Data Wrangling

Primary supervisor

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Funding

  • Competition Funded Project (European/UK Students Only)
This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Project description

Data wrangling is the process by which the data required by an application is identified, extracted, cleaned and integrated, to yield a data set that is suitable for exploration and analysis. Although there are widely used Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) techniques and platforms, they often require manual work from technical and domain experts at different stages of the process. When confronted with the 4 V's of big data (volume, velocity, variety and veracity), manual intervention may make ETL prohibitively expensive. As a result, we are interested in providing cost-effective, highly-automated approaches to data wrangling; this involves significant research challenges requiring fundamental changes to established areas, including data integration and cleaning, and to the ways in which these areas are brought together. To enable well-informed decisions to be made by automated techniques, we propose to investigate comprehensive support for context awareness within data wrangling, building on adaptive, pay-as-you-go solutions that automatically tune the wrangling process to the requirements and resources of the specific application.

Person specification

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Essential

Applicants will be required to evidence the following skills and qualifications.

  • You must be capable of performing at a very high level.
  • You must have a self-driven interest in uncovering and solving unknown problems and be able to work hard and creatively without constant supervision.

Desirable

Applicants will be required to evidence the following skills and qualifications.

  • You will possess determination (which is often more important than qualifications) although you'll need a good amount of both.
  • You will have good time management.

General

Applicants will be required to address the following.

  • Discuss your final year Undergraduate project work - and if appropriate your MSc project work.
  • How well does your previous study prepare you for undertaking Postgraduate Research?
  • Comment on your transcript/predicted degree marks, outlining both strong and weak points.
  • Why do you believe you are suitable for doing Postgraduate Research?
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