[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] 2 fully funded PhD positions at Örebro University in AI, Machine Learning and Robotics for Mental Well Being

Oscar Martinez Mozos omozos at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 02:22:30 PDT 2019


2 fully funded PhD positions at Örebro University in AI, Machine Learning
and Robotics for Mental Well Being

PhD Position 1:
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PhD Position 2:
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***** PhD Position 1 **********
PhD position in Computer Science with focus on AI, Machine Learning and
Robotics.

The research topic for this PhD positions is to devise and implement new
artificial intelligence-based  systems for companion robots. The robots are
aimed to coach people in order to improve their mental well-being and their
quality of life. Example coaching activities include suggesting music to
relax, calling a friend, waking up on time, etc. The robot should look for
the best moment to intervene during the daily activities of people.
Therefore, a key component will be the long-term learning of activities of
daily life of people through pro-active perception and interaction with the
user, with main focus on machine learning algorithms. Additional
capabilities of the companion robot include navigation, people detection,
planning, and human-robot interaction among others.

Target populations of this system include elderly people living
independently, and people at risk of developing negative mental states
(stress, anxiety, and depression), among others.

The PhD candidate is expected to collaborate with other lab members working
in related topics, and to have an open attitude toward multi-disciplinary
research and toward working with end-users.

More information about the position and the application process can be
found under:

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***** PhD Position 2 **********
PhD position on AI and Machine Learning for mental well-being in daily life.

The research topic for this PhD position is to devise and implement new
artificial intelligence-based systems to monitor and asses the quality of
life of citizens, with main focus on mental well-being. Target populations
of this system include elderly people living independently, and people at
risk of developing negative mental states (stress, anxiety, and
depression), among others.

Machine learning will be used to estimate in real time the mental
well-being of people. This includes mood (happiness, sadness, sleepiness,
etc), and negative states (stress, anxiety) in order to assess the
potential risk for a depression of people during their daily life
activities. Assessment will be based on data from different sources
including sensors, activity patterns, mental assessment, daily agenda, and
so on. New ways of data collection will also be researched. An important
question to be answered will be what are the relevant data and the relevant
moods when it comes to the assessment of mental well-being.

The PhD candidate is expected to collaborate with other lab members working
in related topics, and to have an open attitude toward multi-disciplinary
research and toward working with end-users

More informatiin about the position and the application process can be
found under:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.oru.se_jobba-2Dhos-2Doss_lediga-2Djobb_jobbannons_-3Fjid-3D20190271&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=gVUpkxG9DYgreU7LwPX_9TqbSqQ0OnSvh8XUznvvId8&s=LzgpRjMjht6L3Mrsi2LUglBtKSTuuEDBF9El0BupB2c&e= 

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These positions are funded by the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence,
Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP, wasp-sweden.org), a major
Swedish national initiative for strategically motivated basic research,
education and faculty recruitment in autonomous systems and software
development, with the ambition to advance Sweden into an internationally
recognized and leading position in these areas.

Other enquiries can be directed to the supervisor Oscar Martinez Mozos.
Homepage:  www.detcp.upct.es/Personal/OMartinez), email: omozos at gmail.com
or the head of the unit Prof. Amy Loutfi +46 19 30 11 16 (amy.loutfi at oru.se
).

Regards,
Oscar Martinez Mozos
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Oscar Martinez Mozos, PhD

Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Örebro University, Sweden

omozos at gmail.com
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