Our Wellington and Manawatū campuses are open, Auckland remains closed at AL3. More information.

Scholarships and awards


Scholarship search | PhD Scholarship in Geographic Information Retrieval/Machine Learning for Disaster Applications at Massey University.

PhD Scholarship in Geographic Information Retrieval/Machine Learning for Disaster Applications at Massey University.

Open

Save Saved

November 1 2021 to December 10 2021
Closes in 1 week

Apply Here

$82,500 plus tuition fees | Three years' duration | One position

Research

Scholarship search | PhD Scholarship in Geographic Information Retrieval/Machine Learning for Disaster Applications at Massey University.

PhD Scholarship in Geographic Information Retrieval/Machine Learning for Disaster Applications at Massey University.

We invite applications for a PhD Scholarship addressing the topic of extraction of disaster impacts from text-based social media sources; integrating the text data with sensor data and conventional geographic data sets using multi-modal data fusion and explore the use of this data in a question-answering system to support earthquake response.

Applicants need to meet the University requirements for entry into the PhD programme, including a postgraduate degree in computer science, geospatial science with a strong computational element, or similar. In addition, a strong technical (computer science) background is essential, with skills in deep learning and natural language processing and/or geographic information/geospatial science an advantage.

The project will be supervised by Dr Kristin Stock, Director of the Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory, and Dr Raj Prasanna, Head of CrisisLab.

Please submit your application by emailing the following documents to Dr Kristin Stock.

Application checklist

Please include the following with your application:

  • a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the position
  • your CV
  • academic transcripts showing grades for all qualifications completed
  • details of three referees