Masters Research Assistantship in Autonomous Systems and Numerical Modeling of River Systems

University of Texas at El Paso - El Paso, Texas, U.S.A
The research assistantship covers living expenses and student tuition during 2 years
Mar 03, 2021
Apr 02, 2021
Masters Research Assistantship UTEP
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Student / Graduate
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Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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The Department of Earth, Environmental and Resource Sciences (DEERS) at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), invites applications for 1 position at the Masters level research assistantship on the broad areas of fluvial geomorphology, autonomous sensing and sampling and numerical modeling. We seek dedicated and motivated students holding Bachelors of Science degrees in civil or electrical engineering, earth science, geology, geography, computer science, data analytics or a related physical science field. The student will work under the supervision of Prof. Alvarez ( Students interested in the following fields are encouraged to apply: autonomous systems (aerial and aquatic), machine learning, robotics, water resources, fluvial geomorphology, Computational Fluid Dynamic models. The selected student will be engaged in one of the following research projects: 1) Use of autonomous systems (unmanned aerial systems and autonomous boats) for innovations in process-based robot learning complemented with real-time adaptive sampling for path planning and rapid surveying of hydrosystems. 2) Development, testing, improvement and application of distributed, parallelized, physically based modeling of flow, sediment and bed evolution at the scale of a large river reach and at the scale of a laboratory flume. 


Review of applications will start immediately, and successful applicants may start in Fall 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are found. Interested candidates should email their CV and unofficial transcripts to Prof. Alvarez (


The Department of Earth Environmental and Resource Sciences (DEERS) at University of Texas at El Paso is a vibrant group of 25 faculty representing a wide variety of geology, geophysics, hydrology, environmental science, and geography expertise. The degrees the Department offers include the B.S., B.A., and M.S. in Geological Sciences, the B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science, the B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics, and a minor in Geography. Our Ph.D. in Geological Sciences includes students with interests in any of these subdisciplines. We also support student training in cross-campus interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs including the Environmental Science and Engineering, Computational Science, and Data Science Ph.D. programs. The University of Texas at El Paso is a national and international research university committed to access and excellence. UTEP enrolls over 25,000 students UTEP is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1 university.