PhD on 3D Data Fusion of Complex Environments in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems funded by Ordnance Survey


The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for 1 award of a 4-year PhD studentship in the area of 3D data fusion of complex environments. This will start September 2019, be sponsored by the Ordnance Survey and run for 4 years at the University of Nottingham.We are looking to recruit a graduate from a wide range of backgrounds that could include Engineering, Geographical/Environmental sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and related disciplines.
The PhD on 3D data fusion for complex environments will develop novel approaches to fusion of 3D geospatial data, from traditional airborne photogrammetry but using oblique cameras, to high- and low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), vehicle-mounted roadside survey vans, and the streams of data from connected and autonomous vehicles, through to indoor mapping technologies. The aim of this project is to explore different requirements for 3D data from different application sectors and use this to drive research into a flexible framework to manage and integrate 3D data from different sources. Ordnance Survey will supply data, use cases and research support. Students will have an opportunity to undertake a placement within Ordnance Survey of between 1 and 3 months, during the PhD, and they will also have the opportunity to attend the Ordnance Survey PhD workshop events.
The Geospatial Systems CDT will help deliver a world leading generation of engineers, scientists and practitioners in geospatial data science and its applications within interdisciplinary PhD research into smart cities, urban and infrastructure resilience, spatial mobility (transport), energy systems, sustainable spatial planning, structural monitoring, social inclusion and healthy living, environmental applications and the translation of geospatial methods to meet global challenges. In year 1 students will receive joint training between Nottingham and Newcastle Universities (the two partners in the CDT) in spatial data capture, management, analysis, statistics, modelling and visualisation, along with the new computing technology and methods that are transforming the uses of geospatial data. In years 2 to 4 students will undertake their own PhD research project, as well as benefiting from a range of CDT-wide, cohort-based activities and Industry-informed training on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
The award is available to UK/EU applicants only. Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award. We are looking for a wide range of applicants who have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in Engineering, Geographical/Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Sciences or related disciplines. Full UK/EU fees (eligibility criteria applies to EU students) and an annual living allowance of £15,009 (awarded at the 2019/20 UKRI rate) are provided. A Research Training grant (that provides costs for consumables, travel, conferences), and placement opportunities with Ordnance Survey are also supported.
To apply to Nottingham, select the ‘Apply for a course’ option at the MyNottingham portal and follow the instructions on the University Postgraduate Study page. Please attach a covering letter and CV. In the covering letter, please quote ‘Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy’ as the reference, mention the CDT and Professor Stuart Marsh, the Nottingham CDT Director. Also state the PhD topic of interest as 3D Data Fusion and describe how your interests and experience relate to the CDT. Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
Find out more by contacting the Nottingham Director of the CDT, Professor Stuart Marsh, or visiting:https://research.ncl.ac.uk/geospatial-systems/
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion lies at the heart of our CDT, including ensuring flexibility in all activities so that CDT participants with caring and family responsibilities are able to participate fully.
Deadline: Monday 8th July
To find out more about the CDT in general please visit the our website (research.ncl.ac.uk/geospatial-systems), email geospatialcdt@newcastle.ac.uk or contact the CDT Directors; Professor Stuart Barr (Newcastle:stuart.barr@ncl.ac.uk) or Professor Stuart Marsh (Nottingham: Stuart.Marsh@nottingham.ac.uk).
 
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Professor Stuart Marsh
Deputy Director
 
Nottingham Geospatial Institute
University of Nottingham
Room B8, Nottingham Geospatial Building
Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road,
Nottingham, NG7 2TU
 
t: +44 (0) 115 951 5445

Instructional Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Science & Technology, Texas A&M University


The Department of Geography invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science and Technology.  This non-tenure track position will support our new online professional Master’s degree which focuses on the use of GIST in the oil and gas industry(http://geosonline.tamu.edu). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach both residential and online courses (4 courses per semester). Teaching during the summer will also be required.

The Department of Geography (http://geography.tamu.edu) has twenty-five faculty members with strengths in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST). biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, and human- environment relationships, We are one of fourdepartments in the College of Geosciences (http://geosciences.tamu.edu). The college is committed to enhancing educational opportunities toworking professionals through a growing online program. Candidates will work closely with the college’s distance education team with coursedevelopment and instruction.

Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of255,000 people.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting aculture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing ourmission and living our core values.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Qualifications

We seek teaching expertise in GIS including web GIS and GIS programming as well as remote sensing. Domain expertise in the oil and gas industryis preferred, but not essential.  Demonstrated experience in teaching blended or online classes, as well as face-to-face is desired. Candidates musthave a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, or a master’s degree and significant industry experience and have a strong commitment to excellence inteaching.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three confidential reference letters to be submitted via Interfolio at  http://apply.interfolio.com/62645. We will begin reviewing applications on May 30, 2019.

