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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item


PhD Studentship Potential Of Psychological Information To Inform Credit Scoring University of Nottingham - School of Computer Science & School of Psychology (funded by Experian plc)

The Schools of Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Nottingham have support from 
Experian plc to fund a three year PhD studentship on the project entitled "Potential of Psychological
Information to inform credit scoring" and we are now seeking applications from suitably qualified 
students (preferably a relevant MSc in Computer Science) to be considered for this opportunity.

The project will use data mining techniques to identify potential psychological characteristics 
from a range of data sources to supplement existing credit scoring models. A key aspect of the PhD 
will be data mining based on sound psychological theories using state-of-the-art machine learning 
techniques and building and evaluating a range of models. The student will register for a PhD in 
Computer Science.

The requirements for the full studentship are that student:

1. should expect or have an upper second or first class undergraduate degree and preferably have 
an MSc with either Distinction, Merit, or other indicator of excellent performance; 2. can 
demonstrate a substantial amount of degree-level learning in relevant mathematical, statistical or 
computational data analysis methodologies. Some experience with theories in psychological would be 
an advantage.

The studentship will fully fund PhD registration fees for either UK/EU Students, due to funding 
restrictions this studentship is only available to UK/EU students. A stipend will be paid for three
years; the stipend will commence at 13,590 (tax free) per annum. The studentship is expected to 
start by September 2011, but may start earlier by mutual consent.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Uwe Aickelin, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address 
will not be accepted.

Please apply using the University's online applications process:

Please quote ref. SCI/1016. This studentship will remain open until filled. Review of applications: 11 July 2011.
Professor Uwe Aickelin
School of Computer Science - Intelligent Modelling & Analysis (IMA) The University of Nottingham, 
Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK.

Phone: +44 (0)115 95 14215