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


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


The position is temporary and will be filled for 1 year. Potentially, the contract can be renewed thereafter. Please enquire accordingly.


Candidates are required to hold a degree (preferably PhD) in the fields of geoinformatics, computer science, geography or a discipline related to geoinformatics. Moreover, an excellent research record in the area of geoinformatics or computer science and the ability to work independently and in teams are mandatory.


We offer an attractive position in a dynamic and interdisciplinary team at one of the leading geoinformatics institutions. The selected candidate will be working on highly topical research areas that provide excellent opportunities for further qualification.


University of Salzburg aims to increase the share of women in scientific and general staff, particularly in leading roles. Thus, we encourage qualified women to apply. Women will be preferred in case of equal qualification. Severely challenged persons or persons with chronical diseases who fulfil the qualification criteria are encouraged to apply.

Apart from the usual documents, applicants need to send a motivation letter. The selection procedure will start immediately; there is no formal deadline for the announcement of this position.


Name: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch
Telefon: 0662 8044 7551

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