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Fwd: Two 5-year funded Statistics PhD studentships at UCL with salaried role at Channel 4

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Sachin Garg <[log in to unmask]>

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Mason Big Data Network <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:02:56 -0500

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Subject: 	Two 5-year funded Statistics PhD studentships at UCL with
salaried role at Channel 4
Date: 	Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:40:03 +0000
From: 	Rodrigues, Russell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: 	List for big data community <[log in to unmask]>
To: 	[log in to unmask]



The UCL Big Data Institute <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/big-data/bdi> is
pleased to announce two five year PhD Statistics studentships at UCL,
fully funded by Channel 4 with a concurrent salaried role in Channel 4’s
Data Planning & Analytics team. Details are below, and in the attached
poster (also available here
<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/big-data/bdi/news/bdi-news-repository/channel-4-ucl-phd>).
Please share with your students and colleagues.

* *

*****

* *

*What’s the Hadoop stack got to do with Gogglebox?*



*An opportunity to work with cutting-edge data science technologies
while carrying out pioneering research at University College London.*

This five-year scholarship programme is giving two graduates the
opportunity to study for a PhD in Statistics at UCL, fully funded by
Channel 4. To learn more about the faculty and research at UCL, please
visit www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/research
<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/research>.At the same time, a salaried
role with Channel 4’s Data Planning and Analytics team will provide
practical real world experience. Right now the team’s cutting-edge
projects include working with the Hadoop stack, developing in R and
Python, machine learning algorithms and data mining toolkits.



*Data Planning and Analytics at Channel 4*

We’re passionate about data and unlocking its value. We apply advanced
analytics techniques, machine learning and artificial intelligence to
better understand our audiences. That way, we can build stronger
relationships with them and shape our future programming around their
behaviours and preferences. It’s a pioneering approach: applying
analytics in the broadcast industry at this scale has never been done
before. So you’ll be part of a team that’s helping to reshape the media
landscape – and ensuring that Channel 4 is at the forefront of the evolving

world of connected viewing.



*What will you be involved in?*

It’s a fast-paced industry, so things are changing all the time.
Principally though, you will be contributing to large-scale projects
across any number of areas – like employing data visualisation to map
the content universe. We can then answer questions like “Which other
shows would a male Made in Chelsea viewer be interested in?”.



*The future*

There will be opportunities to progress within Channel 4 – and
potentially to fast-track to a more senior leadership role.
Alternatively, you may choose to use the experience and knowledge you’ve
gained to build an academic career.



*What are we looking for?*

It goes without saying that you’ll share our passion for data. You will
be equally fascinated by what we can learn from it. For qualifications,
you’ll need a 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree or an MSc
with Merit or Distinction in mathematics, statistics, computer science
or a related quantitative discipline. Ideally you should also bring some
practical experience gained in a commercial setting.



*To find out more and register your interest (by 15 December 2014), visit:*

http://jobs.channel4.com/pages/job_search_view.aspx?preview=preview&jobId=2885
Closing date for completed applications: 5 January 2015.




-- 
Sachin Garg <[log in to unmask]>
Doctoral Student
School of Policy, Government & Intl. Affairs
George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive MS3B1, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Phone: +1-703-993-8647  Cell: +1-703-996-9445

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