Seeking Student Research Assistants

The Platial Analysis Lab in the Department of Geography is currently seeking undergraduate and/or graduate research assistants to work part time on a variety of projects. These are paid positions with flexible schedules starting ASAP or Winter 2022 semester. Opportunities could extend into the summer if there is mutual interest. Interested students are invited to apply for one or more of the projects below:

Micromobility (e-scooters) Toolkit

This project involves extracting patterns in micromobility trajectory data and building a series of analysis modules to help us better understanding the role of these services in an urban setting.

Requirements include experience with

  • Python
  • SQL (ideally PostgreSQL)
  • Spatial data manipulation

LocatEd: Increasing location privacy awareness

For this project we are building probabilistic models for identifying the geo-indicativeness of text using natural language processing.

Requirements include experience with

  • Natural language processing

Location Privacy Mobile Application

This project involves building a mobile “app” for sharing private location information using a series of geo-masking and encryption techniques.

Requirements include experience with

  • Flutter or React-Native
  • or Android SDK and/or iOS SDK

Interested students should email Prof. Grant McKenzie with their CV and the title of the project in which they are interested.