[robotics-worldwide] Juniorprofessor (W1) for Cognitive Control at TUM

Radu Bogdan Rusu rusu at cs.tum.edu
Tue Jan 20 13:07:07 PST 2009

The Department of Informatics at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen
invites applications for the position of a

Juniorprofessor (W1) for *Cognitive Control*

which is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is equivalent to
an assistant professorship.

Candidates are expected to have an excellent scientific record in the
area of the learning and reasoning applied or applicable to autonomous
robot control. Application domains include * AI-based control for
everyday manipulation tasks, * perception, interpretation, and
analysis of everyday activities, and * the development of action
skills. Research experience in at least one of the following fields is

- learning and reasoning with probabilistic models
- knowledge representation and algorithmic methods for reasoning under
- methods for optimization and approximation in cognitive control
- methods extracting information from the World-wide Web to provide
   provide cognitive systems with knowledge about objects (appearance,
   3D models), commonsense knowledge, encyclopedic knowledge, social
   knowledge, etc.

Active participation in the Cluster of Excellence "Cognition for
Technical Systems" (www.cotesys.org) is expected.  Furthermore,
teaching contributions are expected in the bachelor, master, and
diploma education of the faculty. The appointment will be for an
initial period of three years. Upon positive evaluation of the
performance the position will be extended to an over-all duration of
six years.

Candidates must hold a degree from a university or an accredited college
of applied science, pedagogical aptitude, and the qualification for
academic work, which is typically proven by an excellent
Ph.D./doctorate. Further academic achievements, which may have been also
obtained outside the university environments, are desirable. In cases of
substantially equal eligibility, preferential consideration will be
given to disabled candidates.

As part of the excellence initiative of the German federal and state
governments, the Technische Universitaet Muenchen pursues the strategic
goal of substantially increasing the proportion of women in research and
education and thus expressly invites qualified female scientists to
apply for this position.

Applications with the usual supporting information (CV, certificates,
credentials, etc., list of publications including reprints of the most
important papers) should be submitted to:

Dekan der Fakultaet Informatik der TU Muenchen,
Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich,
or by Email to alfons.kemper at in.tum.de

Deadline for applications is 1 February, 2009.

| Radu Bogdan Rusu | http://rbrusu.com/

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list