PhD Studentships in Computational Fabrication and Graphics, University of Sussex, UK

Multiple PhD Studentships: Application of Graphics and computational fabrication techniques for novel 3D printed acoustic devices (2018)

University of Sussex, UK

Multiple PhD studentships in computational fabrication and graphics are available in the Interact Lab of the University of Sussex.

Type of award
Postgraduate Research

PhD project
Multiple PhD studentships in computational fabrication and graphics are available in the Interact Lab of the University of Sussex from October 2018. The project will be supervised by Sriram Subramanian (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CO9UQcsAAAAJ&hl=en).

Our group is interested in exploring the use of 3D printed structures to shape and sculpt sound input sound fields. These 3D printed structures are often called metamaterials and can be used to create acoustic lenses and mirrors. Using these structures, we can create novel haptic devices, speakers and many new interactive experiences.

This project will involve using computer graphics techniques to model and analyse these structures to make structures that are efficient and effective in manipulating input sound fields. This project will give you the opportunity to collaborate in a novel field of cutting edge research in a highly applied and fast moving area. The successful candidate will engage with many ongoing research collaborators in UK, Denmark, Sweden and USA. In addition to undertaking high quality research and publishing in top graphics and HCI conferences/ journals, the group also creates significant impact by developing technology that is integrated into different industry products.

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PhD Scholarship in Computational Electrocatalysis, Technical University of Denmark

The Energy Storage and Conversion group at the Materials Research Division – Risø DTU is seeking candidates for a PhD scholarship in computational analysis of electrocatalytic reaction mechanisms for fixation of CO2 and N2 into fuels. The PhD project is part of the ambitious Danish initiative Catalysis for Sustainable Energy (case.dtu.dk) and associated with Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) at DTU Physics (camd.dtu.dk).

Job description
The successful candidate will apply computational methods based on density functional theory (DFT) to identify reaction mechanisms which control the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to hydrocarbons and N2 to ammonia using proton conductors and electrocatalysts. The project is focused on the proton transfer across the electrolyte/electrocatalyst interface, in order to provide a better understanding of the electrolyte/electrocatalyst interplay and to establish an optimal combination of electrolytes and electrocatalysts. The project will be closely linked to other computational and experimental projects working on prediction and testing of novel electrocatalysts and proton conductors.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry or materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

The successful candidate has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects. We favor candidates with experience in computational/theoretical physics, chemistry and related areas.

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Postdoc in Cognitive and Computational Musicology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. There are almost 1,000 employees affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 8,000 students.

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is a research institute of the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate. ILLC’s central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Emphasis is on natural and formal languages, but other information carriers, such as images and music, are studied as well. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and philosophy.

The ILLC invites applications for a Postdoc in Cognitive and Computational Musicology

The postdoctoral researcher will take part in a collaborative research project cutting across the boundaries between music cognition and computer science. The project named COGITCH (COgnition Guided Interoperability beTween Collections of musical Heritage) was recently funded by NWO-CATCH and is a collaboration of the Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, The Meertens Institute, Netherlands Public Broadcasting, and Sound & Vision. It aims to develop generic techniques for relating music from different Dutch music collections. In developing retrieval methods, we will take a top-down approach, working from musical knowledge and cognitive psychology towards the identification and processing of audio features. On-line annotations provided by listeners will support establishing the relationships between ‘hooks’ (perceptually salient musical patterns) and the music.

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Graduate Scholarships in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, University of Calgary, Canada

Graduate student positions in theoretical and computational chemistry. Univ. of Calgary Canada

Up to 4 graduate student positions in theoretical and computational chemistry will become available in my group by May 2011, September 2011 or January 2012. The successful applicants will be involved with the development of new computational methods or applications of state-of-the-art computational methodology to problems of chemical interest. Application deadlines are 4 months prior to admission . The applicant should have a solid background in (Physical) Chemistry, and a strong interest in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry as well as an average GPA corresponding to 3.3/4.0 (80 %) or more in the North American system.

Students will receive financial assistance throughout the course of their studies (4-5 years) in terms of scholarships or teaching assistance ships. The student will normally spend from 12 months to 18 months finishing the course requirements (4 half courses + a general examination in the students field of specialization. The remaining part of the program is devoted to the students research work. The student will be allocated an interim supervisor and should chose his/her permanent supervisor within 8 months after arriving in Calgary.

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Postdoctoral Position, Research Center of Applied Sciences (RCAS), Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Two openings at the level of postdoctoral research fellows in computational sciences are available at the Research Center of Applied Sciences (RCAS), Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan.

The theory group in RCAS is carrying on a joint project for the development of multi-scale simulation tools. The goal is to integrate the electronic, transport, optical, mechanic properties into a software package suitable for the simulation at the level of devices (or a certain size of molecular structures).

The main duty of the job is to develop and integrate various codes in different areas of physics/engineering together for comprehensive modeling.

We are looking for two potential candidates in the following two categories, respectively:

  1. Ab inito computations in schemes such as density-functional theory (DFT) or similar approaches.
  2. Computational electromagnetism/elasticity/optics/fluid mechanics.

Qualification

  1. The potential candidates must have an extensive numerical coding experience in one of the areas mentioned above, and the knowledge of linux-based environment.
  2. Candidates with experiences in parallel programming may be given priority.

