Building City Dashboards: PhD studentship with National Centre for Geocomputation
National Centre for Geocomputation
Building City Dashboards: PhD Studentship
Since its inception in 2004 with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) has become firmly established as a leading centre for research in the field of Geocomputation, applying computational methods to large spatial data sets from acquisition to analysis, modelling and visualisation.
PhD Studentship Details
This PhD student will work on assessing geodemographic models and creating a geodemographic classification based on streaming urban data. This will involve investigating dynamic approaches to classification such as partitioning against medoids (PAM) and self-organising maps, as well as the ability to add data from less structured sources such as volunteered geographic information (VGI). A key output will be the designing and building an open geodemographics module that can be adapted for other cities. The student will have a background in statistics, geocomputation or data science, preferably with some coding skills in R, Python or Java.
Selection and Appointment
* Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview;
Please ensure that you USE THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE ‘ncg_phd_stat’ in the subject line of your application email. This will clarify which role you are applying for.
Applications should be made by sending the following information as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
* A Curriculum Vitae, including all qualifications and experience, and a covering letter addressing your interest and suitability for the role;
* The names, email addresses, correspondence addresses and telephone numbers of three referees whom the University may contact.The completed application documents should be forwarded by email to arrive no later than midnight, Monday May 1st. Late applications will not be accepted.
|Spatial analysis techniques in agri-environmental policy making; limits and opportunities
Réamonn Fealy is currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Professor Christopher Brunsdon, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University and Mr Martin Charlton, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University. The title of my thesis is "Spatial analysis techniques in agri-environmental policy making; limits and opportunities". My research focuses on the often complex interface between agriculture and the environment and the particular role of spatial analysis in the development of policy, assessment of risk and legislative aspects that arise in this domain. For more information please visit:
|Professor Christopher Brunsdon and Mr Martin Charlton (Maynooth University)
|The Spatial Distribution of Welfare in Ireland
Paul Kilgarriff is currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Mr Martin Charlton, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University, Dr Ronan Foley, Department of Geography, Maynooth University and Professor Cathal O'Donoghue, Head of Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Programme. The title of my thesis is "The Spatial Distribution of Welfare in Ireland" and my study comprises of elements from three disciplines; economics, geography and geocomputation. The objective of this thesis is to examine whether or not a relationship exists in Ireland between space (spatial area) and welfare (individual's ell-being). For more information please visit:
|Mr Martin Charlton, Dr Ronan Foley (Maynooth University) and Professor Cathal O'Donoghue (Teagasc)
|Precision Agriculture tools and their application in land drainage issues in Ireland
Robert O'Hara is currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Dr Tim McCarthy, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University and Dr Stuart Green, Teagasc. The title of my thesis is "Precision Agriculture tools and their application in land drainage issues in Ireland". My research focuses on the use of remote sensing to identify and classify artificial drainage at regional and local scales. For more information please visit:
|Dr Tim McCarthy (Maynooth University) and Dr Stuart Green (Teagasc)
|Egess has a BSc and MSc in Geo Informatics from the University of Tirana, Albania. Following her studies, she has been involved in GIS Industry, in the country, for both public and private sectors. Recently, she has been part of a multinational team, in a large scale project (Devoll Hydropower Project, Statkraft Albania) with the role of establishing and maintaining the Database & GIS system for Environmental & Social Management Unit and beyond. Currently she is following her PhD studies with National Centre for Geocomputation on Building City Dashboards Project.
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|Professor Christopher Brunsdon and Mr Martin Charlton (Maynooth University) Prof Robert Kitchin (Maynooth University)
Dr Lars Pforte
graduated from MSc in August 2010. "I found the MSc course in Geocomputation, Maynooth University a very rich and exciting programme. The course covers a wide range of different areas like remote sensing, spatial databases, the use and implementation of statistical methods and visualisation techniques. The programme presents an interesting overview over the many fold opportunities that Geocomputation has to offer. In fact the programme convinced me to continue research in Geocomputation and I have a post-doctoral position in NCG".
graduated from MSc in August 2011. "Upon completion of the MSc Geocomputation I moved to Australia and obtained a job providing GIS support to mango farms across the Northern Territory and Queensland. I used geo- statistical knowledge to create a sampling strategy for Infra-red scanning of the mangos. The results provided the managers with information on what parts of the farms were healthiest and what parts would fruit at the same time. This information can provide significant savings to a multi million dollar crop".
graduated from MSc in August 2011. "I am now currently working with ESRI Ireland. The course is very diverse, you gain industry relevant experience in a wide range of GIS skills and advanced concepts in Geocomputation. The course also offers a range of computer skills in a GIS/spatial context for all levels of ability. The course gives the student freedom to apply their newly acquired skills to projects on the course in any area of interest to them".
graduated from MSc in August 2013. Margaret is working as Junior Software Engineer, Capita Integrated Business Solutions, Dublin. "I found MSc in Geocomputation beneficial at interview stage for my current position. The taught components of the course exposed me to various new types of software preparing for a fast moving work environment. The ability to write for both a technical and general audience was provided by the dissertation. I have no doubt over the coming years I will put even more of my MSc in Geocomputation skills to use".