( #edtech ) Smart Technology Research Centre, Computational Intelligence Research Group
School of Design, Engineering and Computing, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Two 3 year, fully funded PhD research studentships are available to work on a range of exciting research areas within the framework of a large EU funded INFER project (http://www.infer.eu).
The INFER project research programme focuses on pervasively adaptive software systems for the development of an open, modular software platform for predictive modelling applicable in different industries and a next generation of adaptive soft sensors for on-line prediction, monitoring and control in the process industry. One of the main goals of the project is the promotion of a paradigm shift from human labour and knowledge intensive processes of building predictive systems to autonomous, evolving complex systems.
Applications are invited for the following 2 projects:
1) Meta-level Learning in the Context of Multi-component, Multi-level Evolving Prediction Systems
2) Visual Analytics for Evolving Prediction Systems
The students will be joining the Computational Intelligence Research Group within the Smart Technology Research Centre and will be primarily based in the School of Design, Engineering & Computing in Bournemouth but will also be required to frequently visit and work at our commercial partners’ labs (REC in Poland and Evonik Industries in Germany) providing an outstanding opportunity to gain a diverse experience of both academic and commercial environments.
The studentships carry a basic remuneration of £13800 pa tax-free and a waiver of the full-time research student fees. There are no restrictions on the nationality of the applicants and the selection will be based on the candidates’ qualifications and experience.
Applicants should have a very strong mathematical background and hold a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, statistics or a similar discipline. Additionally the candidates should have strong programming experience using any or combination of C++, Matlab or Java. Some more specific requirements are given in the descriptions of individual projects.
For further details please contact Prof Bogdan Gabrys, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the following www pages: http://dec.bournemouth.ac.uk/staff/bgabrys/PhD_Studentship_2012.html.
Interested candidates should follow the application procedure listed on the Bournemouth University web pages: http://dec.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/postgraduate_research.html. Further details concerning the studentship and application procedure can be also obtained from the School of Design, Engineering & Computing Research Administrator – Ms Naomi Bailey, Email: email@example.com.