Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Satellite Image Deep Learning

Fairfax, VA
Anticipated starting salary is approximately $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Satellite Image Deep Learning

The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) in the College of Science, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position beginning April 25, 2021. George Mason University is a team member to BlackSky Geospatial to aid in the development of IARPA's Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) Program. The SMART program strives to automate the quantitative analysis of space-based imagery to perform broad-area search for natural and anthropogenic events and characterize their extent and progression in time and space by fusing very large data from multiple satellite sensors. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Drs. Konrad Wessels, Andreas Züfle and Dieter Pfoser of GMU.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The primary job responsibilities of this position are to: 1) implement deep learning models for identifying diverse land cover change processes from time series of medium resolution and high resolution satellite imagery, 2) develop code base for multi-sensor image processing and analysis, 3) write publications, 4) interface with collaborators.

Required Qualifications: * Ph.D. in computer science, data science, or closely related field; * Extensive experience in machine learning for image analysis; * Strong programming skills; * Excellent written communication skills demonstrated by prior publications; and * A track record that demonstrates the ability to work well with interdisciplinary research teams. br>
Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with processing multi-spectral satellite imagery; * Strong programming skills in Python, Pytorch, KERAS, TensorFlow; and * Signal processing/time-series analysis skills.

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9655z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and (3) the names of three to five professional references with their contact information, including e-mail addresses.

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