[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD opportunities in machine learning and robotics

Rudi Villing Rudi.Villing at mu.ie
Tue Mar 3 13:44:36 PST 2020


The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research Training (CRT) is pleased to announce 30 fully-funded PhD studentships (September 2020 start) available across the University of Limerick (UL), University College Dublin (UCD) and Maynooth University (MU), Ireland. This €20million centre is funded by SFI, Skillnet Ireland, Industry and Enterprise partners, as well as the three co-hosting universities UL, UCD and MU.

This large-scale, collaborative initiative between UL, UCD and MU, will train a cohort of PhD students with world-class foundational training in the themes of Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Machine Learning. These themes will be fused together by applying them to real-world challenges in areas including Data Analytics, Privacy and Security, Smart Manufacturing, Networks, and Health and Wellbeing. Students will engage extensively with industry partners, and will spend time in industry developing cognisance of industry needs through working on industrial projects. Academic placements in internationally renowned collaborating institutions will also be available and students will benefit from exposure to Ireland’s world-class research universities.

Applicants who wish to a pursue a PhD in the area of machine learning and robotics should choose Maynooth University as the preferred institution and Machine Learning as the preferred horizontal theme.

Programme structure:
In Year 1 students will undertake cohort-building tailored training in the underpinning themes of Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Machine Learning, and in transversal skills, entrepreneurship and impact. Students will engage in group and individual interdisciplinary research projects and will spend 10-12 weeks in industry at the end of Year 1. In Years 2 to 4 students will transition to full-time research, and attend regular cohort training events. International academic placements or secondary industry placements will take place in Year 3.

Studentships provide four years of tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of €18500 per year, and a travel allowance for research and training related activities.

We are currently recruiting for the September 2020 intake. Consideration of applications will begin on March 2nd 2020 and will continue on an ongoing basis until all places are filled. [In response to requests, the initial deadline for applications has been extended by 1 week to 9 March 2020]

Applications from international students and from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

To find out more about the programme structure, research areas, entry requirements and how to apply, please visit https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.data-science.ie__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!7qejqgRHGFAGymfJXB11otE12p6yTYcPzfFlIsKZnVEhKeWN6_an4rn377oB4j2usyemoRDw$ <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.data-science.ie/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!7qejqgRHGFAGymfJXB11otE12p6yTYcPzfFlIsKZnVEhKeWN6_an4rn377oB4j2us-xPXTou$ > or on Twitter follow @data_science_ie<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://twitter.com/data_science_ie?lang=en__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!7qejqgRHGFAGymfJXB11otE12p6yTYcPzfFlIsKZnVEhKeWN6_an4rn377oB4j2us2aXU7w1$ >

Best regards,
Dr Rudi Villing
Programme Director, BSc. Robotics and Intelligent Devices
Maynooth University Department of Electronic Engineering

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