Vacancy Postdoctoral researcher: Quantitative analysis of spatiotemporal graffiti data

(19-10-2021) UGent is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher: Quantitative analysis of spatiotemporal graffiti data

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in and affinity for quantitative analysis of spatiotemporal data.

 You will primarily work on the Urban Foraging project, a research project in which Optimal Foraging Theory is applied to better understand the target and location choices of graffiti artists. In particular, you will conduct quantitative analyses on spatially referenced, time-stamped data of graffiti images and features of the environment (e.g., house, street, and neighborhood characteristics). You will use previously collected (spatial) data, a range of secondary datasets, and the necessary computational resources ( You will collaborate closely with Prof. Dr. Christophe Vandeviver and Prof. dr. Wim Bernasco (NSCR, VU Amsterdam). You will summarize the outcomes of your research in reports, presentations, and scientific publications.

In addition, you will participate in ongoing quantitative research within the research unit at UGent and will contribute to its continued development. As part of your supporting the research unit, you may be asked to contribute to research funding applications and commissioned research.

 You are encouraged and will be supported to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christophe Vandeviver.