Two PhD Scholarships in the Remote Sensing of Wildfire

These PhDs will work on satellite image processing and data assimilation techniques for producing near-real time enabled bushfire information and analytics.

To build upon existing work by the research team and implement a virtual constellation of observations to enable fire surveillance in real time from geostationary, polar-orbiting and aerial platformed sensors 

To derive autonomous AI algorithms for the real time surveillance of fires and their attribution (e.g. burn severity, FRP etc.) 

The scholarships will cover full tuition fees for domestic candidates and has an annual stipend of $31,885 (tax-free) for a period of three years of full-time study plus six months extension if required.

Candidates should demonstrate skills and knowledge of computational and/or geospatial sciences, programming, image processing and statistics, at the degree level of a Masters or First Class Honours.

Due to handling of large data volumes some experience with cloud computing would be beneficial but not essential. 

Please contact Professor Simon Jones to apply.

Applications are now open.

Applications will remain open till the PhD candidates are selected.

The team is located in the Remote Sensing Centre, situated in purpose-built laboratory, and comprises three post-doctoral fellows, fourteen PhD scholars as well as three faculty. Within the project framework, the successful candidates will work with Professor Simon Jones, Assoc. Professor Karin Reinke, Dr. Mariela Soto-Berelov and others (project dedicated post docs and phd’s), as well as Geoscience Australia and end user fire management agencies.

Professor Simon Jones at

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