PhD Fellowship in Data-Driven Agriculture at University College Dublin(UCD), Ireland



University College Dublin in partnership with Origin Enterprises Plc are establishing a new research programme, CONSUS, focussed on the application of precision agriculture to crop production with a particular emphasis on optimisation of agri-food production systems leading to more efficient food production with lower environmental impacts. CONSUS is a multi-disciplinary programme that involves the Schools of Computer Science, Agriculture & Food Science, Biology & Environmental Science, Biosystems & Food Engineering and Industry Partner, Origin Enterprises.

Eligible candidates are hereby invited to apply for a PhD fellowships at University College Dublin, School of Computer Science. Several fellowships are available across a range of data-focused activities.

Research themes include large-scale data mining, data warehousing, ontological knowledge maps, knowledge discovery, deep learning and predictive analytics with temporal and spatial aspects.

About the University

University College, Dublin (commonly referred to as UCD), is a research university in Dublin, Ireland. It has over 1,482 faculty and 32,000 students, and it is Ireland’s largest university.

University College Dublin is frequently ranked among the top universities in Europe.There are five Nobel Laureates amongst University College Dublin’s alumni and current and former staff. The 2016 QS World University Rankings ranks UCD #176 worldwide, and puts it in the 151-200 bracket, for graduate employability.




Computer Science, Agriculture & Food Science, Biology & Environmental Science


The scholarship is for a four-year period, and offers a tax-free stipend of €18,000 per annum, plus an annual contribution to tuition fees of €5,500 per annum.


  • International Students are eligible to apply.
  • First or upper second class honours Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a relevant subject.
  • Candidates who are expected to finish their relevant degree in the summer of 2018 are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must satisfy the UCD Minimum Language Requirements


    March 23, 2018.

    Application Process

    Please send your CV (maximum length 5 pages including names and contact details of three referees), a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (maximum 2 pages), and an example of your writing (publication, thesis, report, dissertation, etc.). Applications should be sent by email to Grainne Ní Nualláin ( and include the following text in the subject line: “CONSUS PhD Application”.

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