[robotics-worldwide] ******** Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning *********

jesse hoey jessehoey at computing.dundee.ac.uk
Mon Nov 23 02:24:47 PST 2009

******** Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning *********

School of Computing, University of Dundee, Scotland

The School of Computing at the University of Dundee seeks applicants
for a research position on machine learning for assistive robotics.
The goal of the project is to build a device for stroke rehabilitation
that adapts to a user over time. The successful candidate will work on
algorithms in reinforcement learning,  including, but not limited to,
decision theoretic models (MDPs and POMDPs).  Experience in machine
learning or reinforcement learning are necessary for the position.
Experience in robotics, computer vision and human-computer interaction
will be considered assets.

The work will take place in the context of the DyNaMo consortium
project, funded by EU and Mexican government agencies, that involves
eight universities and two corporations in Mexico, Spain, Canada,
France, the Netherlands, and the UK.  The project's main goals are the
investigation of probabilistic graphical models and their
applications, and involves work in theoretical and practical

The successful candidate will be based at the School of Computing at
the University of Dundee in Scotland, and will join the Computational
Systems group there, a large and dynamic group of researchers in
machine learning, multi-agent systems, and computer vision.  The
candidate will collaborate with the project partners at the Instituto
Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Mexico, and the
University of Toronto, Canada.  This fixed-term post is available
immediately for a period of 12 months, with a potential for a further
6 months conditional on funding.

Informal inquiries should be made to Dr. Jesse Hoey
(jessehoey at computing.dundee.ac.uk).  Full details on how to apply can
be found at www.jobs.dundee.ac.uk, reference AAE/3054.

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and
welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Jesse Hoey
School of Computing,
University of Dundee,
Dundee, Scotland, DD14HN
 +44 (0) 1382 384154
The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish charity, No: SC015096

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