MPhil/PhD Studentship The Informatics of the Dynamic World



Ref: PROF-CMS-02-13

Spatial informatics, or geographic information science, is a multidisciplinary activity around digital information about the Earth. This project’s focus is the dynamic geographic world.

Interesting questions include:

  • How do we incorporate time into traditional geographic information systems?
  • What is the role of events and their interrelationships? 
  • How can we build a system that will enable us to represent and reason about geographic events?

The project will bring methods and approaches from mathematics, computer science, and philosophy to bear on these and other questions. Students should have an excellent mathematical or technical background, and be interested to apply this to real-world and interdisciplinary problems. Students will be associated with an internationally leading research effort in these areas.

The successful candidate will receive a bursary for three years linked to RCUK Doctoral Stipend rate, currently £13590 per annum, plus a contribution towards tuition fees of up to the equivalent of the Home fee (currently £3885 pa), subject to performance.

Applicants must hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent) in a relevant discipline. 

For further information please contact the supervisor: Professor Mike Worboys [email protected].

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/study/studentships 

The application form should be completed and returned to: [email protected]  and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF or Word format.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 UTC  on Thursday 23 May 2013

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