Opportunities

From time-to-time the GIST Group will post job openings for new staff members, post graduate positions (post graduate, post masters, and post doctoral), and summer faculty and students. The availability of positions in the group is dependent on the availability of sponsor funding and can range from a 10 week summer assignment, to 1-3 years for Doctoral and Post-Master's openings, or long term careers for new staff.

ORNL Employment Opportunities

Research Interships in Geographics Information Science
The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently searching for multiple research interns in population distribution and dynamics, critical infrastructure data modeling, earth science informatics, and energy infrastructure modeling. 

Long Term Career Opportunities. With funding in excess of $1 billion and a staff of four thousand, ORNL is one of the world's foremost research centers and one of the United States' largest national laboratories.

Wigner Fellowship Program. The Wigner Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for outstanding young scientists and engineers from around the world to select and pursue fundamental or applied research in areas of global interest through this two-year Fellowship that offers competitive salary and benefits.

For inquiries regarding posted openings within the GIST group please contact:

Ashton Brannon, Administrative Assistant
Geographic Information Science & Technology Group

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Highlights

Machine Vision and Applications proposes a new method to infer road networks from GPS trace data and accurately segment road regions in high resolution aerial images
Congratulations to the authors Jiangye Yuan, Anil M. Cheriyadat, Robert Stewart, Marie Urban, Sam Duchscherer, Jason Kaufman, April Morton, Gautam Thakur, Jesse Piburn, and Jessica Moehl

A Bayesian model for integrating population domain knowledge with open source data under uncertainty
Understanding building occupancy is critical to a wide array of applications including natural hazards loss analysis, green building technologies, and population distribution modeling.

Lab's Smart Grid Visualization Research Featured in IEEE Newsletter [June, 2012]
An article titled "Virtualization of the Evolving Power Grid" and authored by Olufemi Omitaomu, Alex Sorokine and Varun Chandola in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division has been published in the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.

New ORNL Tool Developed to Assess Global Freshwater Stress [March 23, 2012]
New method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change.

Off the Map [March 2012]
After the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast along Sendai, Japan, a special team at the software company Esri quickly jumped into action.

New ORNL Technology to help KUB Customers Understand Their Bill
January 27, 2012, WATE.COM – If you think there's a problem with your utility charges or how your meter's being read, all you may be able to do is call your utility company.

Grid Visualization Efforts Helped Heal After Hurricane
September 26, 2011 – By many counts, Irene was the worst hurricane the U.S. East Coast has had to contend with since 2003. For those inland areas hit hardest by flooding, restoration will likely continue for years.

Joplin, Missouri Tornado: Do People Fail to Respond to Tornado Warnings?
Jenniffer Santos-Hernandez at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helped conduct a phone survey of more than 600 people in Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama.