[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Ph.D.Assistantship in Geospatial Analytics for Innovation in Local Government at NC State

Laura Tateosian lgtateos at ncsu.edu
Sat Jan 6 02:16:18 CET 2018

Drs. Baran and Tateosian at North Carolina State University seek a
creative, motivated Ph.D. student with strong analytical and computational
skills to join a team that would develop solutions in the arena of
geospatial visualizations and analytics for internal and external
stakeholders of local government. The project is being developed inpartnership
with Wake County, North Carolina and will support projects for the
Innovation Center at Wake County. The position will begin Fall 2018 and is
funded for four years at $25,000/year, plus benefits and tuition support,
through the cutting-edge Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics offered by
NC State’s Center for GeospatialAnalytics (geospatial.ncsu.edu).

The selected applicant will join a research group focused on
geospatial analytics
and the development of visualizations and applications to model spatial
solutions for county operations and engagement with citizens. The student
will be encouraged to develop research questions and a project tailored to
their unique interests and career goals.

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is an internationally recognized
collaborative hub for interdisciplinary data scientists advancing novel
understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand
challenges. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary
advising and the opportunity to work with over twenty faculty fellows with
diverse expertise from nearly a dozen departments across NC State. Students
also engage in experiential learning through an off-campus professional

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. To apply, complete the application at
grad.ncsu.edu/apply. Students with talents inprogramming and quantitative
methods, and with a master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science and
Technology, Geography, Computer Science, Urban Planning or related
disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the position, contact Dr. Perver Baran
(perver_baran at ncsu.edu) and include a copy of your CV. Additional details
about the Ph.D. program inGeospatial Analytics and complete application
instructions are available at go.ncsu.edu/geospatial-phd. Interested
students are also encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services
Coordinator (rachelkasten at ncsu.edu or 919-515-2800 <(919)%20515-2800>),
with questions about the program or to explore additional opportunities.
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