Tailored opportunities: Two PhD positions in Water Security and Data Sciences at University of Delaware, United States


Do you have a passion for water, and an interest in data science? The Water Security group in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware is seeking two motivated Ph.D. students to join our program in Fall 2020, studying complex water systems and addressing water security issues through the lens of coupled human and water systems.


The ideal candidates who have passion for water, and can commit to improving water security in the agricultural, urban or coastal environment, and have a Master’s degree in applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, geography, hydrology, physics, statistics, water resources or a related field. It is preferable that the candidates have some knowledge of computer programming (e.g., R, Python, Java, Fortran, C), machine learning, cloud computing, system optimization or computational modeling. Experienced in probabilistic graphical models and/or agent-based modeling is a plus.

Candidates are expected to 1) have good oral communication and writing skills; 2) work independently and also in an interdisciplinary team; 3) develop their own research ideas; and 4) have the willingness and ability to learn, use and develop data analysis tools and/or cyber-infrastructure to address water security issues in the changing environment. Please check out our lab website for more information


Deadline for application is 1 December 2019. The deadline for priority consideration for admission and funding is January 5, 2020.


I nterested applicants should send a brief letter of their interests and a copy of their CV and transcripts via email to Dr. Yao Hu (tomhuyao@gmail.com) . Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

More details on the position and on application procedure area also available here.

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

2 thoughts on “Tailored opportunities: Two PhD positions in Water Security and Data Sciences at University of Delaware, United States”

  1. I want to study PHD on the Title Water Security and Data Sciences at University of Delaware, United States, you posted on November 19,2019 and I have MSc. in Irrigation and drainage engineering from mekelle university Ethiopia. So how can i apply.

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