[Corpora-List] PhD scholarship: financial text mining (Manchester, UK)

Goran Nenadic g.nenadic at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Dec 8 23:05:38 CET 2019

PhD Scholarship at the University of Manchester, UK

Topic: Identification, Quantification, and Representation of Emerging Risks and their Life Cycles through Automated Risk Surveillance Mechanisms

One of the fundamental issues in Finance is the understanding of risk. So far, textual information about risks as disclosed by firms has been neglected in finance research because of the challenges to identify, extract, and quantify the risks systematically. This PhD aims at identifying, characterising and quantifying emerging risks within the disclosure of publicly listed firms. The project will develop an algorithmic framework using the principles of unsupervised machine learning techniques to detect emerging risks over time and to quantify their importance. The project will require the application of advanced natural language processing techniques to publicly available firm financial disclosures available over time.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately 15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020. The successful candidat will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance. You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Stefan Petry from Alliance Manchester Business School and Prof. Goran Nenadic from the Department of Computer Science.

More details: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BXB871/phd-scholarship-identification-quantification-and-representation-of-emerging-risks-and-their-life-cycles-through-automated-risk-surveillance-mechanisms

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