 

Please refer any questions regarding this position to Dr. David Cairns at cairns@tamu.edu

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Diana S. Sinton

Executive Director, UCGIS

Ithaca, New York

dianasinton@ucgis.org

607.252.6851 (office)

Cartographic Metadata Librarian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a full-time 12-month, continuous-appointment Cartographic Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination for cartographic resource cataloging/metadata held by the University of Minnesota Libraries, including the John R. Borchert Map Library, and will contribute to and collaborate with the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial team to create and maintain metadata for the Geospatial Project. In addition, the position will assume primary responsibility for developing policies, procedures, and manage workflows for original and copy cataloging of cartographic resources. Metadata librarians work with the Director of Data Management & Access in coordinating metadata projects, training and mentoring support staff within the unit, and writing documentation. The Cartographic Metadata Librarian will also participate in Libraries-wide efforts, such as digital library metadata development and contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, while working toward continuous appointment status.

Please see here for all additional information: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329837

PhD position – Mobility Information Engineering


ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. The Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation is looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate in the area of Mobility Information Engineering at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering(www.gis.ethz.ch), starting at the earliest possible date.

PhD position – Mobility Information Engineering

 

The main objective of this PhD position is the development and testing of innovative computational methods for the analysis, simulation and forecasting of human mobility based on spatio-temporal data. This research will be linked to the Action Plan Digitalization within the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) and related projects. The PhD position will be associated with the Mobility Information Engineering Lab and supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal (Chair of Geoinformation Engineering).

The ideal candidate must have an academic degree in Geomatics, Computer Science, Information Science, or related fields, as well as a strong research interest in sustainable mobility. Knowledge of methods in spatial analysis and machine learning, as well as strong programming skills (e.g., Java, Python or C++) are required. Knowledge of GIS and spatial databases is a plus. The candidate must have good communication skills in English (oral and writing), be team-oriented and willing to work in an international environment.

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: application letter, CV, short statement of research interests, full academic records, such as Bachelors and Masters degrees, and names and addresses of at least two references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on June, 1st, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal at mraubal@ethz.ch (no applications).

Nabídka práce – ZU Opava


Náplň práce:

  • Aktualizace Základní báze geografických dat ČR (ZABAGED®) především vyhodnocením dat dálkového průzkumu Země, šetřením vybraných informací u místních orgánů veřejné správy a topografickým šetřením změn v terénu,
  • provádění aktualizace technologickými nástroji APV ZABAGED, MicroStation V8, TopoL Mobile.

https://www.cuzk.cz/getattachment/3e5035b6-4175-4f87-8710-d378e826f7df/Geograf.aspx

Postdoctoral research fellow in Spatial Data Science


I’m looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to work the project on “Uncovering the Mechanisms of Migratory Bird Navigation with Big Data Analytics”, funded by Leverhulme Trust. The post-holder will undertake data science research and is expected to develop new data fusion methods for open geomagnetic and bird tracking data.

Applicants should hold a PhD in geographic information science, remote sensing or a related spatial data science discipline and have an interest in movement ecology.

The post is for 14 months and is to start on 1 Sept 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application DL: 10 May 2019

More info here: https://wp.me/p4PBDq-62

Please, forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Best regards,
Urska Demsar

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

Co-Director of the Bell Edwards Geographic Data Institute
http://begin.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Associate Editor, International Journal of Geographic Information Science
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tgis20/current

Open Postdoc & PhD positions on “Addressing uncertainties in global land-use data”


Postdoctoral Researcher on “Addressing multiple uncertainties in spatiotemporal statistical modelling of global land-use dynamics”

Location: German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv), Leipzig, Germany

Supervisor: Carsten Meyer

Collaborators: Ralf Seppelt, Lars Bernard, and others

 

New gridded information on global land-use dynamics offers exciting avenues for studying issues in biodiversity, climate, food security, and many other research fields. However, these data products inherit tremendous uncertainties that challenge their downstream application. Addressing these uncertainties requires using advanced modelling techniques and powerful computing resources. To model and analyze recent land-use dynamics using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year postdoctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). The project is supervised by Dr. Carsten Meyer (head of iDiv’s Macroecology & Society group) in collaboration with Prof. Lars Bernhard (TU Dresden’s Geoinformatics group), Prof. Ralf Seppelt (Computational Landscape Ecology department, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research), and others at iDiv and beyond.

 

Job description:

  • carrying out research developing/applying statistical/computational tools for modelling recent land-use dynamics while addressing multiple sources of uncertainty
  • implementing these tools to improve newly developed spatiotemporal land-use data products; these products represent annual time-series of global high-resolution maps for multiple land-use variables related to cropping, grazing, and forestry systems, derived via a model-based integration of remote sensing, statistical census, and field data; overarching goal: address multiple sources of uncertainties throughout the modelling workflow and represent these at pixel-level in the final modelled data products
  • contributing to the development of standardized vocabularies and best practices for quality assurance in modelled data products
  • leading the dissemination of project results via high-quality journal publications and conference presentations
  • contributing to the further development of open-science, collaborative IT solutions as part of longer-lasting tools for global land-use analysis
  • contributing to the management of the collaborative project (co-organization of project meetings, etc.)

