[robotics-worldwide] Oxford Mobile Robotics Group, Postdoc position in Intelligent Energy Management for EVs

Ingmar Posner ingmar at robots.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 7 01:12:35 PDT 2013

Dear colleagues, 

	we are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to become part of the Mobile Robotics Group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford and Begbroke Science Park. The post is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is fixed-term until 30 September 2014.

By 2020 independent forecasts predict hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles on UK roads. However, recent studies have shown that mass-market penetration is primarily impeded for all-electric vehicles by fears over range limitations as well as vehicle cost. These are fueled by inaccurate range estimates from the vehicle as well as battery cost. This project aims to address these shortcomings by leveraging state-of-the-art Robotics and Machine Learning techniques for the prediction of vehicle range as well as the optimisation of battery longevity. As part of the team working on this project you will have a highly technical role requiring the research, development and application of techniques from the planning, reinforcement learning and scene understanding domains.

You should have completed your PhD research in a relevant discipline, with a strong background in robot perception, planning and machine learning. Truly excellent programming skills which can or have been applied to the machine learning and robotics domains are absolutely essential. A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, having experience in validation of algorithms, using real data, and the ability to work to deadlines are also essential. A background in vehicular energy systems as well as experience with CAN bus interfaces are desirable.

More information can be found at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs under vacancy id 109021. Informal enquiries may be addressed to ingmar at robots.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 August 2013 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Best Regards, 

Dr Ingmar Posner  

University Lecturer in Information Engineering
and Fellow of Pembroke College
Department Of Engineering Science
Oxford University
Parks Road                       
OX1 3PJ   

Tel:  	(+44) 01865 273148 (IEB)
		(+44) 01865 283778 (Begbroke Lab)
Fax:		(+44) 01865 283145

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