PhD Scholarship in GeoKEA group

The GeoKEA research group ( in the University of Canterbury department of geography is offering a fully-funded full-time 3 year PhD scholarship in the area of geographic data science. Particular topics of interest in our group include analytics on unstructured geospatial data (such as text and images), geographic information retrieval and exploratory search user interfaces (see e.g.,, artificial intelligence and deep learning for geographic knowledge discovery, spatial-temporal digital humanities, and cognitive modelling and geosemantics. As part of the position you will have the opportunity to utilize high-performance computing systems and work with big data. Please see the GeoKEA website for more information on current research.

Candidates with qualifications in computer science, geoinformatics, or geographic information science are encouraged to apply. Candidates from other disciplines such as cognitive science are also encouraged to apply, given a strong technical background. Good working experience with at least one programming language (Python, Java, C++, etc.) is a prerequisite to the position, but the most important quality is a desire to do creative original research at the intersection of GIScience and computer science.


All applicants must contact Dr. Ben Adams to discuss the position via email Please include a CV, copy of transcript, and a one page statement on your research interests and experience.

The application date is April 30, 2017 or until the position is filled. The scholarship can commence any time of the year.

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