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PhD in Image Based Weed Recognition with the University of Sydney, Australia

Type of position Graduate Assistantship
Employer University of Sydney
Location Sydney, Australia
Salary 35,000 AUD/year
Closing date of competition Screening of applicants is immediate and will continue until filled
Date position available Spring 2022/Summer 2022
Description of duties Development of in-crop site-specific weed control technologies is only possible with the availability of accurate weed recognition. The combination of accurate weed recognition and even weed identification with precision weed targeting technologies will enable substantial reductions (up to 90%) in weed control treatment inputs. The resulting environmentally friendly and more sustainable weed control outcomes require the development of sophisticated weed recognition technologies. This project aims to develop highly accurate weed recognition algorithms for representative broadleaf and grass weeds present in wheat and other crops. Research activities that will be conducted towards achieving this aim will include i) development of weed database specific recognition architecture, and ii) supplement exiting weed image database with additional field collected and synthetic imagery. The resulting weed recognition algorithms will undergo in-field testing and evaluation in regional NSW and Southern US cropping systems.

The candidate’s PhD degree will be conferred by the University of Sydney, Australia and the student will spend some research time at Texas A&M University, United States.

Qualifications sought The preferred candidate must hold or be currently working towards an MS degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Remote Sensing, Weed Science or other related discipline, with demonstrated experience or potential in digital image analysis using machine learning approaches.

The scholarship is only available to applicants with Australian citizenship or Permanent Residency.

Contact for additional information Dr. Zhiyong Wang
Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
University of Sydney, Australia
E-mail: zhiyong.wang@sydney.edu.auDr. Michael Walsh
Director of Weed Research
University of Sydney, Australia
E-mail: m.j.walsh@sydney.edu.au
Application procedure  
Submit what Submit
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A copy of academic transcripts (most recent)
Submit to Contact Dr. Zhiyog Wang zhiyong.wang@sydney.edu.au and/or Dr. Michael Walsh m.j.walsh@sydney.edu.au
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