[robotics-worldwide] REMINDER: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Autonomous Systems (Level B/C): closing June 13, 2008

Maurice Pagnucco morri at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jun 10 07:05:02 PDT 2008

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Autonomous Systems (Level B/C)
Faculty of Engineering
School of Computer Science and Engineering
REF. 5862NET

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS) at the
University of New South Wales School of Computer Science and
Engineering seeks to employ up to three research fellows to conduct
high quality and innovative research in autonomous systems.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems <http://www.cas.edu.au  
 > is an Australian Research Council funded research centre with nodes
at UNSW, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology,
Sydney. It is one of the leading centres of research in autonomous
systems world-wide. The centre's current research themes are:
persistent autonomy, multi-robot cooperation and human-machine
interaction. Within these themes the UNSW node of CAS conducts
research in robot learning, knowledge representation and planning,
human robot interaction, urban search and rescue and tactile sensing.
It has won awards in competitions including the RoboCup Four-Legged
Robot Soccer League and in RoboCup Rescue.

Successful candidates may work in any of three projects. CAS has been
actively developing robots for urban search and rescue for several
years. Research opportunities exist in perception and mapping in
unstructured environments; machine learning to autonomously drive
robots over rough terrain; and human-robot interaction. A humanoid
torso has been constructed for the purpose of exploring human-robot
interaction, including teaching by demonstration, speech and gesture
interfaces. This project also includes the development of novel
tactile sensors. The third major project focusses on multi-robot
planning and co-operation. This follows approaches from Cognitive
Robotics, Constrain Solving and Machine Learning.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer, Software,
Electrical, Mechatronic Engineering or similar, as well as
demonstrated ability to see your research integrated on real robotic
systems. The successful candidate should combine strong theoretical
knowledge with a background in building software and hardware systems.
We particularly seek candidates with track records in Machine
Learning, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Constraint
Programming, Speech and Natural Language Processing and Computer
Vision (including visual gesture recognition or face recognition).

Positions are fixed term for 3 years.  The salary range for Research
Fellow is A$71,779 - A$84,618 and for Senior Research Fellow is A  
$87,182 - A$100,022 per year (plus up to 17% employer superannuation
plus leave loading).  Membership of a university approved
superannuation scheme is a condition of employment.

Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in
their application.

All applications must be completed online by visiting the University
of New South Wales Human Resources web site:

The Information Package can be found at:http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/info/pd16050805.pdf

Enquiries maybe directed to Associate Professor Maurice Pagnucco, by
telephone (61 2) 9385 6925 or email: morri at cse.unsw.edu.au

For further information about the School, please visit: www.cse.unsw.edu.au

Applications close : 13 June 2008

Maurice Pagnucco                                email: morri at cse.unsw.edu.au
School of Computer Science and Engineering      phone: +61-2-9385 6925
The University of New South Wales               fax  : +61-2-9385 5995
NSW 2052, AUSTRALIA                   WWW: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~morri/

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