22/07/2019

PhD offer - Computer Vision for Precision Agriculture

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Lleida
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    EngineeringAgricultural engineering
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    TechnologyRemote sensing
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/08/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Lleida
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/12/2019
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    RTI2018-094222-B-I00

PAgFRUIT Research project (IP1: José A. Martínez-Casasnovas; IP2: Jaume Arnó)

PhD Supervisors: Eduard Gregorio & Jaume Arnó

Open position for a PhD student in the Precision Agriculture research field. The final resolution is conditioned to a competitive selection process performed at the hosting institution (University of Lleida). If the outocome of the selection is positive for the candidate, the envisaged starting date will be approx. 1.12.2019.

The topic of this proposal is related to "Fruit yield estimation combining photon-based sensors, computer vision and sampling schemes adapted to spatially variable scenarios". The idea is to use photon-based sensors (RGB cameras, photogrammetry, LIDAR, RGB-D sensors) to detect fruits and, combining it with improved sampling techniques, make reliable yield estimates for the farmer. Initially, the research will be focused on apple orchards, where preliminary works have already been performed. Computer vision and machine learning techniques are needed to properly process and interpret field data. In a second stage, sampling methods making use of remote sensing will be applied to develop friendly yield estimation models adapted to spatially variable fruit orchards.

Benefits

- One year full time contract, renewable up to three years.

- Gross Salary (per year): 14.700 € (first year) - 16.000 € (second and third year)

- Working in a leading research group on Precision Agriculture.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Agricultural sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Master's Degree or equivalent (300 ECTS credits without Master's Degree title, comprising Bachelor's and Master's studies). The degree

must have been acomplished after January 2010.

Good academic CV.

Highly motivated candidates with initiative and team-working abilities.

 

Specific Requirements

Although not decisive, knowledge in computer vision, machine learning, data processing, spatial data analysis and GIS software will be valued.

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Lleida
Spain
Lleida
Lleida
25001
C/ Pere de Cabrera s/n

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EURAXESS offer ID: 430006

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