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Cullen Fellowship: Ph.D. Opportunity in Fisheries Data Integration and Analytics

A funded* PhD scholarship is available in the application of semantic data integration and analytics to the marine domain. 

This is an exciting collaboration between NUI Galway and the Marine Institute and will give the student the opportunity to work with a number of modern computer science techniques including ontologies, linked data, and machine learning. 


The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to leverage leading research at the Insight Research Institute which specialises in data analytics, linked data and semantic web technologies

This PhD will involve the creation of a novel, open, generic framework for semantic data integration so that heterogeneous marine data sources can be integrated in a meaningful way.  It should design algorithms that will map between semantic queries and different underlying data structures that improves on the performance of the current state-of-the-art, whilst retaining expressiveness.  An analytics engine will then be constructed on top of the semantic model, to be used as a decision support tool.


* Initially 3 years funding at €16,000 p.a. including student fees covered at Irish/EU students rate.

Essential Skills: 

The successful candidate will have at least a 2:1 or higher in a computer science related degree.

An interest in fisheries science or the marine environment would be beneficial but not essential.


To apply for the PhD fellowship please send a CV and covering letter to Dr. Jim Duggan ( by 5:30pm, Friday 15th September 2017. 

To talk informally about the project please email either Dr Jim Duggan or Dr. Enda Howley (NUI Galway), or Dr David Currie (Marine Institute).


Dr Jim Duggan, Dr. Enda Howley, College of Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland Galway

Dr David Currie, FEAS, Marine Institute,

Application End Date: 
Friday, 15 September, 2017