PhD position in cloud-based storage models for LiDAR data


PhD position in cloud-based storage models for LiDAR data

A doctoral candidate in computer science is sought to join an interdisciplinary, multinational team, to develop better risk communication tools for urban dwellers at risk of flooding. A PhD fellowship is offered in the School of Computer Sciences, University College Dublin. The position is funded through the international, multi-disciplinary collaboration “UrbanARK: Assessment, Risk Management, & Knowledge for Coastal Flood Risk Management in Urban Areas”, a US-Ireland R&D Programme Funded project that will bring together teams from New York University in the US, Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland, and University College Dublin in Ireland.

The PhD researcher will join multiple new research posts funded by the UrbanARK project across QUB, UCD and NYU and supported by the UrbanARK research team of eight (8) leading academic researchers.  The multinational project brings together leading researchers across the areas of geomatics, spatial data analysis, hydrology, computer science and risk communication to investigate innovative approaches for the collection and management of spatial data to refine flood risk assessments for urban coastal cities and to support immersive risk communication tools.

The successful applicant will work to develop a new cloud-based storage model combined with new methods for parallel query processing in the context of flood risk assessment under the supervision of Prof. Michela Bertolotto (https://www.cs.ucd.ie/AcademicProfile/MichelaBertolotto) and Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac (https://www.cs.ucd.ie/AcademicProfile/NhienAnLeKhac/). Applicants should have experience and/or interest in high performance computing, spatio-temporal databases, cloud computing, Map-Reduce programming, advanced information systems, and data analytics.

Eligibility criteria: applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree and/or or an MSc in a relevant subject.

The scholarship covers the University fees and a stipend averaging €18,500 per annum for the duration of four years. The application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae (including the names and contact details of two referees), an example of your writing (e.g., publication, thesis, report, dissertation, etc.), and should be sent to Prof. Michela Bertolotto (michela.bertolotto@ucd.ie) or Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac (an.lekhac@ucd.ie).

Expected start date: Jan. 1st, 2018.

Deadline for applications: Nov. 20th, 2018.

Stipendia do Ruska, Německa, Švýcarska, Maďarska


Blížící se termín odevzdání přihlášek na stipendijní pobyty:

 

  1. 10. 2018 proRusko
  2. 11. 2018 proNěmecko (DAAD)
  3. 11. 2018 proŠvýcarsko
  4. 11. 2018 do 12:00 hodin proMaďarsko

Rusko nabízí celkem 15 stipendijních míst pro akademické pracovníky a pracovnice VŠ  a 4 stipendijní místa pro studenty DSP.

DAAD nabízí stipendia pro absolventy všech oborů, výzkumná stipendia pro studenty DSP, výzkumná stipendia pro studenty DSP v rámci doktorátu s dvojím vedením, výzkumné pobyty pro VŠ učitele a vědce, pracovní pobyty pro VŠ učitele v oborech architektura a umění, nová pozvání pro bývalé stipendisty.

Švýcarsko nabízí stipendijní pobyty pro studenty a absolventy DSP a absolventy MSP společenských a přírodovědeckých oborů a medicíny a stipendijní pobyty pro studenty konzervatoři a VŠ uměleckých směrů.

Maďarsko nabízí studijní pobyty pro studenty BSP, MSP a DSP, výzkumné pobyty pro VŠ učitele a letní kursy maďarštiny.

Prosím Vás o předání těchto informací všem potencionálním zájemcům, institutům a ústavům a velice děkuji za spolupráci!

S přáním hezkého dne,

Sabine Borovanská

 

Sabine Borovanská, M.A.

Odborná referentka
Akademická informační agentura

Oddělení bilaterálních a multilaterálních programů

Tel.: (+420) 221 850 504

E-mail: sabine.borovanska@dzs.cz

Funded PhD positions at Temple University


Funded PhD positions at Temple University
Department of Geography and Urban Studies

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the possibility of two funded doctoral position beginning January 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 7, 2018. The doctoral program focuses on geographic approaches to the study of urban processes and conditions in US and international settings. Our emphasis is on the themes of globalization, sustainability, social justice, and geographical methods. We train our students to conduct theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded research in urban and metropolitan settings, understand interdisciplinary and integrative analyses of complex urban processes and problems, and specialize in techniques for urban analysis with an emphasis on GIS, spatial statistics, and qualitative methods.

