About the project
We are about to receive a number of Array of Things nodes from Chicago (see https://arrayofthings.github.io/
and in particular https://arrayofthings.github.io/node.html
) to be deployed in the City of Bristol as an international pilot. The nodes collect a range of environmental data (see https://arrayofthings.github.io/node-locations.html
) that could then be processed to develop insights on aspects of urban life. The student will contribute to the configuration, deployment and operation of the nodes in order to ultimately apply data science to help with the processing of the collected data.
Why choose this opportunity?
You will have the opportunity to be part of a unique international collaboration, learn about cutting edge urban sensing technologies in a setting that puts citizen needs first.
Basic coding skills (e.g. Python/R), some understanding of electronics/embedded systems, knowledge of statistics and/or data science would be useful.
About the programme
The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration
• Innovation & Enterprise
• Making your research a success
• Research communications
• Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.