Three post-doctorial positions available in DIGITLAB, based in London: Investigating digital technology and the role of AI and big data in product development

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Investigating digital technology and the role of AI and big data in product development

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team in a flagship University of Exeter research centre  (London). We have three full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow posts available from 1st May 2024.
Based in London the postholders will contribute to DIGIT Lab  Lab (www.digit.ac.uk), an EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre that works with Large Established Organizations (LEOs) to understand barriers to productivity improvements through digital transformation using responsible and sustainable approaches to innovation. DIGIT Lab provides an opportunity to engage with partners across sectors, and the wider cross-disciplinary academic team. The postholders will identify opportunities for research outputs and impactful case studies and engage with key industry stakeholders to develop research that impacts industry practice.

Job descriptions and application here

P92090 Postdoctoral Research Fellow 18 months 1 FTE

The postholder will focus upon Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Creativity (led by Prof Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen). The research considers: design implications for digital innovation including: the use of artificial intelligence in early design activities, such as design requirement and design idea generation, for supporting creativity and designs of products/services within the context of product development/engineering design. The postholder will investigate the opportunities and limitations of existing research in adoption of artificial intelligence at early design stages to support creativity and inform the designs of products, manufacturing and services. They will explore and develop ways in which artificial intelligence could be employed for supporting creative design activities, within the context of product development/engineering design. Applicants are likely to possess a PhD in design; engineering; computer science or a related field of study and the ability to lead, the research design (data collection and analysis) to address the research questions.

P79309 Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3 years 1FTE

The postholder will focus upon data-driven innovation (led Prof Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen). The research considers: design implications for digital innovation including Data-driven design and data-driven decision making and employing digital technologies to inform designs of products/ services. The postholder will contribute to research design, conduct systematic reviews of the literature, prepare data, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and co-author articles for publication in highly ranked journals. Applicants are likely to have a PhD in a relevant Engineering Design, or Computer science background and/or research within data-driven design.



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