Proposed PhD topics

It is mainly targeted at students with a background in computer science, information systems or psychology. However, students of other disciplines are also welcome to apply, if their qualification and research interest match with the research focus of this Research Training Group. 

The research programme focuses on three different perspectives: the individual ‘user’, the ‘system’ as the technical social media platform with its functionality and applications, and the ‘crowd’ as the set of individual users connected through social media. In this context, we propose the following PhD Topics. 

User-oriented topics

System-oriented topics

Crowd-oriented topics

These topics are suggestions. Applicants may suggest own topics in their research interest statement. However, the link between the preferred PhD topic and the overall research field of User Centred Social Media should be apparent at all time.