Experimental data recently collected on butterflies motion in Turin could be exploited, profiting as well of data available from different sources on buildings, green areas, water sources and traffic, in order to develop Multi Agents Systems that could later provide predictions and optimisation tools to design location, type and size of new green areas in European Cities.
A research group composed of Biologists and Physicists aims in fact to develop those tools needed to design cities in order to, within the framework of the H2020 Green Cities pillar, allow for and optimise the permeability of urban ecosystem to butterflies and other insects needed to sustain pollination for most of vegetables in urban environment.
This project will be carried out in the Department of Physics.
This PhD project is part of a call for 5 fully funded PhD scholarships in the framework of the PhD in Modeling and Data Science https://dottorato-mds.campusnet.unito.it/do/home.pl at the University of Turin (Italy). The call will open on 28 April 2022 (date TBC). The scholarship is for three years, starting in October 2022.
The PhD program is interdisciplinary, and it involves branches of mathematics, informatics, economics, statistics, and physics.
All interested candidates should submit their application online via the link https://www.phd.unito.it/do/home.pl/View?doc=Submitting_your_application.html. Deadline for applying is 30 May 2022 (date TBC). Notice that the application requires two reference letters, which should be submitted via the same link by the referees before the application deadline. The referees will be able to submit their letters only after the candidate has input all the required information and closed their (part of the) application. If the letters are not submitted by the deadline the application will not be valid.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact the supervisor. More information, including the official call and all relevant (confirmed) deadlines, can also be found here https://dottorato-mds.campusnet.unito.it/do/home.pl/View?doc=/content/Admission.html.
The call for applications is available at the page https://www.dottorato.unito.it/do/home.pl/View?doc=Bando_XXXVIII_ciclo.html.
Admission details and the list of projects can be found here https://www.dottorato.unito.it/do/documenti.pl/ShowFile?_id=g3ot;field=file;key=JbqgKqg0lroYaYMa8BXEFYBVz1z8MXSdAKr7fGFtPR2;t=3298.