H. De Bie: PhD position available at CRG in Ghent, Belgium


Dear colleagues,

My colleague Aleksandra Pizurica (UGent, image processing) and myself have acquired a grant to support a PhD student for four years on the topic ” Clifford algebra methods for efficient multidimensional data analysis”.
In attachment I send you the relevant details and requirements concerning this position. May I ask you to forward it to potential excellent candidates?

The candidate should be available to start his PhD in Ghent *before July 2016*.
Applications should reach me by email by the 20th of November 2015.

all the best,
Hendrik De Bie


Prof. dr. Hendrik De Bie
Clifford Research Group
Department of Mathematical Analysis
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Ghent University
Galglaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

WEB: http://cage.ugent.be/~hdebie/

Universiteit Gent / FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE – Department of Mathematical Analysis
PhD Position
We offer a PhD position for an outstanding candidate to develop innovative mathematical and computational tools for efficient multidimensional data analysis. The focus is on exploring geometries of data in high dimensions, using Clifford algebra methods. The topic is motivated by the explosive growth of data volumes and data dimensionality, which call for fundamentally new approaches in data mining. It is generally believed that geometric algebra methods will play an important role in future approaches for data analysis, but the actual mathematical and computational tools are yet to be developed. In response to these challenges, this PhD aims at establishing both theoretical/mathematical background as well as concrete computational tools for data mining based on Clifford algebra.
The candidate is expected to contribute to the following two topics. First we wish to develop a new theory of geometrical multidimensional filters using hypercomplex Fourier transforms. Second we want to investigate how the geometrical properties of Clifford algebras can be used for manifold learning and source separation.
The selected candidate will be a member of the Clifford Research Group at the Department of Mathematical Analysis (EA16) but is expected to interact frequently with the Image Processing and Interpretation group at the Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing (EA07). Supervision will be jointly by Prof. Hendrik De Bie (EA16) and Prof. Aleksandra Pizurica (EA07).
The position is for up to 4 years, namely a 2-year contract, renewable for an additional 2 years after positive evaluation. The PhD student will receive a monthly scholarship of at least 1.903 euros net, which will amply cover the cost of living.
Starting date is flexible but should be before July 2016.
Profile of the candidate:
-­‐ You have obtained (or will obtain before July 2016) a Master degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering or physics
-­‐ You have extensive Matlab and/or programming skills
-­‐ You have experience with image or signal processing and/or data analysis
-­‐ You are skilled and interested in mathematics also from a theoretical point of view
-­‐ Knowledge of Clifford algebras is a plus but not necessary
How to apply:
Send your detailed résumé (personal info, education & grades, publications if any, etc.), a letter of motivation and one letter of reference to Prof. Hendrik De Bie (Hendrik.DeBie@UGent.be) before the 20th of November 2015. You can also contact him for additional information about the vacancy.
Source: Email from Prof. H. De Bie, 14 Sep. 2015, Hendrik.DeBie_AT_UGent.be

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