UK: Ph.D/M.Eng.Sc Scholarship In the area of Geospatial Applications

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Applications are invited for a Masters/PhD
studentship in the wireless sensor networks for collection of realtime
data for use in geospatial applications. This area of research, led by
Dr. Ronan Farrell, will be undertaken in close collaboration with the
national stratAG (
research consortium on advanced geotechnologies. The focus of this
consortium is the application of geotechnology (historically satellite
mapping) to more realtime data and environments. The objective of this
project is to provide the sensing and communications technologies to
deliver this realtime information.

Wireless sensor networks have been used widely for a number of years
but there uses have been constrained to being either short range or low
datarates. In this application it is necessary to look at applications
where we may be dealing with wide areas (for example the coastline of
the island of Ireland, or covering an entire city) and where we may
have high bandwidth requirements (streaming video or high resolution
still images). This will require an alternative approach to
constructing the sensor network and also may require modification of
the sensors (or the computing power of the sensors) to alter either the
range or bandwidth requirements.

Interested candidates should hold a first or upper second class honours
degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a cognate
discipline. Applicants who hold research masters in a relevant area are
particularly welcomed. This work is inherently multidisciplinary and
the successful applicant will need to collaborate with computer
scientists, engineers and geographers. Excellence in communications and
wireless technologies would be highly valued as would an open attitude
to collaboration outside of one’s comfort zone.

Successful candidates will join a large multi-disciplinary team and be
initially enrolled on a full-time Masters of Engineering Science, with
a review after 18 months for progression to a PhD programme. The
studentship will comprise of fees and an annual stipend of 16,000 Euros
(index linked). The position is available immediately though, upon
agreement, the start date may be postponed to January 2009.

Applicants should supply by email a detailed CV including a
detailed discussion of their latest work, two references and a complete
list of publications. Please include GEO in the subject of your email.
Applicants from outside of the EU are welcome to apply for all
positions, however please state clearly your visa requirements in your
initial emails. Please list your citizenship in your email subject.
Closing date 1 October 2008.

*For all queries please contact *
Dr. Ronan Farrell, Director of the Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems
P: +353-1-7086197

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