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

Maurice Pagnucco morri at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Wed May 28 15:26:17 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, Constraint 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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