[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Student Opportunities in AI and Robotics at the University of New Hampshire

Chris Amato camato at cs.unh.edu
Fri Dec 19 06:25:58 PST 2014

The Artificial Intelligence Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is growing!  Led by Chris Amato and Wheeler Ruml, the group has multiple openings for PhD students in AI and robotics.  Currently active research interests in the group include AI topics such as: 

* Heuristic search
* Metareasoning
* Planning under time pressure
* Planning under uncertainty 
* Multiagent systems
* Reinforcement learning

and robotics topics such as:

* Motion planning
* Task planning in dynamic and open worlds
* Belief space planning
* Interfacing task and motion planning
* Multi-robot coordination

UNH is located in beautiful Durham, New Hampshire, just an hour north of Boston in the historic New England region of the United States.  With beaches, hiking, and skiing, along with low cost of living and high broadband penetration, New Hampshire was recently ranked the best place to live in the US according to the Washington Post.  For more about the UNH AI group, visit www.cs.unh.edu/ai <http://www.cs.unh.edu/ai>.

Students should have a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field. A background in AI planning, machine learning or robot platforms (including ROS) is advantageous, but is not necessary.  Students applying by January 30, 2015 will maximize their chances of funding, although applications will be accepted until mid-March.

Contact Chris Amato (camato at cs.unh.edu <http://cs.unh.edu/>) or Wheeler Ruml (ruml at cs.unh.edu <http://cs.unh.edu/>) with any questions. Additional information about the graduate program and applications can be found at www.cs.unh.edu/graduate-program <http://www.cs.unh.edu/graduate-program>.

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