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The Pervasive Systems research group of University of Twente is seeking qualified candidates for 3 PhD positions in the area of distributed sensor data analytics. These 3 PhD positions are embedded in three national projects, namely, COPAS, DCTrain, and Wildlife Monitoring.

COPAS - The aim of the COPAS project is to design an energy management strategy for open spaces based on analysis of activities and profiles of visitors.  Sensor data will be used to determine mobility and behavioral patterns of people.

DCTrain - The DCTrain project is centered around the theme of predictive maintenance for trains and rail roads.  For doing so, data from various high-end and low-end sensors monitoring the train itself and the rails need to be analyzed and methods need to be developed to enable the sensor nodes to identify and detect any defect in real-time and autonomously.

Animal Monitoring – This project aims to study and analyze mobility and behavioral patterns of animal data and identify action/reaction and interaction patterns between animals. Data collected by sensors attached to animals as well as installed in the environment will be used for such analysis.
The PhD candidates are expected to be active in the following areas:

Big data and sensor data analytics, and distributed sensing and signal processing.
You have a master-degree in computer science. You have knowledge of data analytics, machine learning, pattern recognition, and classification and preferable are familiar with distributed embedded systems and wireless sensor networks. Have previous experience with programming of embedded devices and building real-world sensing systems is considered as a positive point. We expect the candidate to have an excellent command of English language as well as presentation skills.

Information and application
Candidates are invited to submit their application, including a detailed CV, clearly stated their expertise, research interest, transcripts, list of publications, and names of two references.  The vacancy will be open until a suitable candidate is selected.

We offer a very challenging position in an inspiring environment. You will be appointed as a full-time PhD junior researcher in the Pervasive Systems research group of University of Twente and will have close collaboration with project partners. The salary starts at €2174 gross per month and grows to €2779 gross per month in the fourth year. You will also be given the opportunity to extend your knowledge in relevant areas through internal and external courses.  Additionally, you will be provided a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%), an end-of-year bonus (amounts to 8.3%) and a number of additional benefits.

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 May 2016


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