[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoctoral position in social signal processing for HRI

Mary Ellen Foster MaryEllen.Foster at glasgow.ac.uk
Fri Dec 4 03:15:19 PST 2015

[ Apologies for multiple postings ]

The University of Glasgow invites applications for a post-doctoral position to work on Social Signal Processing in the context of social human-robot interaction. This position is part of the newly funded European project MuMMER ("MultiModal Mall Entertainment Robot"), which aims to develop a socially intelligent humanoid robot that is able to engage and interact autonomously and naturally in the dynamic environment of a public shopping mall. The project is an international collaboration with seven partners, led by the University of Glasgow, and will start early next year; more details are available at http://mummer-project.eu/.

In Glasgow we will focus on developing the social signal processing abilities of the robot: both understanding the social signals of the human partners, as well as selecting appropriate social signals for the robot to produce in response. The successful candidate will contribute to the project activities in this area.

Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, human-computer interaction, or a similar area, along with knowledge of and experience in the areas of social signal processing and/or social robotics.

The position will be at the grade 7 level, £33,574 - £37,768, for 36 months in the first instance, starting on 1 March 2016 or as soon as possible after that date.

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Mary Ellen Foster (MaryEllen.Foster at glasgow.ac.uk).

To apply for the research fellow position, please check http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUA934/research-associate/. The closing date for applications is 4 January 2016.

Mary Ellen Foster

Dr Mary Ellen Foster, Lecturer in Computing Science

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