[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Deadline approaching - Postdoctoral position in decentralised cognitive processing in swarms

Vito Trianni vito.trianni at istc.cnr.it
Mon Jan 11 02:49:47 PST 2016

—apologies for multiple postings—

Few days left to apply for a postdoc position in Rome, Italy, at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR)
The position is is open within the DICE project (Distributed Cognition Engineering, http://laral.istc.cnr.it/dice-project), with starting date as early as March 2016 (flexible).

*The strict deadline is January the 20th, 2016*

*Eligibility Conditions*
The applicant must have obtained a PhD before the submission deadline. The applicant must also own a MsC degree or equivalent in the following areas: Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics.
Other requirements (not strict) can be found in the Notice of Selection (see Art.3)

*Job Description*
The applicant will study cognitive processing in decentralised systems resulting from the interaction among the autonomous agents constituting the system. From a theoretical point of view, the research project requires the identification and characterisation of the population-level dynamics that describe the system behaviour. From a practical point of view, the project requires the design of implementation strategies for multi-agent systems (e.g., swarm robotics systems) in order to precisely reproduce the desired macroscopic dynamics. The candidate will focus on problems involving collective decision-making and categorization. Analytical, modelling and programming skills are required, as the research will involve both theoretical investigations and experimental studies with swarms of robots (Kilobots).

The notice of selection and the procedure to be followed for submitting applications is available at the following address:

Instructions in English can be found here:

For any informal enquiry, please contact Vito Trianni <vito.trianni at istc.cnr.it>.

Vito Trianni, Ph.D.					vito.trianni@(no_spam)istc.cnr.it
ISTC-CNR						http://www.istc.cnr.it/people/vito-trianni
Via San Martino della Battaglia 44		Tel: +39 06 44595277
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