[Infovis] PhD position - Paris, France

Guy Melançon Guy.Melancon at inria.fr
Mon May 26 12:09:33 CEST 2014

PhD position (CIFRE contract with industry) : Visual Analytics for Multiplex Networks, Information Flows and Media Profiles

http://www.labri.fr/perso/melancon - then follow « PhD position »

Where : 66% INA, 33% LaBRI, Université de Bordeaux
INA, Avenue de l’Europe, Bry-sur-Marne (région parisienne)
LaBRI, Université de Bordeaux, Campus de Talence, France
Advisors : Marie-Luce Viaud, INA (mlviaud at ina.fr); Guy Melançon, LaBRI (Guy.Melancon at labri.fr)
Keywords : visual analytics, information visualization, graph visualization, multiplex networks, data mining, information retrieval
Contract : 3 years - Yearly gross salary 34000 euros
Start : academic year 2014 (flexible)
Context :
The PhD project takes place within the context of a collaboration between INA and LaBRI (potentially also AFP and Sciences Po). The project focuses on profiles for information flows, using visual analytics of multiplex networks to support modeling and simulation of flows. Multiplex networks are particularly good at modeling this context where citations and official information sources get mixed. These networks are multivariate and multilayers Combining numerous and distinct topologies into different layers where entities (nodes and edges) are equipped with several attributes (numerical, ordinal, semantic, etc.). The PhD project is an opportunity to extend standard approaches to multiplex networks in relation with the target application domain. It is also an opportunity to build visualizations combining different graphical representations of networks (coordinated multiple views as well as hybrid visualizations).

Interested candidates should contact the advisors. The project requires skills with visual analytics technologies supporting interactive graph visualization. The work requires a taste for algorithmics, but also for prototyping and user validation.

Please go to the PhD project URL before applying.

Advisor Industry (INA):
Marie-Luce Viaud, mlviaud at ina.fr

Advisor Academy:
Guy Melançon, Guy.Melancon at labri.fr

Guy Melançon
Université de Bordeaux
351 Cours de la Libération
F-33405 Cedex
T. +33 540008881

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