Author Archives: derek

Vacancy PhD student: parallel algorithm design for distributed geoscience applications

We have a vacancy for a PhD student working at the intersection of computer sciences and geosciences, with important contributions to the next generation modelling software.

Information about the position can be found at:

https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

Search for (select ‘Academic’ and ‘Faculty of Geosciences’):

PhD Parallel algorithm design for distributed geoscience applications

Or use the direct link:

https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4124&VacatureID=937287&Vacancy=PhD%20Parallel%20algorithm%20design%20for%20distributed%20geoscience%20applications%20%281%2E0%20FTE%29#top)

Vacancy: PhD position

We have a vacancy for a PhD student working at the intersection of geocomputation and environmental health science. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team under supervision of Dr Derek Karssenberg (PCRaster research team, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University) and Dr Ilonca Vaartjes (University Medical Center Utrecht). Detailed information is at http://www.werkenbijumcutrecht.nl/international/vacancies/Pages/phd-gghdc%20(2016-0557).aspx

Coupled field-agent modelling!

Merijn de Bakker joined our team as a PhD student. In his project he aims at the development of concepts for a domain specific language for integrated modelling of fields and agents. Ultimately we hope this will lead to a completely new modelling language in which models can be built containing both decision making agents and fields. Merijn will apply his concepts to an air pollution exposure case study in cooperation with our colleagues from the Healthy Urban Living research group at Utrecht University.

Virtual Globe: PCRaster web simulations of processes on the land surface

The PCRaster team, in particular Koko Alberti who recently joined our team, has developed prototype software to run PCRaster models as web simulations, at a very high (~90 m) resolution, for almost any location on earth! The current facility includes prototype models for sea level change, snow cover, and water erosion. The web simulations are available here (login required). For information and to request a login, please email info@pcraster.nl.