Postdoc Researcher: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics

IMaR is currently recruiting for a postdoctoral researcher who will lead a small team in an industrial Internet of Things project around sensor deployment, data analytics and AI on industrial manufacturing machinery. This wide-ranging role, working in collaboration with a major multi-national industrial partner, will give the successful candidate exposure to varied engineering disciplines and experience. The project is funded by SFI Confirm: Smart Manufacturing Research Centre.

The successful candidate will also provide strategic and technical input to the project team.

Applications Close July 22nd 2020

More information here

Apply through ITTralee HR Portal

Masters of Engineering Scholarship Available

IMaR is currently offering a Masters Scholarship to a suitable candidate who will investigate an industrial Internet of Things project around sensor deployment, data analytics and AI on industrial machinery. The project is funded by SFI Confirm: Smart Manufacturing Research Centre in collaboration with a major multinational industrial partner.

This project will focus of the development of sensing and data analytics to enable Predictive Maintenance (PdM) in legacy industrial machines, focusing on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques which can allow for the rapid re-training of analytic algorithms to account for machine variability.

Applicants are required to have a minimum qualification of an Honours Degree (2.1 or better) in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Physics, or equivalent. Familiarity with Python, R or a similar language is desirable.

This 2 year Masters scholarship will cover all postgraduate student fees and provide a monthly stipend to cover living expenses. A budget for equipment, material and travel will also be provided.

Further information available here

Any questions should be sent to Dr. Daniel Riordan: daniel.riordan@staff.ittralee.ie

To apply send a detailed CV by email to daniel.riordan@staff.ittralee.ie

Postdoc/Research Fellow(Software)

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Researcher or Research Fellow to work on a SFI-Lero co-funded project in collaboration with a leading agriTech manufacturer. The successful candidate will will have extensive C# development experience, exposure to modern development technologies, frameworks & patterns, experience, the discipline of working within a fast-paced test driven environment and a proven ability to deliver software on-time and experience working with ES5 & ES6, TypeScript a plus.

The successful candidate will also provide strategic and technical input to the project team.

Applications Close June 30th 2020

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Internship Opportunity

The IMaR Technology Gateway is putting out an expression of interest for an internship/work-placement for a 3rd and 4th year Engineering students. The student internship will be for a period of 12 weeks starting on the 1 st of June 2020. The successful student will be working on a research project involving CAD design and simulation (or) development of software interfaces for wireless sensors All interested students are invited to send CVs to Krishna Panduru (krishna.panduru@staff.ittralee.ie) by 1pm Wednesday, 27 th of May 2020.

Institute of Technology, Tralee, South Campus, Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Post Doc Researcher/Research Fellow – Motion Control, Navigation and Dynamics

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Researcher or Research Fellow to work on a SFI-Lero co-funded project in collaboration with a leading manufacturer of heavy electromechanical equipment. The successful candidate will collaboratively work in the areas of path planning, system dynamics, motion control and sensor systems for autonomous vehicle operation. The successful candidate will also provide strategic and technical input to the project team.

Applications Close June 10th 2020

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REAMIT

Improving Resource Efficiency of Agribusiness supply chains by Minimising waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors

Project details

  • Programme: INTERREG North-West Europe
  • Duration of the Project: 42 months
  • Total budget: € 4.88 m
  • EU funding: € 2.93 m
  • Lead Partner: University of Bedfordshire (UK)
  • Partners: 
    • Images & RĂ©seaux (France)
    • National University of Ireland
    • University College Dublin (Ireland)
    • University of Nantes (France)
    • Levstone Ltd (UK)
    • Nottingham Trent University (UK)
    • Whysor (Netherlands)
    • Institute of Technology in Tralee (Ireland)
    • SenX (France)
    • Ulster University (UK)
    • Dunbia (Northern Ireland)

Aims and Objectives

The REAMIT project proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains in NWE to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency. The EU has committed to halving food waste by 2030 by focusing on all stages in the supply chain. 35% of food waste in EU-28 has occurred in supply chains in 2012. Though technologies exist to reduce food waste, they have not been applied to food supply chains.

