06/12/2018

Combining machine learning and closed-loop control theory

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Maynooth University
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Ireland
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DATE
    04/01/2019
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

The successful student will work with Professor Andrew Parnell and Professor Subhra Dey’s research groups as part of the new SFI I-Form centre on analytics for advanced manufacturing. The student will form part of a research cluster that includes University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway, and Institute of Technology Sligo. The candidate will work on advanced statistical and machine learning approaches to manufacturing data as part of Platform 3: Advanced Analytics and Engineer Feedback. This will involve taking large data sets of streamed sensor data from manufacturing equipment and developing models that predict machine health and the interaction between the machine operator and the machine tool. Application areas include medical device manufacturing and 3D printing. Many of these application areas have industry partners and the chosen candidate may follow either academic development or industry participation as they see fit. 

What is funded

The studentships are for 48 months and include a tax free stipend of €18,500 p.a. and the payment of academic fees up to a maximum of €5,500 per annum, as well as a computer and travel allowance. 

Duration

The studentships are for 48 months.

Eligibility

 

All applicants must have:

• Relevant 2:1 degree (or higher) in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, or similar qualification 

• Ability to code in one or more of Matlab, C, R or Python 

• Strong linear algebra and calculus skills 

 

Application Procedure:

Please send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to hamilton@mu.ie with PHD X in the subject line indicating the desired PhD project. Candidates are allowed to express interest in multiple PhD proposals.

Interviews: Date to be advised. Appointments from January/February 2019.

Closing Date: 04/01/2019