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

Mary Ellen Foster MaryEllen.Foster at glasgow.ac.uk
Tue Aug 23 06:40:14 PDT 2016

[ Apologies for multiple postings ]

The University of Glasgow invites applications for a post-doctoral position to work on the EPSRC funded project "Socially Competent Robot", working with Dr Alessandro Vinciarelli and Dr Mary Ellen Foster in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in Social Signal Processing and/or Human Behaviour Analysis. The successful candidate will work on the analysis of behavioural data captured with multiple sensors, possibly embedded in a robotic platform (RGBD cameras, microphones, etc.). The goal is to develop statistical approaches capable to detect causal relationships between the behavioural stimuli displayed by a robotic platform (facial expressions, proxemics, vocalisations, etc.) and the behaviour of adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Previous experience in machine learning and signal processing are an advantage. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Candidates should have (or be working towards) a PhD in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or any other subject involving extensive use of signal processing and machine learning, along with knowledge of and experience in the areas of machine learning, with particular emphasis on analysis of human behaviour (statistical sequential models, feature selection approaches, computer vision, social signal processing, psychometrics)

The position will be at the grade 7 level, £33,574 - £37,768, and has funding up to 31 October 2019.

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Alessandro Vinciarelli (Alessandro.Vinciarelli at glasgow.ac.uk).

To apply for the research fellow position, please check https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jobs.ac.uk_job_AUH841_research-2Dassociate_&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iKVOh3im-1RX8xGQWDPDJSSt19QixVoX7lz3mqXfWRA&s=kiu7RXt4JtctqQFB6v8nngxYUlXB6GWSmRDCGcY-414&e= . The closing date for applications is 11 September 2016.

Mary Ellen Foster

Dr Mary Ellen Foster, Lecturer in Computing Science

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