[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open Postdoctoral Positions in Robotics and Machine learning @ASU

Heni Ben Amor hbenamor at asu.edu
Tue Sep 18 16:34:52 PDT 2018

Open Postdoctoral Positions in Robotics and Machine learning

The Interactive Robotics Laboratory (Ben Amor Lab) at Arizona State
University invites applications for multiple postdoctoral positions with
expertise in robotics, machine learning, and human-robot interaction.
Positions are for 1 year each with the potential to be extended based on
project performance. Postdoctoral fellows will collaborate on two projects
funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

The focus of our research is on the development of novel reinforcement and
imitation learning techniques for robot motor skill acquisition, e.g.,
grasping, walking, or human-robot collaboration. We are particularly
interested in developing sample-efficient learning methods that incorporate
multimodal input data. We are looking for talented postdoctoral fellows
with a strong interest in one or multiple of the following topics:

- Imitation Learning
- Reinforcement Learning
- Machine Learning for Computer Vision
- Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration
- (Bi-Manual) Grasping and Manipulation
- Robot Control and Learning for Control

Applications to: robotlearning.asu at gmail.com
Initial Review Date: October 29, 2018

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
- Strong background in machine learning, mathematics, statistics,
- A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering,
or related topics,
- Excellent academic track record, with publications at top conferences,
e.g., IROS, ICRA, RSS, AAAI, ICML, NIPS and Journals
- Experience with Linux, ROS, Git, OpenCV, PyTorch or any Deep Learning
libary, and other robotics-related software platforms
- Ability to work in a collaborative team

About the ASU - Interactive Robotics Lab
Postdoctoral fellows will be embedded in a vibrant research group lead by
Heni Ben Amor which is centered in Tempe, USA. The research group has
strong collaborations with leading robotics and machine learning research
groups in the US, Europe and Japan. Successful applicants will be
encouraged to engage in these collaborations by visiting our collaborators
abroad. Besides academic labs, we also closely collaborate with industrial
partners including Honda Research Institute, Intel, Elementary Robotics and

To Apply
Please submit as one PDF document a detailed letter of application stating
and experience; curriculum vitae; and ideally two writing samples to Heni
Ben Amor at:

robotlearning.asu at gmail.com

Initial review of applications will begin on October 29, 2018 and continue
every week
thereafter until the search is closed.

About the Work Environment
Arizona State University (www.asu.edu) is a public research university with
~83,000 students spread over five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan
area, Arizona. ASU is classified as a research university by the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is ranked among top
research universities in the U.S., both private and public. Arizona State
University has developed a new model for the American Research University,
creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact.
ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU
pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major
responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the
communities that surround it.

Dr. Heni Ben Amor
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
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