[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc grant in Decentralized Planning under Uncertainty

Matthijs Spaan mtjspaan at isr.ist.utl.pt
Wed Nov 14 04:17:34 PST 2007

PostDoc grant in Decentralized Planning under Uncertainty

A postdoctoral research grant is available at the Institute for
Systems and Robotics (ISR) of the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon,
in the area of Decision-theoretic Planning under Uncertainty for
Cooperative Systems. The research will consist of developing theory
and algorithms for decentralized planning under uncertainty, with a
focus on multirobot teams. The candidate should have experience with
sequential decision-making frameworks such as (partially observable)
Markov decision processes (MDPs/POMDPs), as well as experience with
cooperative multiagent systems. The research activities will take
place at ISR-Lisbon's Intelligent Systems Laboratory
(http://islab.isr.ist.utl.pt). Candidates should submit their
application until Dec 5 and the selected candidate should expect and
be ready to start his/her work soon after that date.

1. The applications must include the following:

Curriculum Vitae (including full name, date and place of birth,
nationality, ID or passport number and validity date, postal address,
fax number and e-mail, education record, previous employment (if any),
scientific area of interest, written and spoken languages and

Statement of purpose, describing the objectives the candidate intends
to pursue during the period of the grant;

Two recommendation letters;

Copy of diploma(s) (English official translation);

2. Conditions offered

A monthly grant of approximately 1,495 EUR for a period of (max) 2 years.

Whenever vacancies are available students will be accommodated at one
of the University residences (monthly rent varies from 200 to 300

3. For more information

Contact Dr. Matthijs Spaan at mtjspaan at isr.ist.utl.pt or fax:

[ Matthijs Spaan ]               [ http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt/~mtjspaan ]

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