Saturday, January 30, 2010

PhD. Vacancy Industrial Quality Monitoring based on Stati

PhD. Vacancy Industrial Quality Monitoring based on
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Techniques€ ¢â’ ’½
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
is a widely used framework for monitoring industrial processes. Within SPC, control charts are a powerful
tool to detect deviations from normal operation, although they are mainly fit
to processes with a fixed target. Such
fixed target, however, is not present in numerous applications and the proposed
research will focus on such nonstationary processes. Examples are ubiquitous and include production
processes in the agro-food sector but also within the framework of monitoring
industrial equipment that is subject to degradation.
Part of the research fits in the
framework of an interdisciplinary research project entitled € ¢â’ ’¼Prognostics for
Optimal Maintenance (POM)€ ¢â’ ’½. It is
coordinated by the Flanders Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC). The goal of the project is toprovide the tools needed to improve
the way maintenance of industrial machinery is done. Today maintenance is regarded as a necessary
burden to keep the machines running. However,
companies agree that it would be much better if they could step down from this
image and innovate the way machines and
maintenance are sold. The POM consortium will leverage on the experience the
industry has gained in order to solve a complex optimization problem:
how to provide a better maintenance of industrial machines at a lower total
cost of ownership. POM will develop tools and methodologies that will
help machine builders to reduce the costs and market the whole assemble of
machine plus maintenance. Our team is
mainly involved in developing Statistical Process Monitoring algorithms to
detect anomalies during machine operation. Those anomalies then serve as input for lifetime prediction models
developed by our partners.
Keywords: Statistical
Process Control (SPC), nonstationary processes, degradation
Profile: The candidate should preferably hold a degree
in Statistics, Bioscience Engineering, Engineering or Physics.
Interested? Please send your CV and motivation letter to bart.deketelaere@ biw.kuleuven. be. We will contact you soon!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ph.D. position at University of Antwerp

Ph.D. position at University of Antwerp

At the University of Antwerp (Belgium),
there is a vacant position for a pre-doctoral researcher at the Department of Environment, Technology
and Technology Management in the Faculty of Applied Economics. The ideal candidate
has a good background in statistics and mathematics, including good programming
skills and a good command of the English language.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

15 PhD Scholarships at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

15 PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities

  1. Pedagogical and/or Technical Audiology (Subject area 1: Scandinavian Studies, Linguistics)
  2. Media, Citizenship and Rhetoric (Subject area 2: Education, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)
  3. Power, Knowledge and Politics in Europe and the European Cultural Area (Subject area 3: History, Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2 PhD Position in Agricultural Economics at Univ. of Hohenheim

The International Research Training Group € ¦’¤Modeling Material Flows and Production Systems for Sustainable Resource Use in Intensified Crop Production in the North China Plain" of the University of Hohenheim, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinsch aft, is seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates for

2 PhD scholarships

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

14 PhD Fellowships in Life Sciences, Italy

14 PhD Fellowships starting in spring 2010

Talented and motivated candidates who have, or are expecting to obtain by end of July 2010 a Master or equivalent degree in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics, are invited to submit their application by 31st January 2010.

The candidates can postulate for one to three specific projects. Each project is developed as a collaboration between researchers at the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) and one of the other partner institutions.

General Linguistics: PhD Student, The University of Texas at Arlington

Institution/ Organization: The University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Linguistics & TESOL
Web Address: http://ling.

Level: PhD

Duties: Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics & TESOL at The University of Texas at Arlington
would like to announce the availability of five assistantships for new students
admitted for study in our PhD program starting in Fall 2010. These graduate
teaching assistantships will have a 9 month stipend of $15,300 and cover tuition
for 9 hours of coursework a semester (9 hours is a full-time load).

Our Department has an established doctoral program, with strengths in language
documentation, formal linguistics (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology,
phonetics), corpus linguistics, and second language acquisition (especially
experimental approaches to SLA). Faculty strengths also include Asian,
Austronesian, and Native American languages. We are hiring two new faculty this
year, one in language documentation and syntax and another in second language
acquisition. Facilities include a new Speech Sounds Lab with a soundproof booth
and a portable ultrasound. The graduate students in our Department also organize
an annual student conference that includes the Yumi Nakamura Prize in
Linguistics, which awards a cash prize to the top presentations at the conference.

Because these assistantships were just announced by our Graduate School, we
suggest applicants submit their materials by February 12, 2010 for fullest
consideration for admission and this funding program. Application information
for prospective students can be found at:

http://ling. ive-students/

Application Deadline: 12-Feb-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Graduate Advisor
Department of Linguistics & TESOL The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19559 ? 403 Hammond Hall
Arlington TX 76019-0559

Web Address for Applications: http://grad. ive/apply/ howto/

Contact Information:
Drew Burks

Sunday, January 24, 2010

PhD position Phytoplankton Ecology

Within the EU-funded project FORCE (Future Of Reefs in a Changing Environment) , the research group Aquatic Microbiology of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam has a vacancy for a:

PhD student in Phytoplankton Ecology

1.0 FTE (38hrs per week), 4 years
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