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PhD position in proximal sensing available at UCD Dublin

A PhD position is available at UCD, my old employer, int he area of location sensing.

Ph.D. Studentship Available

Proximal Sensing
University College Dublin, Ireland

A Ph.D. studentship is now available in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. The objective of the Ph.D. research project is to develop transformative algorithms for proximal sensing in outdoor environments using active and passive technologies, including LIDAR, imaging, and UWB radar. The research intersects the fields of image processing, digital signal processing, and machine learning.

The project is part of a larger research programme, CONSUS, which brings together the Schools of Computer Science, Agriculture and Food Science at UCD and Origin Enterprises Plc. The programme is focused on the development of novel precision agriculture techniques for enhanced crop production. CONSUS is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Origin Enterprises Plc.

The successful candidate will have obtained, or will expect to obtain, a 1st class or 2.1 honours B.Sc. or B.Eng. degree in computer science, electronic engineering, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will have excellent problem solving and communications skills, as well as an on-going commitment to research. A M.Sc. or M.Eng. degree or commercial experience in a relevant area is an advantage. Prior knowledge of the research topics associated with the project is an advantage.

The Ph.D. position is funded for 4 years. Funding includes payment of a tax-free student stipend plus SFI fees contribution. The starting date for the position is September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

A full CV giving details of courses completed, marks obtained, relevant experience, and the names of two referees should be sent to:

Assoc. Prof. Chris Bleakley
School of Computer Science
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Telephone +35317162915
Email chris.bleakley@ucd.ie
Web http://goo.gl/bP7qWw