[robotics-worldwide] Research positions on planning in multiagent systems at INESC-ID, Lisbon

Francisco Melo fmelo at inesc-id.pt
Wed Jan 26 13:46:22 PST 2011

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  Thank you,

Francisco S. Melo


(Apologies for multiple postings)

The Group of Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters (GAIPS) of
INESC-ID currently has available 2 (two) research positions in
Computer Science/Electrical Engineering. We are seeking highly
motivated researchers to integrate the research team for the project
"MAIS+S: Multiagent Intelligent Surveillance Systems"

The successful candidates are expected to have a Master or PhD in
computer science, electrical engineering or related area, with
experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

* Sensor networks;
* Decision-theoretic planning under uncertainty;
* Multiagent systems;
* Robotics and computer vision.

The researchers are expected to contribute to the  project MAIS+S in
one or more of the following topics:

  * Development of a decision-theoretic model for a vision-based
surveillance network that includes static and mobile nodes mounted on

  * Development and implementation of planning/decision algorithms for
decentralized and automated control of the network (in terms of
data-flow, robot control, recovery from failure, etc.)

  * Development of efficient inter-node communication strategies for
the network.

The project is a collaboration between INESC-ID (Lisbon, Portugal),
Instituto Superior Tecnico/UTL (Lisbon, Portugal), Carnegie Mellon
University (Pittsburgh, USA), and ObservIT (Lisbon, Portugal), a
company working in the area of intelligent surveillance systems.

The grants have a duration of 12 months, easily renewable up to a
total of (a) 18 months (for researchers with an M.Sc. degree); or (b)
24 months (for researchers with a Ph.D.) The grants are expected to
start on March 2011, and will include accident insurance and social
security contributions.

The grantees are expected to work with the Group of Intelligent Agents
and Multiagent Systems, at INESC-ID, and will also have the
opportunity to work in close collaboration with our partners at
Instituto Superior Tecnico and ObservIT.

Applications should be sent to Francisco S. Melo (fmelo at inesc-id.pt)
and should include a detailed CV, including a list of publications, a
brief statement about research interests and motivation to join the
project, and the name and contact of 3 references. Applications will
be considered until February 25, 2011.

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