Dr. Guoming Li at the Department of Poultry Science is seeking Ph.D. graduate student assistants in integrative precision poultry science. Graduate Research Assistantship will be provided through the Department of Poultry Science and cover tuition, health insurance, and stipends. Stipends will be commensurate with education, experience, and skillsets. Preferred start dates are Summer or Fall 2023. The research group’s mission is to conduct cutting-edge research on integrated precision management/applications of digital technologies, data analytics, automations, or models to modern poultry production systems. Potential research topics include poultry smart sensing and environmental control, applied artificial intelligence, robotics, automated animal welfare assessment, digital phenotyping, three-dimensional reconstruction, and automatic behavior monitoring and analytics. Students will be expected to publish research work in refereed journals and disseminate results in national/international conferences. Prospective individuals should own the following qualifications or present fast-learning abilities for programming and precision technologies.
Self-motivated individuals with strong interests in the abovementioned research topics and skillsets are highly recommended to apply for the positions. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Guoming Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) and enclose a PDF copy of the following documents in a communication email: 1) cover letter describing qualifications, experience, and future research plans; 2) resume/CV; 3) unofficial electronic transcript of the highest degree awarded; 4) GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores; 5) contact information for three professional references including names, email, address, and affiliation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, and subsequent interviews will be requested for potential candidates.
S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in poultry science, animal science, agricultural or biosystems engineering, computer science/engineering, electrical engineering, automation, or related fields
Experience in computer programming (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C++/C, Java, ROS, Arduino), computer vision or image processing, sensors, machine/deep learning, or robotics, with peer-reviewed research records (e.g., journal publications)
Willingness to work in farm environments and poultry for data acquisition and research implementation
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team.
The University of Georgia is steeped in tradition and committed to providing endless possibilities to our community. It was founded in 1785 and is the birthplace of public higher education in America.The University of Georgia ranked #16 in the US public school and made $7.6 billion impact in Georgia State. The University of Georgia began offering specialized study in the poultry sciences even before creating the Department of Poultry Science in 1912. In the years since, many students have received degrees in poultry science. The department is proud of the fact that most graduates enter poultry professions after graduation. Poultry production is Georgia's largest agricultural industry, and agriculture is Georgia's largest industry.