10/08/2019

Master's student position with stipend in digital and precision agriculture

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Dalhousie University - Agricultural Campus
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Canada
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DATE
    25/11/2019
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

Nutrients are applied in potato field at different stages of potato cultivation season. During the growing season, farm operators scout the field searching for deficiency symptoms and taking samples for laboratory analysis. In this project, we aim to improve scouting by developing intelligent sensing that can find symptoms and advise on sampling locations so that scouting will become less expensive and more accurate.

The candidate for this program is expected to develop sensing technology using techniques such as image processing and to handle big data collection from the sensors and laboratory tests.

What is funded

Annual stipend of $22,500 –$24,000 CAD for 2 years 

Duration

24 months starting from the admission date to the university

Eligibility

  1. B.Eng. degree in mechanical, electrical, biosystems, or agricultural engineering.

  2. Meeting all the admission requirements to the M.Sc. program of Dalhousie University  

  3. Relevant research experience and knowledge about digital communication systems, agricultural machinery or machine vision will be considered as an asset.  

  4. Demonstration of oral and written communication skills and teamwork skills 

 

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