The Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval Group at the University of Mannheim invites applications for
ONE PHD STUDENT IN COMPUTATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE / DATA SCIENCE / STATISTICAL NLP
The position is affiliated to the newly established interdisciplinary research project
Fine-grained modelling of populist rhetoric in text
headed by Ines Rehbein  and Simone Ponzetto .
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to conduct research in the area of NLP for political science. The candidate should have a strong background in one or several of the following areas
– NLP / data science / text-as-data
– computational political science
– semantic text processing
– deep learning / machine learning,
with a strong drive for interdisciplinary research and high proficiency in German.
Candidates should have a Masters degree in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Data Science, Political Science or related areas. The student will be located at the Data and Web Science Group (DWS) of the University of Mannheim, one of leading centers for Data Science in Germany (more information can be found at http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de).
Duration: the position will be available for 30 months (starting as soon as possible) with a possible extension, depending on future funding.
Salary range: according to German public scale TV-L 13 100% (full time).
Workshop co-located with KONVENS (Conference for Natural Language Processing) in Düsseldorf, September 2021
The submission deadline has been extended to July, 10. The workshop will be a virtual event.
Also, we are excited to announce our invited speakers and panelists for our twin panel:
- Katharina Esau (Graduate School Online Participation, HHU Düsseldorf)
- Tomaž Erjavec (ParlaMint; Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana)
- Slava Jankin (Data Science Lab, Hertie School Berlin)
- EUINACTION (Nikoleta Yordanova, U-Leiden + Goran Glavaš, U-Mannheim)
- MARDY (Sebastian Haunss, U-Bremen + Jonas Kuhn, U-Stuttgart)
Please check our website for updates and changes: https://gscl.org/en/arbeitskreise/cpss/cpss-2021
Workshop co-located with KONVENS (Conference for Natural Language Processing) in Düsseldorf, September 2021:
Recent years have seen more and more applications of computational methods to the analysis of political texts. This has led to the emergence of different communities (one with a background in political / social science and the other in the areas of NLP/computer science) which struggle to get awareness of the relevant work taking place in the respective other community.
The main goal of this workshop is to bridge this gap and bring together researchers and ideas from the different communities, to foster collaboration and catalyze further interdisciplinary research efforts.
|Workshop papers due
|Notification of acceptance