Two funded PhD research assistantships announced

The Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering and the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis announce the availability of two funded PhD research assistantships.  Students will be working with advisor Professor Mike Worboys and will register for the degree of PhD.  The funding will cover a stipend, tuition, and a contribution to the health insurance premium.  The first position relates to a recent project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation entitled “Information integration and human interaction for indoor and outdoor spaces.”  The project abstract may be found at  The second position relates to recent funding received on the use of spatial information systems and sensor technologies in emergency management.  The main focus of both assistantships will be the creation of underlying models and fundamental theories.  Candidates for both positions should hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a subject that can be applied to spatial information systems and geographic information science (e.g., computer science, information systems, mathematics, or geography).  The positions are available immediately, but we are prepared also to wait for the right candidates. Further information can be obtained by emailing Professor Worboys at:  The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.