tools used to in day-to-day life these need to be transparent and explainable. The aim of this research is to explore, develop and evaluate methods that allow an end-user to have a dialogue with the recommendation/decision made by a model to better understand the reason and rationale for that recommendation/decision. Examples of such models range from health risk to the eligibility for credit or loans.
Please contact Dr Isabel Sassoon at email@example.com to find out more.
You will have or will receive an undergraduate degree classified at 1st class or 2:1 (honours) in computer science. A postgraduate masters degree may be an advantage. Where appropriate, applicants must have English language proficiency to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Skills and Experience
You should have experience of applying AI, Machine Learning, or related (e.g., Natural Language Processing) techniques. Skills and experience in software development, UX development, chat bot development or running user studies is an advantage. You should be a highly motivated individual and possess a strong sense of curiosity. The ability to study independently, think critically and collaborate with others is essential.
How to apply
Email the documents below as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16:00 on Friday 3 June 2022. Please state the name of the project supervisor in your email.
- Your up-to-date CV;
- Your 300-word personal statement setting out why you are suitable for this position;
- Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
- Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, if applicable;
- Two references, one of which can be provided by a member of Brunel University academic staff.
Interviews will take place in June 2022.