|From||Joshua Vande-Hey <J.D.Vande-Hey@lboro.ac.uk>|
|Date||Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:30:40 +0000|
PhD Studentship IR Vision System for Cloud Detection and Monitoring, Ref: DK160413 Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University A PhD studentship is available for high calibre candidates to join a collaborative project between the University and Industry to develop an autonomous, ground-based system for the recognition and monitoring of clouds. The research topic focuses on developing new concepts, methods and algorithms to enable accurate and reliable ground-based cloud observations using an infra-red (IR) camera. Topics include: 1. Correction of detected temperature distribution due to angular dependent atmospheric properties 2. Improved classification techniques for cloud type in order to achieve an acceptable false positive rate over a wide range of clouds and prevailing weather conditions 3. Measurement of the fractional amount of whole-sky cover, due to the observed clouds, at a range of specified heights The candidates must be expecting, or have already obtained a first degree (1st class or high 2:1 honours or equivalent) in Engineering, Physics, Meteorology or other relevant subject. Good communication skills are essential and an interest in, and understanding of basic meteorology and/or image processing would be an advantage. The proposed starting dates are 1st July 2013, 1st October 2013 or 1st December 2013 depending on the availability of the successful applicants. The three-year studentship is expected to have a stipend of up to £15,000 per annum tax free (the exact amount will depend on experience) and candidates would not be required to pay any tuition fees if they are from within the EU. After the closing date for applications, the most promising candidates will be invited to demonstrate their communication skills by giving a short 10 minute presentation (web based or in person) on an interesting project they have previously been involved in which will be followed by a short interview. Please apply through the following web page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/mechman/pg-research/ . Should you have any problems downloading the documents please contact Ms Jo Mason, Research Administrator (J.R.Mason@lboro.ac.uk). Applicants seeking additional information are invited to contact Dr. David Kerr (e-mail D.Kerr@lboro.ac.uk). Please quote the reference DK160413 on all correspondence and especially on the application form. The closing date for applications for this post is June 30th 2013.
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