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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Fully Funded PhD scholarship in Artificial Intelligence at University of Southampton, UK

Updated: May 24

Artificial intelligence and Computer Science fanatics looking for a Fully Funded PhD scholarship in Artificial Intelligence, this is your opportunity!

Are you fascinated by the convergence of computer science, and social science? Do you have a keen interest in understanding the intricate dynamics of trust in the context of AI technologies? University of Southampton, UK invites applications from talented individuals with a background in computer science, proficiency in formal methods, and a genuine enthusiasm for delving into the social implications of technology.


Research Focus:

The primary objective of this doctoral research is to develop an innovative interdisciplinary socio-technical framework that bridges the realms of social science (trust) and computer science (safety). Our aim is to evaluate how AI technical solutions impact social trust within society.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in cross-disciplinary research to develop an open-source framework for evaluating the societal impact of AI.

  • Collaborate with industrial partners to conducting interviews, collect and analyse data from diverse stakeholder groups across different domains.

  • Uphold Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles to ensure ethical standards are maintained.


Qualifications and eligibility:

We are seeking candidates who hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, possess practical experience in AI, and demonstrate a strong interest in qualitative research methodologies. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in formal methods and a solid foundation in AI technologies. And a passion for learning and applying qualitative research methods.

This position is open for UK students only


Funding Amount:

Full-time studentships will cover UK course fees and an enhanced tax-free stipend of approx. £23,500 per year for 4 years along with a substantial budget for research, travel, and centre activities.


Application procedure and documents:

Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' button on the official webpage.

Select programme type (Research), 2024/25, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, next page select “PhD Complex Integrated Systems for Defence and Security (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor: Asieh Salehi Fathabadi.

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Two reference letters

  • Degree Transcripts/Certificates to date


Application Deadline: 30th June 2024


For further info, visit the official Position Website below:


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