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In-line characterisation of multiphase systems for industrial applications using Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence


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  Dr S Unnikrishnan  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

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About the Project

Funded PhD position in Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence

A fully funded PhD position is available at the Institute of Technology Sligo for the project titled ‘Inline Characterisation of Multiphase Systems using Computer Vision & AI for food and pharmaceutical applications’. This project will be carried out under the primary supervision of Dr. Saritha Unnikrishnan, co-supervised by Dr. David Tormey and Dr. John Donovan in collaboration with the PEM Centre in IT Sligo, the dermatological product team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in UK, the nutrition facility at Abbott Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.

The successful applicant will investigate a novel imaging approach to characterise the solid, liquid and gaseous phases from emulsion-based products such as API involved pharmaceutical creams and Pickering emulsions in food applications, analyse the statistical distribution of the phase characteristics and predict the product stability using AI in real-time. 


Minimum first-class honours degree or equivalent GPA in Computer Science, Computing with Machine Learning & Computer Vision 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 Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning, proficiency in programming languages such as Python and MATLAB will be an added advantage but not mandatory.  

As part of the application, you will need to supply the following to [Email Address Removed] 

·      A copy of your current CV (detailing academic qualification, projects undertaken and publications (if any)).

·      Copies of your academic qualifications; this should include both certificates and transcripts, and must be translated to English.    

·    Two academic references

·    Proof of your English Language proficiency test (for non-EU applicants)

Deadline of applications: 9/10/2021

Funding Notes

FUNDING SOURCE: IT Sligo President’s Bursary with a maintenance grant of €16,000 p.a. and up to €4,000 p.a. for expenses as approved. Tuition fees (currently €819 p.a.) will be wavered by the Institute for all holders of student bursaries. Students are required to pay their registration fee. The registration fee for 2021-2022 is €3,000 p.a.


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