Fully-funded PhD Scholarship in Deep Learning for Applications in Geological Science: Automatic Seismic Data Interpretation using Deep Learning
The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University are pleased to offer a PhD studentship for a collaborative project with industry, funded by European Regional Development Funding, Durham University and GeoTeric Ltd. The project is ideal for someone who wishes to apply research to problems with a strong application to industry.
The fully-funded studentship will start in October 2018 and the successful applicant will receive a scholarship for three years (subject to satisfactory progression).
The studentship includes:
In close collaboration with GeoTeric Ltd., the project involves the development of novel Deep Learning-based solutions to advance the interpretation and understanding of seismic data in two main areas:
Identification of Geobodies
Analysis of Outcrop Analogues
The collaborative nature of the PhD means that you will spend time in both Durham University and GeoTeric's offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, just 12 minutes on the train from Durham.
You need a 2:1 Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject such as Physics, Maths, Computer Science or Geophysics, from a recognised university. EU students would also require a minimum overall IELTS 6.5 score of which no element of less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to the Postgraduate Administrator in the Department of Computer Science: firstname.lastname@example.org
Informal enquiries can be made to project advisors: Dr. Noura Al Moubayed: email@example.com (Computer Science), Professor Andrew Aplin (Earth Sciences) firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Ken McCaffrey (Earth Sciences) email@example.com
Closing date for applications is July 22nd.
Further information on the departments and GeoTeric can be found at: