Scientia PhD Scholarship: Remote sensing & data analysis

Are you ready to apply your remote sensing and data analysis skills to aid sustainable mining practices?

Unparalleled opportunities with $40,000 stipend per year tax free for 4 years + up to $10,000 each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations.

Project: Development of data mining aided 4D-visualisation system for eco-space appraisals  

The Australian mining industry continuously seeks improvement in environmental performances to set leading practice examples across the globe. To this end, there is a need to develop an automated system that could integrate varied sources of remotely obtained data from various platforms to detect changes in sensitive ecosystem within active and post mining landscapes. This project will develop a 4D (space and time) data visualisation tool to facilitate quick and holistic review of the functioning of the ecosystem elements exposed to potential mining impacts.

You will be guided by an interdisciplinary team of research advisors from Mining Engineering (Dr Simit Raval), Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences (Prof. Graciela Metternicht), and Computer Science and Engineering (Prof. Arcot Sowmya).

You will be devising a blended system that will be capable of intelligently and effectively tracking environmentally significant information mined from multiple databases that otherwise will be challenging to achieve.

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of our dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. For more info visit UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme.

How to apply?
If you hold a 1st class Honours (or 85% grade average) degree in Bachelor of Engineering or Science in a related discipline and demonstrated aptitude for research; Complete the self-assessment here

If the self-assessment indicates that you are likely to be eligible for a scholarship, you can send Expression of Interest by 21st July via this link.

Advice will be provided on steps in the application process only if likely to be eligible for a scholarship.

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