Digital Technology and Living with Environmental Change (DT/LWEC)
Four research positions are available to work on an exciting, cross-disciplinary programme of research investigating the role of digital technology in understanding, mitigating and adapting to environmental change. The programme is associated with a £2.5m EPSRC Senior Fellowship awarded to Prof. Gordon Blair under the recent Digital Technology/ Living with Environmental Change (DT/LWEC) call (https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/dtlwecseniorfellows/). This is a prestigious and high profile award targeting excellent science alongside high impact on society and policy makers.
The research work focuses specifically on three highly complementary areas of digital technology, namely the Internet of Things (providing a source of rich environmental data), cloud computing (provide the elastic capacity to store and analyse this data) and data science (providing novel techniques to make sense of this complex data). Science is also a key conduit in understanding and interpreting the resultant complex data, with the technology also having the potentially to be transformative to the science itself (e.g. towards a more open, integrative and collaborative science).