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PhD Scholarship in Theoretical Physics, Computational Biology, Lund University, Sweden

PhD Scholarship in Theoretical Physics, Computational Biology – LUND UNIVERSITY The student will work in the area of dynamical modelling of biological networks, in particular in relation to network evolution. Primary biological topics to be addressed are the evolutionary origins and design principles of circadian clocks, but the computational tools and programs to be developed may also be applied to stem cell regulation and other biological systems. There will also be opportunity to do detailed, data-driven modelling of circadian clocks in plants.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements
The position is open to students of all nationalities who, at the time of starting the scholarship, have completed courses equivalent to at least 240 credits, of which 60 must be at advanced (MSc) level in physics, bioinformatics or computational biology, or who in other ways obtained the equivalent qualifications. In case of uncertainty concerning the applicant`s eligibility, it is advisable to contact the department for clarification. The discipline curriculum for postgraduate studies in Theoretical Physics – Computational Biology is found at http://www.science.lu.se/upload/LUPDF/natvet/FU/Studieplan/E-Theorphys.pdf. For more information on the department and our PhD programme, see also http://www.thep.lu.se/english/ and http://www.thep.lu.se/english/education/phd_program/.

Basis of Assessment
Regulations concerning appointment as a full PhD student can be found in HF 5 Chap 1-7§§ and SFS 1998:80. Also consult the admission regulations found at http://www.science.lu.se/o.o.i.s/4964 An educational stipend is awarded for the first 12 months of full-time study, following which time the student is appointed as a full doctoral student. Regulations concerning educational stipends for doctoral students can be found in SFS 1995:938 and 1998:81. Regulations concerning appointment as a full PhD student can be found in HF 5 Chap 1-7§§ and SFS 1998:80. Those who hold an educational stipend or a doctoral student appointment must first be accepted for postgraduate study. To be accepted, a student must be judged to have the competence necessary to complete a course of postgraduate study. In addition to pursuing postgraduate studies, the doctoral student may also be required to perform other duties – including research, teaching and administration – according to the specific regulations.

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PhD Student Positions, San Diego State University, California, USA

Ph.D. Student Positions at San Diego State University, California, USA

Ph.D. student positions in Engineering Sciences or Computational Sciences are offered in the Powder Technology Laboratory (www.ptl.sdsu.edu) – a world leading center in sintering research at the San Diego State University.

Ph.D. projects will be of an interdisciplinary nature focused on the experimental or computational materials science. The successful applicants should have strong academic records and should be highly motivated to conduct experimentation or mathematical modeling and simulation on real-world processing of novel material systems for a number of cutting-edge technological applications.

Admission criteria and application procedures are available at http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu/main/jdp.htm and http://www.csrc.sdsu.edu/csrc/programs/phd_international_checklist.php for Engineering Sciences and Computational Sciences programs, respectively.

The positions assume a tuition coverage support and a competitive stipend.

The application deadline: February 1, 2011.

For further information please contact Professor E. Olevsky at eolevsky@mail.sdsu.edu.

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PhD Research in Computational Linguistics & Cognitive Science, University of Memphis, USA

Institution/Organization: University of Memphis
Department: Institute for Intelligent Systems
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:
The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis invites applications from outstanding graduate students with an interest in dialogue systems, computational semantics, and knowledge representation. Students with a background in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science are encouraged to apply.

In addition to course work, students will work on innovative research projects, for which they receive a tuition waver and competitive stipend. As part of their research experience, students will be trained to present at international conferences and publish in academic journals.

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis is an interdisciplinary center that incorporates the fields of computer science, cognitive science, psychology, computational linguistics, philosophy, engineering, and physics. The students and faculty are working on a number of Federal grants that involve the development and testing of intelligent tutoring systems with natural language and dialogue facilities, of conversational agents with speech generation, facial expressions, and gestures, and of other computer systems that require natural language processing. For more information on the IIS, see our website.

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Postdoctoral Position, Computational Bioscience Research, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

The Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC, http://www.kaust.edu.sa/research/centers/computational.html) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, http://www.kaust.edu.sa/) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers for different fields of Computational Bioscience, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Specialists with biology and medical backgrounds, as well as those from engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science are welcome to apply.

Ideal candidates will have a doctoral degree with a strong background applicable to bioinformatics, computational biology, ‘omics’ problems, and complemented with strong publication/research record. Candidates must have good communication skills in spoken and written English, ability to work as a part of a larger team as well as independently, think creatively and have excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to efficiently develop software, good experience in mathematical modeling, or strong experimental experience will be considered an advantage.

Successful applicants will work in one of the technologically most advanced academic research environments today on challenging cutting-edge problems of biology and medicine. These will include knowledge extraction, discovery of bioactive compounds, disease biomarkers, regulatory and signaling networks, and quantitative/predictive systems biology. The work will heavily rely on integration of wet lab experiments and computational analyses. Researchers in CBRC have access to one of the most powerful supercomputing facilities in academia and outstanding set of special and core experimental facilities.

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10 PhD Scholarships in Engineering, Swansea University, UK

Zienkiewicz Scholarship 2010/11 Entry – 10 Elite International PhDs

School of Engineering,
Swansea University
Swansea, Wales, UK.

This scholarship is in honour of the late Professor Olgierd (Olek) Cecil Zienkiewicz, CBE, FREng, FRS. He joined Swansea University in 1961 as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and was latterly Emeritus Professor of the University. He was an exceptional British Civil Engineer and Scientist who was widely regarded as the `Father of the Finite Element Method`, a computational modelling technique that allows engineers to design ever more challenging structures, aeroplanes or other components and processes with minimal use of expensive experimental testing. The highly prestigious Zienkiewicz Scholarships are only available to International students and reserved only for top calibre students (minimum of a First Class Honours Degree equivalent, IELTS at 7.0 or equivalent and ideally a Masters Degree and/or experience) and awards will be allocated on a competitive basis.

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