The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Arkansas is seeking multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates and Ph.D. students whose work will focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The selected candidates will utilize thestate-of-the-art artificial intelligence, robotics, and manufacturing techniques to design mobile autonomous surface swabbing platforms to facilitate biosensing and food safety applications in the poultry processing plant. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Dongyi Wang and collaborate with other faculties from University of Arkansas and Georgia Tech to design the experiment, write high-quality manuscripts, mentor students, coordinate research and extension teams, and participate in grant writing.
Applicants are required to have an earned degree in one of the following disciplines: Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
The candidate must have strong track record or interests in robotic control and manipulation, path planning, navigation and/or computer vision. The candidate needs to be familiar with commonly used programming language and open source libraries or platforms. The candidate is expected to have good communication and technical writing skills.
Cover letter, CV, transcripts for all degrees, contact information for three references. For Ph.D. applicants, both TOFEL (80+) and GRE (>307+3) scores are required.
Anticipated Start Date:
Postdoc position: April 2023 or based onnegotiation. Ph.D. position: Summer/Fall 2023. Application review will continue until the positions are filled, and qualified candidate will be invited for online interviewing.
About University of Arkansas:
The University of Arkansas is the R1 flagship of the University of Arkansas System. The campus is located in Fayetteville, AR where is regularly ranked the top 5 best places to live in the U.S. Northwest Arkansas region is also the hometown of big companies such as Walmart, Sam’s, Tyson food, J.B. Hunt which offer great job opportunities for data scientists, automation engineers, and food engineers. The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department of University of Arkansas ranks top 20 in the U.S. and is well-known throughout the country.
Dr. Dongyi Wang, Assistant Professor
Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, firstname.lastname@example.org, 479-575-5782