[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc job in Planning under Uncertainty

Matthijs Spaan mtjspaan at isr.ist.utl.pt
Fri Jan 18 04:01:05 PST 2008

PostDoc job in Planning under Uncertainty

A postdoctoral research grant is available at the Institute for
Systems and Robotics (ISR) of the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.
The topic of the grant is planning under uncertainty in the context of
multi-robot search and rescue. The goal is to develop methodology and
algorithms for heterogeneous teams of robots involved in urban
search-and-rescue tasks. Planning in such scenarios requires agents to
handle uncertainty in acting, sensing as well as communication.
Decentralized partially observable Markov decision processes form a
state-of-the-art formal approach for multiagent planning, and we
intend to apply them to multi-robot search-and-rescue tasks. More
details can be found at http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt/~mtjspaan/decpucs/ .

ISR-Lisbon is a research institute of the Instituto Superior Técnico,
the oldest and largest engineering school in Portugal. ISR-Lisbon has
a long standing tradition of research and development and offers a
modern and enthusiastic research environment with strong
interdisciplinary and international links.

The grant has duration of (a maximum of) two years, and candidates
should have obtained a relevant PhD degree (e.g., Computer Science,
Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering).  The ideal candidate
has expertise in Markov decision processes and multiagent/multi-robot
systems.  Applications should include CV, a statement of research
interests and two recommendation letters, and be sent to Dr. Matthijs
Spaan at mtjspaan at isr.ist.utl.pt or fax: +351-21-8418291, who can also
be contacted for more information. Application deadline is February 7,

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

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