University of St Andrews

PhD studentship in GeoInformatics and Housing research

Wednesday 31 October 2012

The Centre for GeoInformatics is looking for a PhD student to work on development of new analysis and/or visualisation methods for long-term Scottish housing data.

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The University of St Andrews has been awarded an interdisciplinary PhD Studentship co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and HOME Housing Association to commence at the latest on 1 January 2013. The project aims to develop new spatial data analysis and/or visualisation methods. These methods should cover both a theoretical approach, such as for example, introducing new appropriate spatio-temporal statistical, data analysis and/or visual analytical methods for tracking occupation and analysing changes in housing in general, as well as specific implementations to use available housing data in Scottish context. Student will be jointly supervised by Professor Stewart Fotheringham, Centre for Geoinformatics, and Professor Duncan Maclennan, Centre for Housing Research, at the University of St Andrews, in collaboration with HOME.

Candidate should preferably have spatial analysis skills and technical capabilities (e.g. programming knowledge is highly desirable) and needs to be UK-based to fulfil the requirements of the funding agency.

Application deadline is 23 November, 2012. 

More information is available here.