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Fully funded PhD studentship in spatial statistics (Amsterdam)
martes, 29 octubre 2019

CWI Amsterdam invites applications for a fully funded

PhD studentship in spatial statistics

in the project "State estimation for spatio-temporal point processes with applications to criminology" sponsored by the Dutch Research Council NWO.

The project is motivated by studies into property crimes such as bicycle thefts and domestic burglaries. For example, when victims report a burglary, the location is usually known but the time of the break-in may well be censored because of the absence of the occupants. Reconstruction of such missing information based on the available data is known as `state estimation' and includes the extrapolation of a spatial or temporal pattern beyond the window of observation.

You will develop a spatio-temporal point process model and propose tools for state estimation that can be used to identify areas and time slots at increased risk. This enables the authorities to use resources, such as patrol capacity, intelligently and to launch public awareness campaigns where and when they re most needed.

Applicants should hold a good BSc or MSc in mathematics or statistics. The position is for four years and should commence at the latest February 2020.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement and include a starting salary of 2325 euro per calendar month, a holiday allowance and superannuation benefits.

For more information, please contact

Prof. dr Marie-Colette van Lieshout
tel: +31 20 592 4008
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You may send your application, with your curriculum vitae, transcripts of your academic grades and a copy of your thesis to the above address before November 4th.