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The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGAwas founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGAHealth Sciences Campus in Athens. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of CAES are dedicated to ...more
Post-Doctoral Position Fusion of Aerial Thermal and Satellite Multi-Spectral Imaging for Remote Sensing-Based Irrigation Management
Topic: A postdoctoral position is available in remote sensing for precision irrigation – combining high resolution aerial thermal-images with satellite VIS-NIR data to support irrigation decision. Brief description: Satellite thermal imaging have coarse spatial resolution and aerial platforms require substantial financial investments, which may inhibit their large-scale adoption. The study aims to increase the capacity of aerial thermal imaging by fusing satellite multi-spectral images in the VIS-NIR range. The study incorporates image processing and "big-data" analysis techniques (deep and machine learning) Role of candidate: The successful candidate is expected to develop semi-automatic tools for near-real-time acquisition and analysis of aerial and satellite images of different characteristics, lead the research, and summarize the results in reports and scientific publications. Funding: The position is part of a funded multi-disciplinary project of the Chief scientist of the Ministry of Agriculture, Israel. Funding is guaranteed for 12 months, with a possible extension for a second year. Desired skills & experience: PhD in agriculture, geography, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related field with strong background in image analysis Adv. Experience with programming software (e.g., R/Matlab/Python) Adv. Experience with machine learning techniques Start date: Flexible, ...more
Company Overview FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you. Overview The FMC Agricultural Sciences, Global Research & Development has an immediate opening for an Agricultural Engineer with a strong product application technology experience and precision agricultural engineering background. The successful candidate will join the ...more
Postdoc Position: Open source plant phenotyping system The computational plant science lab (http://www.computational-plant-science.org/) searches for an energetic and creative computational plant scientist. The applicant will lead the development of the next generation phenotyping platform PLANT IT (http://portnoy.cyverse.org/) as part of an international team within the arpa-e Deeper project (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-programs/roots , https://twitter.com/deeper_project). The applicant will work on improving the new web-frontend, the workflow management of job submissions and the deployment onto the Cyverse cyber-infrastructure to enable high-throughput computation for plant researchers world-wide. The position will offer excellent trainings opportunities at the interface of plant biology and computer science as well as networking and collaboration opportunities to establish their own research line. Requirements for this position are (1) programming experience in python (2) experience in using Linux/Apache environments and container technologies (e.g. Docker/Singularity), (3) interest in open source development including community building, (4) background in computer science, computer engineering, computational biology, information technology, other relevant background or demonstrated hand-on experience. (5) The candidate will need excellent communication skills to work in collaboration with plant biologists, algorithm developer and an open community of users and contributors. ...more