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  • 5 PhD positions in Transforming Citizen Science for Biodiversity


    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: NTNU
      Location: Trondheim
      Country: Norway
      Last Date to Apply: 05/27/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    We have 5 PhDs available in a project titled "Transforming Citizen Science for Biodiversity" (https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151098/5-phd-positions-transforming-citizen-science-for-biodiversity). This is part of a larger initiative on Digital Transformation at NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/digital-transformation). Please pass this on to any students who might be interested in doing a PhD in statistics or machine learning in Trondheim (or who might be interested in another aspect of the digital world: there are almost 50 PhD positions available in the whole programme). Deadline for applications is May 27, 2018 The project is an interdisciplinary research programme that will develop tools and methods to improve the way that members of the general public collect data on what they observe in the natural world, and the way this data is used to inform us about the natural world and how it is changing. The amount of data being generated and uploaded to databased such as the Norwegian Artsobservasjoner is massive, and this and the unsystematic way the data are collected provides challenges when making inferences from the data. This project will (1) encourage citizens to collect data, (2) help scientists correctly interpret and use this data, and (3) provide information back to the citizens about how the data they have collected is being used. The project is a collaboration between four departments at NTNU and two organisations (NINA and Artsdatabanken) that are heavily involved in the collection and use of citizen science data. Five students will be employed to work on the following topics:     Tools for a Biodiversity Atlas: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151327     Quality Control in Citizen Science data: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151324     Transforming the Geography of Citizen Science: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151410     Extending Digital Data collection in Citizen Science: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151492     Transforming Ecology with Citizen Science: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151253 For more information about the project, contact Prof. Bob O'Hara (bob.ohara@ntnu.no) The candidates are expected to start in the autum 2018. All 5 successful candidates linked to this project are expected to work and collaborate closely through the duration of the project. Sharing knowledge, experience, and research is the key to a successful result. We have 5 PhDs available in a project titled "Transforming Citizen Science for Biodiversity". This is part of a larger initiative on Digital Transformation at NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/digital-transformation). Please pass this on to any students who might be interested in doing a PhD in statistics or machine learning in Trondheim (or who might be interested in another aspect of the digital world: there are almost 50 PhD positions available in the whole programme). Application deadline May 27. https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151098/5-phd-positions-transforming-citizen-science-for-biodiversity The project is an interdisciplinary research programme that will develop tools and methods to improve the way that members of the general public collect data on what they observe in the natural world, and the way this data is used to inform us about the natural world and how it is changing. The amount of data being generated and uploaded to databased such as the Norwegian Artsobservasjoner is massive, and this and the unsystematic way the data are collected provides challenges when making inferences from the data. This project will (1) encourage citizens to collect data, (2) help scientists correctly interpret and use this data, and (3) provide information back to the citizens about how the data they have collected is being used. The project is a collaboration between four departments at NTNU and two organisations (NINA and Artsdatabanken) that are heavily involved in the collection and use of citizen science data. Five students will be employed to work on the following topics:     Tools for a Biodiversity Atlas: supervised by Prof. Steinsland at the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, with collaboration from Artsdatabanken     Quality Control in Citizen Science data: supervised by Prof. Bob O'Hara the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, with collaboration from Artsdatabanken     Transforming the Geography of Citizen Science: supervised by Prof. Jan Ketil Rød at the Dept. of Geography with collaboration from NINA     Extending Digital Data collection in Citizen Science: supervised by Assoc. Prof. Francesca Verones at the Dept. of Energy and Process Engineering, in collaboration with NINA     Transforming Ecology with Citizen Science: supervised by Prof. Anders Finstad at the NTNU University Museum, in collaboration with NINA. For more information about the project, contact Prof. Bob O'Hara (bob.ohara@ntnu.no) See also: https://www.ntnu.edu/digital-transformation The candidates are expected to start in the autum 2018. All 5 successful candidates linked to this project are expected to work and collaborate closely through the duration of the project. Sharing knowledge, experience, and research is the key to a successful result. Deadline for applications are May 27, 2018 We have several PhD positions in statistics currently available, if you know any students interested in doing a PhD in statistics or machine learning in Trondheim There are 5 PhDs in statistics and machine learning in three different exciting projects within NTNUs Digital Transformation initiative, (https://www.ntnu.edu/digital-transformation). Please pass this on to any students who might be interested in doing a PhD in statistics or machine learning in Trondheim (or who might be interested in another aspect of the digital world: there are almost 50 PhD positions available in the whole programme). Application deadline May 27. Transforming Citizen Science for Biodiversity The project is an interdisciplinary research programme that will develop tools and methods to improve the way that members of the general public collect data on what they observe in the natural world, and the way this data is used to inform us about the natural world and how it is changing. The amount of data being generated and uploaded to databased such as the Norwegian Artsobservasjoner is massive, and this and the unsystematic way the data are collected provides challenges when making inferences from the data. This project will (1) encourage citizens to collect data, (2) help scientists correctly interpret and use this data, and (3) provide information back to the citizens about how the data they have collected is being used. Statistics / Machine Learning PhDs:  Tools for a Biodiversity Atlas (https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151327)  Quality Control in Citizen Science data (https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/151324) -- Bob O'Hara Institutt for matematiske fag NTNU 7491 Trondheim Norway Mobile: +47 915 54 416 Journal of Negative Results - EEB: www.jnr-eeb.org



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