July 2016: Three PhD positions in Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Post Reference: DMML-ROC-16A

Three new PhD positions are available in the Data Mining & Machine Learning Research Group, led by Dr Michael Madden in the National University of Ireland Galway.

Each PhD position will have a tax-free scholarship of €18,000 per year, with fees also paid and additional funding available for research-related travel.

The successful candidates will join the Data Mining & Machine Learning Group and contribute to a new research project, ROCSAFE (see below) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme. The research is likely to involve one of: (1) advances in temporal Bayesian reasoning for decision support; (2) routing of autonomous vehicles for optimal collection of multi-resolution image and sensor data; (3) context-aware decision support driven by sensor data analytics.

This is an excellent opportunity to combine research with software development, working in a flexible and stimulating research environment, while collaborating with academic and industrial partners across Europe and gaining experience in proposal-writing and management.

Information about the research group is available at http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie/ .

Entry Requirements: Candidates must have a strong honours bachelor degree (equivalent to H1) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or a similar discipline, and preferably a relevant MSc degree also. Candidates must have excellent mathematical ability, strong software development skills, great communication skills, and a strong interest in research. Preferably, candidates should demonstrate prior experience in data mining and machine learning.

Expected Start Date:  1 Sept 2016.

How to Apply: Please send a CV and a covering letter outlining your research experience and why you believe you are suitable for this position, as well as the names of two referees to Dr Michael Madden via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the subject line reference “DMML-ROC-16A”. Your application must be in the form of a single document in PDF format only. If you get the attachment format or email subject wrong, I’ll shake my head and sigh.

The positions will remain open until filled, but first consideration will be given to those received by 15 July 2016.

About the ROCSAFE Project: ROCSAFE (Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment & Forensic Examination) has recently been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Led by Dr Michael Madden in NUI Galway, it will make advances in autonomous robotics, probabilistic reasoning, intelligent decision support, and miniaturised sensors, all of which will work together to gather forensic evidence in the event of a chemical, biological, radiation/nuclear or explosive (CBRNe) incident. ROCSAFE’s overall goal is to fundamentally change how CBRNe events are assessed, and ensure the safety of crime scene investigators, by reducing the need for them to enter dangerous scenes to gather evidence. There are 13 partners in total involved in the project across Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany, along with a further group of advisory board members. There is more information at http://www.nuigalway.ie/remoteforensics/.

Incidentally, we are also hiring a senior postdoctoral researcher: http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie/index.php?/Reseach-News/ROCSAFE-postdoc-job.html


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