The position is supported through a teaching assistantship that provides a stipend plus tuition remission. For more information on conditions of employment please seewww.tugsa.org/contract/your-contract/. The program serves full-time students. Priority is given to students with a Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 7, 2018. For more information, please contact Hamil Pearsall, Graduate Chair, at hamil.pearsall@temple.edu. For more information about the department please see www.cla.temple.edu/gus/. To apply, please see the Phd in Geography and Urban Studies on the Graduate Bulletin: bulletin.temple.edu/academic-programs

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Hamil Pearsall
Temple University
hamil.pearsall@temple.edu
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GIScience PhD opportunity at the University of St Andrews: Modelling geomagnetic bird navigation


I’m looking for a candidate for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in GIScience. The project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is a collaboration between the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany. The studentship starts in October 2018.

The project will model how migratory birds use the information in the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way during their long journeys. We will employ a big data analytics approach to better understand what strategies the birds use for their navigational feats. For this, we will collect real geomagnetic data in UAV surveys and simulate bird navigation through these data using Agent-Based Modelling. This is primarily a data science project, however, the work will be fully informed with biological knowledge through the collaboration with MPIO.

The project would suit an excellent candidate with an interest in movement analytics and an MSc in GIScience/ Geoinformatics or a related discipline. Prior experience with working with geomagnetic data (either from satellite or terrestrial sources) is a plus.

More info here or in the attached pdf: https://wp.me/p4PBDq-4V

Application DL: 15 Aug 2018.  

Note that this opportunity is limited to UK/EU citizens.

I would appreciate if you could, please, forward this ad to anyone who might be interested. Thank you in advance.

Regards,
Urska Demsar.

 

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Dr Urska Demsar
Lecturer in Geoinformatics
School of Geography & Sustainable Development
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
@udemsar, http://udemsar.com

Leibniz Universität Hannover: 3 year PhD position


In the context of a DFG-funded Research Training Group (RTG) SocialCars, the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics (ikg) offers

A position of a Doctoral Researchers (salary scale 13TV-L, 3 years) starting at 1.4.2018.

The overall objective of the SocialCars RTG is to research new methods and applications of decentralized, cooperative traffic management. The SocialCars RTG is
based on the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts in the fields of traffic planning, psychology, computer science, communication, business informatics, and
geoinformatics. At the ikg the following PhD-topic is offered: automatic map generation for visual communication to control behavior in route choice.
Successful candidates will have an outstanding Master degree (or equivalent) in geoinformatics, cartography or computer sciences. In addition, strong computer
skills, ability for interdisciplinary and independent work as well as a very good command of the English language are required. The willingness to learn the German
language is mandatory.

We offer an attractive employment in an interdisciplinary team dealing with a highly topical research area. The structured program offers supportive and systematic
supervision and mentoring throughout the doctoral work.  Leibniz Universität Hannover and NTH strive to increase its proportion of female staff and specifically encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent qualification for the position will be favored.

Further details about the RTG can be found on the SocialCars website (www.socialcars.org). Applications have to include a motivation letter and a description of your ideas concerning the topic of the thesis. Screening of applications will begin on 15 March 2018 and will end when the position is filled.

For further information you can also contact Prof. Monika Sester (+49 511 762 3588, monika.sester@ikg.uni-hannover.de).
Prof. Monika Sester
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Katedra für Kartographie
und Geoinformatik, Appelstraße 9a, 30167 Hannover
http://www.ikg.uni-hannover.de

Nabídka Ph.D. studia geoinformatiky na UPJŠ Košice


Doktorandský študijný program Geoinformatika a diaľkový prieskum Zeme je jediný študijný program v odbore Geoinformatika na Slovensku.

