[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in Lifelong Machine Learning for Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania

Eric Eaton eeaton at cis.upenn.edu
Sun May 18 10:47:32 PDT 2014

Postdoc in Lifelong Machine Learning for Robotics

The University of Pennsylvania
Department of Computer and Information Science
General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory

The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Computer and Information Science and the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in machine learning and robotics. The Fellow will conduct research on lifelong machine learning and knowledge transfer, focusing on the development of methods for continually learning and refining knowledge over consecutive learning tasks and continuous experience in problem domains. The Fellow will investigate applications of this research to various problems in robotics (object recognition, control, and multi-robot coordination). Additionally, the Fellow will have opportunities for mentoring students and assisting in the grant proposal process.

The position is available immediately and will be renewable for up to 2 years. A Ph.D. in computer science or robotics (or a related field) is required. The position will report to Dr. Eric Eaton. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, health benefits, career mentoring, and conference travel support.

Candidates should have a strong background in machine learning and/or robotics, supported by a solid publication record in top-tier conferences (e.g., ICML, NIPS, IROS, ICRA, etc.). Candidates will also benefit from having a strong mathematical background and research in at least one of the following areas: transfer learning, multi-task learning, probabilistic modeling, sparse feature analysis, computer vision/perception, or robotic control. Candidates should be familiar with Java, C/C++, and/or Matlab programming in Linux-based environments. The ideal candiate will also have experience in robotics and/or ROS.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, we recommend that you apply early.

For application instructions and further details, see http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~eeaton/openpositions.html
The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League University located near the center of Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the US. The University campus and the Philadelphia area support a rich diversity of scientific, educational, and cultural opportunities; major technology-driven industries such as pharmaceuticals, finance, and aerospace; as well as attractive urban and suburban residential neighborhoods. Princeton and New York City are within commuting distance.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority candidates and women are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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