[robotics-worldwide] Open position in INESC-ID, Lisbon, for Project MAIS+S: Multiagent Intelligent Surveillance System

Francisco Melo fmelo at inesc-id.pt
Fri Sep 21 02:26:27 PDT 2012

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  -- Position --

  The Group of Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters (GAIPS –
gaips.inesc-id.pt) of INESC-ID currently has available 1 (one)
research position 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 researchers are expected to contribute to the project MAIS+S in
the following topic:

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

  The grant has duration of 9 months, and may be renewed up to 1 year
maximum. The grant is expected to start on November 2012, and will
include accident insurance and social security contributions and is
under an exclusivity contract according to the FCT “Regulations for
Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources” and INESC-ID
Lisbon grant regulations. The research activity will be supervised by
Professor Francisco S. Melo, Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior
Técnico, and Principal Investigator for the project.

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

  -- Application --

  The successful candidate is expected to have a Master degree in
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related area, with
experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

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

  The selection will be based on the academic record of the candidate,
interest for multidisciplinary areas of research related to the
project and possible publications and experience in the area of
intelligent agents. Programming skills and english language level will
also be considered as criteria.

  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 from September 20th until October 22th, 2012.

  For further information and proposal submission, please contact:

    Professor Francisco Melo
    IST TagusPark
    Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva
    Room 2N7.15
    2780-990 Porto Salvo

    E-mail: fmelo at inesc-id.pt

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