Requirements / expected profile:

  • successfully completed a PhD in a project-related field and interested in developing a career in science
  • broad experience in statistical modelling evident, for instance, from a PhD project emphasizing statistical modelling or computational analysis, or from formal education in a stats-related field (e.g., (geo)statistics, environmental modelling, computer science, remote sensing)
  • experience in command-line based data analysis, open-source programming languages (e.g., Julia, Python, C++, R), and version control (Git)
  • prior experience in addressing uncertainties in large/complex modelling workflows (e.g., Bayesian techniques for Big Data applications), predictive modelling, and/or spatiotemporal modelling will be an advantage
  • prior experience in working with gridded environmental information (e.g., land-cover, land-use, climate) will be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite
  • proactive, results-oriented, and with excellent team and communication skills (English)

We offer:

  • 3-year postdoc position with a competitive salary in a highly dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary working environment; note that benefits like health insurance, parental leave, and pension plans are standard parts of university jobs in Germany
  • career-building support (e.g. in proposal writing, teaching opportunities, networking at iDiv and beyond) over the course of the project, incl. regular interaction with an international network of land-use mapping experts
  • access to powerful computing resources and support by iDiv’s informatics units and collaborators
  • Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L (standard German postdoc funding, which is more than adequate to live comfortably in Leipzig)
  • The working language at iDiv is English. IDiv is a highly international centre with employees from 30 countries and various forms of support for foreign-language employees (Welcome Centre, German classes, etc.). Leipzig is an attractive city with rich culture and beautiful surroundings, and international visitors usually find it easy to settle in.

Applications are accepted until 20 May 2019. 

Link to full job ad: https://www.idiv.de/en/about_idiv/career.html.

 

 

 

Doctoral Researcher on “Validation, uncertainty analysis, and long-term improvement of global land-use data”

Location: German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv), Leipzig, Germany

Supervisor: Carsten Meyer

Collaborators: Ralf Seppelt, Lars Bernard, Steffen Fritz, and others

 

Detailed information on global land-use patterns and dynamics is crucial for biodiversity, climate, food security, and many other research fields. While the integration of new data sources and computing tools enables mapping land use patterns and dynamics globally, the resulting gridded land-use datasets inherit tremendous uncertainties that challenge their downstream application. To advance the validation and continuous improvement of land-use datasets using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year doctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). The project is supervised by Dr. Carsten Meyer (head of iDiv’s Macroecology & Society group) in collaboration with Prof. Lars Bernard (TU Dresden’s Geoinformatics group), Prof. Ralf Seppelt (Computational Landscape Ecology department, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research), Prof. Steffen Fritz (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis) and others.

 

Job description:

  • carrying out research on quantifying and reducing uncertainties in global land-use information, focusing on newly developed annual time-series of multiple variables related to cropping, grazing, and forestry systems
  • leading the assembly of ground-truthing information from existing databases and through a data validation campaign in the Geo-WIKI citizen-science platform
  • contributing to the development of standardized vocabularies and best practices for land-use data and data-quality assurance
  • leading the dissemination of project results via high-quality journal publications and conference presentations
  • contributing to the further development of open-science, collaborative IT solutions as part of longer-lasting tools for global land-use analysis
  • contributing to the management of the collaborative project (co-organization of project meetings, etc.)

Requirements / expected profile:

  • successfully completed a MSc or equivalent degree in a project-related field (e.g., geography, geoinformatics, geostatistics, agricultural/forestry sciences, environmental sciences, ecology)
  • highly motivated to develop efficient solutions for large data processing tasks; prior experience in working with environmental/land-cover/land-use information will be an advantage
  • prior experience in command-line based data analysis, open-source programming languages (e.g., Julia, Python, C++, R), and version control (Git) will be an advantage, but is not a hard requirement
  • proactive, results-oriented, attention to detail, and with strong organizational and communication skills (English)

We offer:

  • 3-year doctoral research position with a competitive salary in a highly dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary working environment; note that benefits like health insurance, parental leave, and pension plans are standard parts of university jobs in Germany
  • excellent networking opportunities and regular close interaction with an international network of land-use mapping experts
  • Access to powerful computing resources and support by iDiv’s informatics units and collaborators
  • enrolment in iDiv’s graduate school yDiv
  • Salary: 65% Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L (standard German PhD student funding, which is more than adequate to live comfortably in Leipzig)
  • The working language at iDiv is English. iDiv is a highly international centre with employees from 30 countries and various forms of support for foreign-language employees (Welcome Centre, German classes, etc.). Leipzig is an attractive city with rich culture and beautiful surroundings, and international visitors usually find it easy to settle in.

Applications are accepted until 20 May 2019. 

Link to full job ad: https://www.idiv.de/en/about_idiv/career.html.

 

Dr. Carsten Meyer 

Head of research group “Macroecology & Society”

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

 

Lab URL: www.idiv.de/macroecosociety

Skype: carsten_meyer2 | Phone: +49 341 9733238 | Email: carsten.meyer@idiv.de | Twitter: @carst.mey

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Deutscher Platz 5e, 04103 Leipzig, Deutschland