[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Researcher and Engineer positions at ATR Brain Labs., Kyoto, Japan

KANEMURA Atsunori atsu-kan at atr.jp
Fri Nov 27 21:54:16 PST 2015


Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR),
Kyoto, Japan, has openings for researcher and research engineer
positions and invite applications from people with strong motivations
and ambitions in the research project described below.

We will study how to analyze multi-modal sensor measurements to create
"artificial intelligence with consciousness" by installing a
"consciousness module" to man-made information-processing systems.

In particular, we will develop and implement machine-learning
techniques for attention, which dynamically processes data stream to
find where to focus and intensively analyze and picks up information
essential for decision-making. Our attention module will be developed
for video, audio, and bio signals.

Our project is in close collaboration with neuroscientists led by Dr.
Ryota Kanai (CEO & Chief Scientist, ARAYA Brain Imaging, Tokyo,
Japan). PIs and co-PIs in the project are Dr. Ryota Kanai (ARAYA),
Prof. Naotsugu Tsuchiya (Monash University, Australia), Dr. Masafumi
Oizumi (RIKEN, Japan), Dr. Motoaki Kawanabe (ATR), and Prof. Takuya
Maekawa (Osaka University, Japan).

We look forward to your applications and recommendations.

Motoaki Kawanabe, Ph.D.
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan

= Requirements for Researchers =
Applicants must:
- have a Ph.D. (or be near completion).
- have strong motivations and ambitions to take part in the research above.
Successful candidates will have interest in neural and cognitive
science with expertise in one or more of the following areas are
welcomed:
- Machine learning, pattern recognition, signal processing, computer
vision, robotics, bio-medical engineering.

= Requirements for Research Engineers =
Applicants must have strong motivations and ambitions to take part in
the research above mainly from program development, data analysis, and
experimental support.

= Number of openings =
A few

= Employment conditions =
Position  : Full-time Researcher / Full-time Research Engineer
Tenure   : Single year based contract, renewable based on evaluation
Treatment: Based on individual performance
Work Location:
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan

= Application materials =
Please submit the following five materials to the contact address
below, either in printed or electronic form:
1. CV
2. List of publications
3. Reprints of 1-3 major publications (applicants for Researchers) or
summary of past projects
4. Essay (up to two pages in A4 or letter size) describing:
 - Summary of your previous research and/or development
 - Interests for research
 - Additional research skills not directly foreseeable from 1 or 2
5. Recommendation letters from more than two researchers
* If submitted in printed form, original documents will not be returned.

= Judging system =
After documentary examination, we ask for presentation and interview if needed

= Starting date =
Soon (negotiable)

= Deadline for application =
Opens until positions are filled.

= Contact =
Department of Dynamic Brain Imaging
ATR Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories
(Application for Researcher Position)
2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
Email: dbi-cma at atr.jp

= Use of personal data =
All personal data received will be properly managed and only be used
for the purpose of recruitment.

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KANEMURA Atsunori, Ph.D.
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan


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