Funded PhD position in Data Mining and e-health — University of Saint-Etienne, France (+ Univ of Tokyo)

The University of Saint-Etienne (France) invites applications for a *fully funded 3-year PhD position* at the Hubert-Curien lab.

Main points of the studentship:
*Data mining on stress and emotion information and e-health communities
*Starting date is about October, 1st 2010.
*In cooperation with the University of Tokyo (Living Environment Laboratory)

This project concerns the design of new data mining algorithms to exploit the symbolic data resulting from stress and emotion data transformation, in order to make discoveries (abnormal evolution signs, regular patterns, etc.). This knowledge will be used in e-health community services to implement scenarios such as user support, group debriefing, emergency processes.

The selected candidate will join the machine learning group composed of about 20 researchers working at the crossroads of data mining, machine learning, information retrieval and social networks.

Candidates must have demonstrable interest and expertise in data mining as well as in knowledge modeling and e-health. A background in psychology is highly desirable but not essential. A good level in English is also essential. Some interest in the Japanese culture is also desirable. Applicants should have or be in the process of getting a *Master’s degree in Computer Science*.

Applications with a CV (including grades of the last two academic years) should be sent to: and
by April, 18th 2010 at the latest.

*Some links:*
-Research team :
-Some facts about Saint-Etienne can be found here:Étienne.
-Saint Etienne is a medium size city near Lyon, France.
-The University of Saint Etienne is a member of the University of Lyon consortium.
-The closest airport is Lyon Saint Exupéry (
-The city is surrounded by the Pilat Regional Parc in which almost any outdoor activity can be practiced (
-From a cultural point of view, the art museum in Saint-Etienne holds the second national contemporary art collection, and classical music concerts, dance shows, and operas are performed at the Saint-Etienne “Massenet Opera” (