PhD studentship and Postdoc in spatial statistics - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente, The Netherlands
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, invites applications for a
PhD studentship in spatial statistics
in the project `Data driven risk management for fire services' funded
by the Dutch Research Council.
This project aims to develop a flexible hierarchical statistical
framework for the analysis and prediction of various types of fires
and will be carried out in close cooperation with the Twente Fire
Brigade. It will deliver a model for spatio-temporal inference
(including monitoring, filtering and prediction) that is able to
recognize patterns in historic data and convert these to a prediction.
The results can be used for both repression and prevention purposes,
including improving vehicle and personnel planning in the fire stations,
informing the right people at the right time and evaluating the
effectivity of public awareness campaigns.
Candidates are required to have a Masterʼs degree (or an equivalent one)
in mathematics or a related discipline and a solid background in
probability and statistics. They should have excellent grades, research
talent (as proven by their thesis), an excellent command of English and
good academic writing and presentation skills.
The terms of employment and salary are in accordance with the Dutch
Collective Labour Agreement for universities.
To apply, please send a letter of motivation, a list of your BSc and
MSc courses with grades and either a copy of your Master's thesis if
available or a copy of your Bachelor's thesis accompanied by an outline
of your Master's thesis to
from whom further information can also be obtained.