- The PhD candidate will work methodologies to fuse and exploit information extracted from heterogeneous data, including vibration, temperature, images, sound and local environmental parameters, captured by inspection robots, for monitoring and diagnosis of machines and infrastructure (electric cables, pipelines, structures) used in deep mines. Due to the harsh environment and natural hazards (gas & rock outbursts, seismic risk), the future of mining is related to introducing fully automated machinery and robotic inspection systems in order to minimize risk for humans. The development of mining inspection robots equipped with various types of sensors including microphones, accelerometers, temperature/humidity/gas sensors and cameras will provide a massive and heterogeneous amount of data gathered under harsh mining conditions. The PhD candidate will develop new techniques for multidimensional Big Data analysis in order to extract and exploit valuable information from multisensory noisy data. The final aim of the PhD candidate will be the development of a toolbox which will include algorithms for automatic data validation, data denoising, data segmentation and data/information fusion, which will be used for the understanding of mining inspection data.
- The PhD candidate will closely collaborate with members of DMC (WUST) as they have experience with the problem and appropriate data and record of publications.
- The research is hosted by the AMC VIBRO. The AMC VIBRO is a SME company and its head, prof Tomasz Barszcz has a long track record of combining excellent fundamental academic research with industrially relevant applications, leading to dissemination in both highly ranked academic journals as well as on industrial fora. More information on the research group can be found on the website: https://amcvibro.com/The PhD candidate will be supervised jointly by Prof. Radoslaw Zimroz and Prof. Tomasz Barszcz.
The PhD candidate will be part of international team in WorkPackage 1 “Information Extraction from Heterogeneous Data” (WP1) led by KU Leuven. The PhD Candidate will have also industrial supervisor (prof Tomasz Barszcz) and secondment supervisor (Prof. Joachim Bös from Technische Universität Darmstadt and Prof. Thilo Bein From Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V).
If you recognize yourself in the story below, then you have the profile that fits the project and the research group.
- I have a master degree in engineering, physics or mathematics.
- I am Early Stage Researcher (ESR), i.e. a person who has not been involved in research for more than 4 years (full-time equivalent) starting to count the date this person graduates his/her first MSc degree.
- I am mobile, i.e. I have not been in Poland for more than 12 months in the past 3 years immediately before the date of recruitment.
- I am proficient in written and spoken English.
- During my courses or prior professional activities, I have gathered experience with signal processing, machine condition monitoring systems, automation and control, mobile robotics, machine dynamics and design, vibrations, acoustics and I have a profound interest in these topics.
- As PhD researcher of the WUST DMC Research Group/ AMC VIBRO, I perform research in a structured and scientifically sound manner. I read technical papers, understand the nuances between different theories and implement and improve methodologies myself.
- I work goal-oriented and have a getting-things-done attitude, always with scientific rigour.
- In frequent reporting, varying between weekly to monthly, I show the results that I have obtained and I give a well-founded interpretation of those results. I iterate on my work and my approach based on the feedback of my supervisors which steer the direction of my research.
- I feel comfortable to work as a team member and I am eager to share my results to inspire and being inspired by my colleagues.
- I value being part of a large research group which is well connected to the machine and transportation industry and I am eager to learn how academic research can be linked to industrial innovation roadmaps.
- During my PhD, I want to grow towards following up the project that I am involved in and representing the research group on project meetings or conferences. I see these events as an occasion to disseminate my work to an audience of international experts and research colleagues, and to learn about the larger context of my research and the research project.
To apply for this position, please follow the application tool and enclose:
- Full CV – mandatory
- Motivation letter – mandatory
- Full list of credits and grades of both BSc and MSc degrees (as well as their transcription to English if possible) – mandatory (when you haven’t finished your degree yet, just provide us with the partial list of already available credits and grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, …) – if available
- Two reference letters – if available
- An English version of MSc or PhD thesis, or of a recent publication or assignment – if available
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- A remuneration package in line with Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN regulations, which is competitive with industry standards.
- An opportunity to pursue a PhD in wide discipline “Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy” at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, in a stimulating and ambitious research environment, with 3 years funding within the MOIRA ITN project.
- An opportunity to work within a challenging European research project with leading industry players across Europe.
- A partial stay in Cracow, the former capital of Poland (location of AMC VIBRO), the most beautiful city in Poland with one of the oldest Universities in Europe (Jagiellonian University Founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great, King of Poland). Practical, industry-oriented research with AMC VIBRO will be supplemented by a partial stay at WUST, where formal PhD programme will be developed.
- A partial stay in a vibrant environment in the young laboratory in very beautiful Wroclaw. The university is located in Wroclaw, capital of Lower Silesia Region, a town of approximately 700,000 inhabitants, located close (3h by car) to Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Cracow and 20 minutes by bus from Wroclaw International Airport.
- This strategic positioning and the strong presence of the WUST university, as well as other universities, schools and research institutes, and industry, lead to a safe town with high quality of life, welcome to non-Polish speaking people and with ample opportunities for social and sport activities. The mixture of cultures and research fields are some of the ingredients making the WUST university interesting place to study
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For more information please contact Prof. Tomasz Barszcz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Prof. Radoslaw Zimroz (email@example.com) by mail and mention MOIRA_ESR14 in the title. You can apply for this job no later than March 02, 2021 If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact Prof. Tomasz Barszcz / Prof. Radoslaw Zimroz directly.