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Graduate Students

A number of graduate student positions (MSc and PhD) are available in the Healthy City Lab, within the Departments of Geomatics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary.

Research & Environment

We are seeking graduate students to work in a friendly, flexible and intellectually engaging lab on projects exploring methods from Artificial Intelligence and Geographic Information Science to develop tools and techniques for health management, disease monitoring and diagnostics. Students will work on technical challenges that are motivated by real-life applications and gain experience in solving problems in an interdisciplinary environment.


Consideration will be given to applicants who (1) have a Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline, (2) have experience in programming, machine learning or GIS and (3) are curious and passionate to explore and learn new concepts, methods and technologies. Experience in building machine learning models using datasets in health or geospatial disciplines would be an asset. 

Application Details

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter that explains your research interests and (2) your current CV, with the subject line “Application – [Your Name]" to Sayeh Bayat, at Applicants are encouraged to apply to this position immediately. Application packages will be accepted until positions are filled.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position #1

The Healthy City Lab is seeking a joint postdoctoral fellow with the DRIVES Research Team at the Washington University in St. Louis to work on projects exploring methods from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Geographic Information Science (GIS) to investigate the long-term impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) on driving behaviour and driving cessation among persons with and without preclinical AD. For more information, check here.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position #2

The Healthy City Lab ( at the University of Calgary is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to work at the intersection of Machine Learning and Digital Health, focusing on improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Dementia and promoting Healthy Aging. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of Dr. Sayeh Bayat and will be based in Calgary, AB.

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