We have a position open for a project assistant to work on a project involving the setting up of a cyberphysical sensing network for monitoring pollution in large water bodies such as rivers. The pilot cyberphysical network will be built on the Godavari River, near Rajahmundry in India. It will involve the use of mobile sensing platforms (using commercial components) that will continually monitor water quality parameters, thus creating a high resolution spatial and temporal map of the river that will be transmitted to an curated on the Cloud on an open access data platform. This data will then be used, in conjunction with physical and machine learning based models, to project the spread of pollution, pin-point sources of pollution, and correlate river quality data with local health and quality of life. The Project Assistant will be supervised by the project leaders and the scientists to help set up the sensor network, assist in measurements, in arrangement of logistics, and interact with local personnel in the field. The position is based in Rajahmundry. The candidate should have a science or engineering background, and a B.Sc./M.Sc. or equivalent degree. Experience in water quality measurement or environmental studies will be a plus, though not absolutely essential. The project is a collaboration between the University of Chicago and The Administrative Staff College of India. Appointments will be for a year, renewable for a second year.
Interested candidates should write to:
Prof. Supratik Guha