[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc positions in ML & Robotics at University Stuttgart

Marc Toussaint marc.toussaint at fu-berlin.de
Mon Oct 8 02:08:02 PDT 2012

    *Postdoc Positions at the new*
    *Machine Learning & Robotics Lab, Stuttgart*

Two Postdoc positions are available at the new Machine Learning &
Robotics which will be launched at University Stuttgart in January
2013. The lab focuses on the intersections between Machine Learning
(Reinforcement Learning) and Robotics, covering topics such as the
combination of logic, probabilities and geometry; representation and
symbol learning for acting; probabilistic inference for control and
planning; and autonomous exploration. Post docs with either more
affinity to Robotics (e.g., building autonomous systems that learn via
exploration, imitation or instruction) or Machine Learning (e.g.,
addressing core challenges as mentioned above in the context of RL or
perception) are equally invited to apply.

The available positions range from senior group leader level (A14,
potentially unlimited contract) to short term Postdoc, depending on
your profile and plans. The lab offers rich infrastructure (e.g., we
plan to get a PR2) and close proximity and cooperation possibilities
with the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Schölkopf,
Schaal, Black). Senior Postdocs have one or more PhD positions,
depending on additional funding.

The application process is informal. Applicants should have an
excellent publication record on the relevant conferences (e.g., RSS,
ICRA, IROS or ICML, UAI, NIPS, AISTATS) and in these publications
demonstrate genuine and methodologically solid research ideas and
superior knowledge of their field. In you have any questions
concerning the position, please contact me any time informally.

Applications should be send by email to marc.toussaint at fu-berlin.de,
including a pointer to your webpage where publications can be
downloaded, and an ordinary CV. There is no fixed deadline: positions
will be open until appropriate candidates are found (at least until
Oct 22nd). Please contact me on your earliest convenience.


Marc Toussaint, Prof. Dr.
FU Berlin
Arnimallee 7
14195 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0)30 838 52485

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