Analysis of social media data to detect fakes and bots


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1 Research Collaborator position
(Deadline July 15th, 2019 12:00 )

Data analytics, programming, data bases, reputation systems


Acquisition and analysis of data available on social media to study the behaviour of humans, social robots, their interactions, their connections and their role in broadcasting, advertisements and political propaganda. Construction of automatic tools to quantify the level of reliability of news spreading through social media or other platforms for sharing information or opinions. Fake news detection and study of the networks of humans, of bots and of humans and  bots.

IMT invites application for a Research Collaborator in "Analysis of social media data to detect fakes and bots".
Candidates must have a Master degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering as well as working experience on programming with high level languages, datra bases management and data analytics.
Formal requirements
  • Master Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or an equivalent degree
  • A suitable background for carrying out research activity
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both spoken and written

“TOols for Fighting FakEs” (TOFFEe)


2 years

Gross amount


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Assegno di ricerca

 The interviews will be held on July 31st, 2019, starting at 10.30am.


Apply ONLINE only.
Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.


  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card) (compulsory)
  • University degree and ongoing PhD (compulsory)


  • Your CV in English (compulsory)