About the Project
A fully funded postgraduate research student position is available at the Institute of technology Sligo, Ireland under the supervision of Dr. Saritha Unnikrishnan (IT Sligo), Dr. David Tormey (IT Sligo) and Dr. Ian McLoughlin (Galway Mayo IT). This project will be carried out in collaboration with the PEM Strategic Research Centre in IT Sligo and Sligo University Hospital.
The project entitled ‘Deep Learning for CT and MR Image Classification of Sinonasal Tumour Entities’ is a collaborative research between IT Sligo and GMIT in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and health-based research funded by the CUA bursary. This is an interdisciplinary project with applications in Computer Science, AI, Data Science and Computer Vision. In addition, the proposed research is innovative and will contribute significantly to the health services research, patient-oriented clinical research and population health research.
This project includes clinical, industrial and academic collaborators from Europe and USA.
The successful applicant will investigate various image processing and AI algorithms aiming to develop a novel diagnostic tool for sinonasal tumour classification from medical images.
Minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent GPA in Computer Science, Computing & Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science or in a related discipline in Engineering will be required. Candidates with a masters degree in any of the above listed areas is desirable. Previous research experience in Image Processing or Machine Learning will be an added advantage but not mandatory.
FUNDING SOURCE: CUA Bursary 2020 with a maintenance grant of €13,000 p.a. and up to €4,000 p.a. for expenses as approved. Tuition fees (currently €819 p.a.) will be paid by the Institute for all holders of student bursaries. Students are required to pay their registration fee. The registration fee for 2018-2019 is €3,000 p.a.
DURATION: Funding will be initially for a maximum of 2 years full time Master’s registration. This research has potential to transition into a PhD up to a maximum of 4 years.
Please send by email to Dr Saritha Unnikrishnan, ([Email Address Removed]) and CC Veronica Cawley [Email Address Removed]
1) A detailed cover letter
2) A full curriculum vitae
3) Academic transcripts for each year of study
4) Contact details of two academic referees
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit the original certificate of comple-tion of an English test.
Please insert the subject line ‘IT Sligo CUA Bursary 2020’ with your electronic correspond-ence.
Closing Date for Applications: 17:00 local time, 21st of September 2020
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