Announcement of Funding for MSc Theses Projects

To strengthen the collaboration, research and innovation between ”Water Engineering” and ”Ubiquitous Computing” research, three Master of Science thesis are announced. Students will work under joint topic and be member of strong research units at University of Oulu during the thesis process.

Each work is funded with a 5000 € grant. The grant is available for students who have not been granted previous financial support for their thesis.

The study might lead to a continuation as one PhD funded project (to be decided later). The thesis will a start as soon as possible, and no later than February 2018.

Please send your CV and motivation letter (max. 1 A4 page) by the deadline of January 31st 2018 to Dr. Mourad Oussalah  (

Thesis I: Natural Language processing for Arctic research ontology characterization

The core work in the thesis is to identify and compare ontologies employed in arctic research and develop model and an application that summarizes research according to each ontology.

The master student is expected to have skills in Python, and preferably natural language processing

Thesis II: A ubiquitous sensor-platform for snow characterization

The master thesis focuses on development of sensor based solutions suitable for snow and ground properties characterization.

The master student is expected to have basic experience from ICT, signal processing and ubiquitous computing.

Thesis III: Image Analysis of Snow Melting Over Time

The thesis focuses on the use of image processing techniques (e.g., variational models) in order to study the process of snow melting through a controlled heat dissipation mechanism.

The master students should have some experience in image processing, statistics and programming skills.