Funded PhD Position: Statistical and machine learning for wheat genomics (supervisor Prof Andrew Parnell).
Further details: Innovar PhD .
Funded MSc Position: Statistical Inference for DNA Forensics.
Forensic DNA evidence often plays an essential role in criminal cases, but misinterpretation of complex crime-scene samples has occasionally resulted in substantial miscarriages of justice. The goal of this data-driven project is to remedy that situation by developing the statistical and computational framework necessary to accurately assess high dimensional data from novel experimental methods that provide data from multiple single cells.
The work will be supervised by Prof. Ken Duffy. It is supported by National Institute of Justice, USA, through collaboration with Prof. Catherine Grgicak at Rutgers University as part of the PROVEDIt initiative.
The candidate should hold a good, usually first-class honours, degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, and be motivated to tackle challenging problems with real-world significance.
The postgraduate scholarship pays university fees and carries a tax-free stipend of €18,500 per year.
The University and the City:
Maynooth is a university town located 25km west of Ireland's capital city Dublin and has a vibrant cultural and social life.
Application and Closing Date:
To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to Prof. Ken Duffy, firstname.lastname@example.org. The post will be closed on being filled.
PhD: Modelling sea level rise in Ireland from sedimentary data and ocean current models (supervisors Prof Andrew Parnell and Dr Niamh Cahill), (2019).
PhD: Combining machine learning and closed-loop control theory (supervisors Prof Andrew Parnell and Prof Subhra Dey), (2019).
PhD: Big data privacy (supervisor Prof Vicenc Torra), (2019).
PhD: Co-ordinated earth observation, in-situ, and drone data analytics for observing environmental and climatic change (supervisors Prof Andrew Parnell and Dr Gerard McCarthy), (2019).
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Mathematical Biology (2018).
MU Hamilton Institute EU PhD Positions (2018).
PhD Studentship in Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles (2018).
Hamilton Professorships (2017).