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PostDoc Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Analysis of User-generated Data, Spatial Statistics, Machine Learning

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a PostDoc position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filled ASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Urban Emotions“, i.e., the development of methods for extracting contextual emotion information from real-time human sensors and crowd-sourced data from social networks.

 The developed methods correlate emotion measurements from wearable psycho-physiological sensors with subjective observations and different crowd-sourced data repositories (Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.). The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

  • Correlation of emotion information from different sources (emotion sensors, eDiary, social media) in space and time using machine learning algorithms
  • Development of a generic spatio-temporal cluster statistic measure
  • Carrying out real-world field studies to support urban planning
  • Investigation of the potential of using Virtual Reality environments as an alternative to real-world experiments together with psychologists