[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Several PhD Positions in Machine Learning for AI and Robotics at Orebro University

Todor Stoyanov Todor.Stoyanov at oru.se
Tue Jul 17 23:53:57 PDT 2018

In Short


The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at Örebro University has several open PhD positions within applications of machine learning to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The positions are fully funded, with a competitive salary, for a period of four years.

Applications will be accepted until September 15th, 2018, with an expected employment in January 2019.



The positions will be associated to projects within the WASP-AI initiative (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wasp-2Dsweden.org_research_overview-2Dof-2Dthe-2Daimlx-2Darea_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mcNcOe56c1s58FTTN2W9RyaHbw1fqYUJSc8VVP61oYU&s=HE1c_inFW89bkJQU5uOcM2aE0Ztem31mJXZOLnEM7KQ&e=). As such, candidates who are interested in pursuing research in any of the sub-problems defined by the WASP-AI agenda are encouraged to apply. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  *   Reinforcement learning in continuous state spaces and with symbolic knowledge

  *   Reinforcement Learning for Self-Deploying Fleets of Autonomous Robots

  *   Robot learning of symbol grounding in multiple contexts through dialog

  *   Data augmentation of heterogeneous data using GANs

  *   Domain prior-based deep learning (DoPed DL) for Mobile Robot Olfaction

Requirements and Application


The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree (120 ECTS) in machine learning, computer science, or a related discipline, with a clear focus on Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as well as strong mathematical, communication and programming skills. For some of the above-listed projects, prior practical experience in robotics is a plus.

In order to apply, send an email to wasp-recruitment at oru.se<mailto:wasp-recruitment at oru.se> including:

- CV

- motivation letter / research statement

- copies/links to publications and software samples

In your motivation letter, please indicate which of the topics listed above you would be most interested in pursuing for your PhD.

Work Environment


Örebro University (www.oru.se<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oru.se&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mcNcOe56c1s58FTTN2W9RyaHbw1fqYUJSc8VVP61oYU&s=bMuYb8eV-AB2b6RzYuaVWObC5croxduVM3MGQe7P6g0&e=>) is a young university which currently enrolls more than 17,000 students. It is located in Örebro, a city of 130,000 inhabitants, situated in central Sweden.

The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) is one of the Strong Research Environments at Örebro University. It carries out multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer science, and measurement technology.

The research and human environment at AASS is young and enthusiastic. Researchers come from a dozen different countries, in Europe and worldwide, and have different scientific and cultural backgrounds. AASS also frequently hosts international researchers and is involved in several international projects.

AASS is internationally renowned for its research in mobile robotics, cognitive robotic systems, robot ecologies, and artificial olfaction. Further information can be found at: <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aass.oru.se_Research_Robots_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mcNcOe56c1s58FTTN2W9RyaHbw1fqYUJSc8VVP61oYU&s=vjE8xVNdQMkB83G72bL-f8of3uzsYdpChwDKV3jCVc8&e=> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__aass.oru.se_CRS_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mcNcOe56c1s58FTTN2W9RyaHbw1fqYUJSc8VVP61oYU&s=Nt89XhSI0yNfC705_9cKb2OTj1CUx1h1_bKZ8r6Su6o&e=



The selected PhD students will be included in the WASP PhD program, will collaborate closely with selected partners in the WASP program, and will participate in the joint WASP educational activities. See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wasp-2Dsweden.org&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=mcNcOe56c1s58FTTN2W9RyaHbw1fqYUJSc8VVP61oYU&s=1HruA1P4PdLLbQB3YX8HyBZ3pntfK_JEWlFSb4koJvE&e= for more details

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