Ústav geografie má vynikajúce personálne a materiálne predpoklady na realizáciu tohto študijného programu. Pre úspešnú realizáciu doktorandského štúdia je nevyhnutný kvalitný medzinárodný výskum. Ústav geografie realizuje viacero výskumných projektov, garanti a pracovníci publikujú v kvalitných zahraničných časopisoch.

http://geografia.science.upjs.sk/index.php/study/doktorandske-studium-phd

A PhD Position in Geospatial Information Science


The PhD student will be working in the ALEXANDER project that intends to develop a design tool for automatically generating living structure, which is characterized by far more small things than large ones globally and more or less similar things locally, for biophilic urban design. It aims to develop a suite of differentiating algorithms to create living structures based on city plans of historical cities such as Venice and Rome. It will set up SimCity-like simulations to conduct what-if modeling in order to better understand why and how these living structures work. The developed tool will be tested and improved through experiments with spatial planning students and design practitioners. The design tools targeted at biophilic urban design – in terms of creating living structures rather than increasing buildings’ aesthetic appeal through inserting trees and shrubs – provide an alternative to existing industrial design tools such as AutoCAD, and thus help make or re-make urban environments living, beautiful, and sustainable.

Bin Jiang
University of Gävle
Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management

 

A new Master in Geoinformatics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano


Dear colleague

as you might know, Politecnico di Milano has started a new Master of Science in Geoinformatics Engineering: it is a two years program, it is the first one in Italy and is taught in English.

Nowadays, many B. Sc. graduates chose to continue their Master studies in a different University, sometimes in a different country. In case some of your former Bachelor students have this objective and are interested in Geoinformatics, please, be so kind as to mention also our study course to her / him. Regarding this, we are writing hereafter some additional information and attaching the detailed brochure to the email.
Please, feel free to forward this email to anyone who could be interested.

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding Technical Universities in Europe, and it is the largest School in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design in Italy.
Politecnico di Milano is confirmed the best University in Italy by the latest QS World University Ranking 2016. As for the last QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2015, it was ranked among the first 10 Technical Universities in Europe and among the top 25 Technical Universities in the world. Politecnico di Milano offers innovative study programs at all academic levels. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, Politecnico di Milano is attracting an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students, which now form a community of more than 5000 students coming from more than 100 nationalities.

Milano is a lively town that offers many extra-curricular activities: in particular, international students find a rich offer of cultural and sports proposals in Campus Leonardo, which is close to the city center.
Moreover, a very well organized network of University residences is available.

The M. Sc. in Geoinformatics Engineering is chaired by the Geomatics and Geodetic research group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The group, now counting 14 members (researchers and professors), was founded by Fernando Sansò, past president of the International Association of Geodesy, now Emeritus Professor. Present members are significantly involved in international researches and cooperation on GNSS positioning, meteorology, networks and reference frames, GIS and Earth Observation, Photogrammetry, Geostatistics, Physical and Satellite Geodesy. Many of them participate to international or national scientific boards, committees and networks like IAG, ISPRS, OSGeo and the UN-GGIM Academic network. The group also hosts Polimappers, a chapter of Youthmapper and is strongly involved in OpenStreetMap activities.

In general, students coming from a Bachelor in either Environmental / Geomatics or Computer Science Engineering are the best suited candidates for the M. Sc in Geoinformatics Engineering, but also students coming from other technical Bachelors can apply for admission. In order to select the best candidates and to guarantee the study quality, a limited number of 50 students per year is fixed. The chair of the M. Sc. is Prof. Ludovico Biagi, who can be contacted at the email address ludovico.biagi@polimi.it  for more details.

Thanks in advance and sorry for any cross-posting.

Kind regards

Ludovico Biagi & Maria Brovelli

[UCGIS] Graduate Student Assistant position at University of Kansas


Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, at the University of Kansas is seeking one graduate student assistant at the PhD level specializing in Geographic Information Science, starting from Fall 2018.

We are particularly interested in recruiting students with research interests in areas such as:

  • Network analysis
  • Location modeling and spatial Optimization
  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing (object extraction/tracking, and change detection)
  • High performance computing, Hadoop, and big data storage systems (MongoDB)
  • Application areas include transportation and logistics, analysis of social networks, urban geography, public and private facility location, and natural resource management.

Ideal qualifications include:

  • Programming in a high-level language such as C++ or Java;
  • Statistical computing software such as R or Matlab
  • GIS Software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Familiarity with Linux and Database management system software such as PostgreSQL/PostGIS and MongoDB
  • English Proficiency (TOEFL and GRE)

The application deadline is Jan 15, 2018. Candidates should contact lei@ku.edu indicating their interest in one of the areas along with their research interests and CV.

For more information, see https://geog.ku.edu/graduate-1 .