Specific objectives:

REAMIT will focus on fruits, vegetables, meat and fish as these are wasted in large quantities. The supply chain includes farms, packaging sites, food processors, distribution, logistics, wholesalers and retailers. The project will be carried out in Ireland, Germany, France, UK and the Netherlands due to the amount of interconnected food supply chains and huge food waste in these countries. The project will adapt existing Internet of Things and Big Data technologies to best fit the needs of the food supply chain management system in NWE. Through testing and adaptation, these technologies will be enabled to continuously monitor and record food quality and signal potential food quality issues. Through analytics, owners of ‘food to be at risk of becoming waste’ will be provided with decision support options to minimise food waste including redistribution to nearby customers. REAMIT project will save 1.8Mt of food waste or €3B per year in NWE, avoid 5.5Mt/yr of CO2 emissions, test and operationalise 8 solutions, and, support 20 enterprises. The technologies will be self-sustaining at the end of the project. They will be made available to the public via REAMIT website and social media.

The long-term effects of REAMIT will be optimising (re)use of food and natural resources in NWE economies and a consortium capable of jointly addressing the challenges in food sector.

The first newsletter is now available.

Opportunity – Research Assistant (Engineering –Mechatronics)

IMaR currently have an opening for a Research Assistant in Engineering – Mechatronics to join our team based out of the Institute of Technology Tralee.

Research Assistant

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All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 21st February 2020

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

Opportunities – 2 posts Software Engineering, Data Analytics and Machine Learning

IMaR currently has openings for 2 researcher to join our team:

  • Research Fellow – Software and Control Engineering
  • Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Researcher – Data Analytics and Machine Learning

All applications to be made online. 

More information and application

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 2nd December 2019.

IMaR awarded funding for R&D equipment

The IMaR Research Centre at IT Tralee has been awarded funding by Enterprise Ireland for a significant investment into cutting-edge equipment for R&D in advanced manufacturing. This new equipment will be made available to Irish manufacturing companies to test and trial new technologies in manufacturing via the IMaR Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway, IMaR’s outward facing industrial engagement division, based at IT Tralee.

In total, there were 43 successful applicants from the Institutes of Technology (IoT) and TU Dublin to the value of €6 million, of which IMaR have received 4 separate awards. The four funding awards include:

  • A fleet of autonomous industrial vehicles
  • A suite of industrial machinery monitoring equipment
  • An industrial wireless communication technology testbed
  • A high-performance industrial data-analytics server.

The development of the facility will allow IMaR to showcase current advancements in machine connectivity, industrial wireless communication and process automation and optimisation, along with providing a trialling space for new technologies under development by the IMaR Research Centre and partner companies.

Commenting on the funding announcement, Dr. Daniel Riordan, Manager of IMaR Technology Gateway and Director for Industrial Engagement said, “A key component of IMaR’s success in this funding call was its strong track record in industry engagement, specifically meeting the needs of the Irish Manufacturing sector. Funding for this testbed will allow Irish manufacturing to remain at the cutting edge of manufacturing efficiency, quality and profitability as the sector continues to implement the concepts of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.”

Within IMaR this equipment will be combined to create an advanced manufacturing technology testbed, focusing on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which will open to Irish industry for the evaluation of system capabilities or to work collaboratively with the IMaR Research Centre on the research and development of new automation, robotics, machine monitoring and Data Analytics technologies.

Dr. Pat Doody, Joint Principal Investigator and Director of Advanced Studies of IMaR said “The award of this funding from Enterprise Ireland further confirms IMaR’s place as the primary research centre in Ireland for applied research into the Industrial Internet of Things. The funding will facilitate IMaR in providing state of the art technologies which will be made available to our current industry partners and will also be instrumental in attracting further companies to avail of the expertise offered by IMaR. This testbed will ensure that our partners continue to compete at the cutting edge.”