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Position: PhD Student
Institution: University College London
Department: Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is offering a PhD studentship available for 4 years in duration (or 6 years for part-time candidates). Proposals are likely to be in and around the broad themes of Smart Cities, Visualisation and Mapping, and Urban Modelling and Simulation. Methods may include techniques drawn from areas such as social physics, scaling to econometric and statistical models, augmented reality and hyper-local sensing through to crowd sourcing, and may link to existing areas of CASA research although innovative proposals incorporating new techniques are also welcomed
Requirements: We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will have obtained a Bachelor’s degree at either a first or upper second level, and a Masters degree in a relevant subject
   
Text: PhD Studentship: EPSRC Doctoral Training Award , - Ref:1806130 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) Location of position London Duration of Studentship 4 years FT or 6 year PT Stipend Standard research council stipend (TBC for academic year 18/19) per annum, plus fees. PT students receive 50% stipend plus fees. Vacancy Information The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is globally recognised as a leading academic department, researching and teaching the science of cities. A truly interdisciplinary centre, with staff hailing from backgrounds in subjects as diverse as Geography, Transport Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Planning, Architecture, the Humanities and the Social Sciences, for more than 20 years we have been combining theory with novel data, sensors, computational models, analysis and cutting edge visualisation to generate new knowledge and insights addressing problems with a spatial dimension and an urban and regional focus. Our work in inherently applied and looks to influence urban planning, policy and design in both the public and private spheres. Educating only postgraduates, our degree programmes have gained a reputation for excellence and inclusivity, with student cohorts also reflecting a hugely diverse range of academic backgrounds. Studentship Description The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is offering an EPSRC funded PhD studentship available for 4 years in duration (or 6 years for part-time candidates), covering UK/EU fees, minimum RCUK stipend & a small allowance for consumables, from September 2019. This is an open call and as such proposals are invited which address any topic within the range of CASA?s staff research interests. Details can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/casa/people/staff , but proposals are likely to be in and around the broad themes of Smart Cities, Visualisation and Mapping, and Urban Modelling and Simulation. Methods may include techniques drawn from areas such as social physics, scaling to econometric and statistical models, augmented reality and hyper-local sensing through to crowd sourcing, and may link to existing areas of CASA research although innovative proposals incorporating new techniques are also welcomed. For those looking for more specific topic areas, current CASA staff would welcome proposals in the following areas: Connected Environments Internet of Things Virtual/Mixed Reality within the Built Environment Machine learning for urban modelling Sensor data analytics Machine learning for urban sensor networks Location Analytics GeoAI Spatial Optimisation Considering gaps, uncertainty, and missing data in ?big? datasets Challenges of using crowdsourced geographic data ? biases (causes and consequences) In addition, proposals must be at the intersection of research activities undertaken by staff in CASA and address at least one of the current EPSRC themes (those particularly pertinent are highlighted): Digital Economy Energy Engineering Global Uncertainties Healthcare Technologies Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Manufacturing the Future Mathematical Sciences Physical Sciences Quantum Technologies Research Infrastructure Person Specification We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will have obtained, a Bachelor?s degree at either a first or upper second level, and a Masters degree in a relevant subject. If proof of English is required the minimum qualification needed is IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 scored in each component. This qualification must have been obtained within the last 2 years. Eligibility This studentship is open to UK and EU applicants only who meet the EPSRC's eligibility. Requirements. http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility.aspx Note applicants who are normally resident in the EU outside of the UK are eligible for a fees award only. How to Apply To be considered for this studentship, please include a CV, letter of application and project outline with the application form. Informal enquires should be directed to Dr Elsa Arcaute (e.arcaute@ucl.ac.uk). Your letter of application should explain your background, motivations for applying and suitability to the project. It should be accompanied by a project outline of no more than 1500 words, and address the area of research, techniques to be applied, and relevance to the EPSRC themes. The successful applicant will subsequently be required to submit a full PhD application through the UCL admissions system and will be required to attend an interview. Contact name Rhodri Jamieson-Ball Contact details r.jamieson-ball@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 10 Jun 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Studentship Start Date Sept/Oct 2019 pdf advert version Apply Now
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