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The Institute of Business Information Technology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences has an open PhD position in the area of “Digital Risk Awareness” (Psychology, Computer Science, HCI) for a period of four years.
At the Institute of Business Information Technology at ZHAW, the student will mainly work on research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and have limited teaching responsibilities. The project focuses on developing and evaluating interventions in the areas of data privacy, information security, and artificial intelligence to increase users' awareness of risks (e.g., tracking, phishing, biases). The relationships between factors such as risk level, salience, and habituation will be investigated, and appropriate intervention techniques will be identified (e.g., literacy, incentives, design of software). Quantitative and qualitative methods will be used in the project (e.g., online experiments). The PhD project is conducted jointly with the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. Karsten Donnay).
Official announcement and online application:
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact me.