The Department of Earth Observation Science (EOS) of the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, has a full-time vacant position for a PhD Candidate.
Maps are quickly becoming outdated, about 10 % of the objects change annually. This project focuses on methods to automatically interpret newly acquired sensor data to detect and to update the changed objects in the digital map. The sensor data includes high resolution 2D aerial image data and 3D laser scanner data. Our approach is to use the existing (old) digital maps to learn how various objects appear in these 2D and 3D datasets. It is your task to design a deep learning network to semantically segment airborne sensor data, making use of a huge training dataset derived from the fusion of map and sensor data. For (3D) point clouds derived from stereo (2D) images we aim to build a combined 3D and 2D classification approach, to be able to later classify both point clouds and imagery. Alongside this PhD position, one Postdoc will work on the generation of training data, and one other PhD Candidate will work on the delineation of data into map objects.
The specific tasks in this project are:
- Design of neural networks for image and point cloud classification using massive training data
- Image and point cloud classification and domain adaptation
- Change detection between sensor data and map data
Information and application
Additional information about this position can be obtained from Dr. Oude Elberink (email: email@example.com) or from Prof. Vosselman (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). You are also invited to visit our homepage.
Please submit your application before 10 February 2022 (choose “apply now” below). Your application should include:
- A cover letter (maximum 1 page A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivations to apply for this position;
- a full Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained;
- Official transcripts from all universities attended
- Names and e-mail addresses of three references
About the organization
The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. Our mission is capacity development, where we apply, share and facilitate the effective use of geo-information and earth observation knowledge and tools for tackling global wicked problems. Our purpose is to enable our many partners around the world to track and trace the impact – and the shifting causes and frontiers – of today’s global challenges. Our vision is of a world in which researchers, educators, and students collaborate across disciplinary and geographic divides with governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutes, businesses, and local populations to surmount today’s complex global challenges and to contribute to sustainable, fair, and digital societies.