Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Research Assistant in ML Technologies and Modelling for Aerospace Systems

United Kingdom

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Research Assistant in ML Technologies and Modelling for Aerospace Systems

Organisation

Cranfield University

School/Department

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

For 30 months

Salary

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £32,039 per annum

Posted Date

03/05/2024

Apply by

02/06/2024

Documents

  • 4827 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 434.36kb)
  • Role Description

    Research Assistant in ML Technologies and Modelling for Aerospace Systems

    We welcome applications from prospective Research Assistants in ML Technologies and Modelling for Aerospace Systems with relevant knowledge and experience, to work on various industrial and research agency funded projects.

    About the Role

    The project aims to enhance sensor data accuracy and reliability in fuel tank gauging systems by developing deep learning and physics-informed deep learning models. These models will calibrate raw pressure sensor data to capacitive sensor data and incorporate flight variables to improve accuracy for two different fuel tank types. Collaborating with Airbus, the project involves data collection tests under simulated flight conditions for various tank geometries. Test data analysis will refine the models, culminating in a Gauging Algorithm software package to optimize sensor performance and ensure reliability in operational scenarios.

    As a Research Assistant you will contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-physical Systems, especially concerning the specific projects described above. You will be expected to collaborate with the existing staff working in the area and have communications and meetings with our collaborators within the university or in other international universities.

    About You

    You will be educated to M.Sc. level and have experience and expertise in aerospace system design, data analysis and ML/AI model implementation. Your expertise should demonstrate a track record of publications in the design, development, and programming of AI-based software for aerospace systems, affirming a significant record of accomplishment. As part of your work, you will apply practical experience with AI software development and toolchains.

    You will be expected to meet stringent project deadlines, guaranteeing punctual delivery of high-quality outcomes. Your communication and presentation skills should be outstanding, crafted to resonate with a diverse audience comprising students, industry partners, and research collaborators. Balancing technical proficiency with the expertise and the ability to articulate complex concepts clearly and persuasively.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield's global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Cranfield Aerospace's six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway. Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space. Find out more about our work here About Aerospace. Our reputation for leading in the field of autonomy and AI, advanced air mobility, ATM/UTM, autonomous vehicle systems, applied artificial intelligence and control engineering has been established through more than thirty years of research into this field.

    We work in partnership with industrial clients and research organisations to provide high quality training, research, development and consultancy to meet the challenges of these competitive markets. We have an outstanding international reputation for the quality of our work and our capability of performing both theoretical and experimental studies.

    Our work covers academic provision (MSc and PhD) and research. Research works span from fundamental research and development to single client contract research and development.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Inalhan, Professor Gokhan, Professor of Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence [email protected].

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 02 June 2024

    Job details

    Title

    Research Assistant in ML Technologies and Modelling for Aerospace Systems

    Employer

    Cranfield University

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type

    Research

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to Cranfield University in 1993. In the following years, the university gained a lot of appreciation, and recently, Defence Academy, UK came into partnership with the university.

    The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. Cranfield University has two campuses, one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. Both of them are set in the English countryside, close to several places of interest. The campus promotes students to bond and helps each other out. It offers ample opportunities for sports, social activities, or recreation. The accommodations range from single student apartment blocks to family homes. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

    The university welcomes students from all over the world. As of 2020, the university had 54% of students from the UK and 16% from other EU countries. About 30% of the students were from other parts of the world. It also has one of the best teacher-to-student ratios in the UK, with one academic staff member for five students. Cranfield University is responsible for the education of more than half of the UK's aerospace engineering master's students. It provides placements in HSBC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, and other big companies.

    Cranfield University boasts of its 60,000+ alumni base, and some of the notable personalities include Former Group Chief Executive at Barclays Antony Jenkins, Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima, CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer and CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings Warren East. Some of the other notable alumni are former Prime Minister of Jordan Nader Al-Dahabi, Former CEO of Royal Jordanian airlines Samer Majali, James Vowles who is the Chief Strategist of Mercedes Formula 1 team and Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate.

    Cranfield University, also known as the UK Specialist Postgraduate University, has established its foundation in not only teaching excellent programmes but also as an impeccable research centre. Additionally, the university has been honoured with the Queen's Anniversary Prize six times. As an interesting fact, 96% of Cranfield graduates are either employed or pursuing their further studies.

    The university has successfully partnered with or established close links with more than 130 universities within and outside America - other countries being Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Cranfield has also collaborated with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) on its Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems programme.

    What many students do not know about Cranfield is that the university has connections with some of the Indian universities as well. There are four such institutions are Defence Institute of Advanced Technology in Pune, Indian Institute of Technology of Kharagpur, Manipal University in Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

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