Artificial IntelligenceAbout the positon
Position as PhD Research Fellow in Biologically Inspired methods for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence available at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.
The fellowship period is 3 years devoted to research education. Candidates may potentially be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4 years position then entails a compulsory work load of 25% that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and research assistance.Project description
The PhD research fellow will carry out research on AI and machine learning techniques (including search / optimization) for robotic systems, at the group of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN). We wish to concentrate on biologically inspired methods, such as Evolutionary Robotics, Quality Diversity optimization and Neuroevolution.
Despite rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence in the last decade, we are far from building robots that can flexibly and robustly learn new tasks and adapt to new environments. In this PhD project we therefore wish to build on our previous and ongoing projects in Evolutionary Robotics with the aim of developing new methods for more robust and flexible robotic adaptation. This could include combining Evolutionary Robotics with recent advances from Deep Learning or more biologically inspired methods, such as Neuroevolution.
The work will include theoretical development and experiments in simulations, but can also include rapid prototyping and application to real-world robots. State-of-the-art prototyping and motion capture facilities, as well as high- performance computing solutions, are available.
The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with AI / robotics re- searchers in the Robotics and Intelligent Systems group, and an extended machine learning environment in the Machine Learning section, both at the Department of Informatics.
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Supervisors: • Kai Olav Ellefsen – firstname.lastname@example.org • Kyrre Glette – email@example.comQualification requirements
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe's leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
An advantage will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
The norm is as follows:
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:
https:// www. uio.no/english/research/phd/
https:// www. mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
The application must include:
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.Formal regulations
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.Contact information
For further information please contact: Kai Olav Ellefsen, phone: +47 47641058, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Therese Ringvold, e-mail: email@example.comAbout the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.
The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway's largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.
The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors..Deadline
1st February 2023Employer
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