[Elsnet-list] Postdoc and PhD Student Positions in Intelligent Systems

Stefan Wermter wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Thu Feb 10 13:10:30 CET 2011


Please forward to possibly interested postdocs or PhD candidates:

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University of Hamburg, Computer Science, Knowledge Technology


We are looking for candidates for three job openings in
the area of knowledge technology and intelligent systems, in
particular:


1) Scientific Associate (preferably Postdoc or PhD candidate) for
    International Master Computer Science and Intelligent Systems

2) PhD student Neural Multimodal Integration

3) PhD student Neural Sound Localisation for Speech Processing

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Scientific Associate (preferably Postdoc or PhD candidate for
International Master Computer Science and Intelligent Systems)


The Knowledge Technology Group has an open position for a
Scientific Associate (Postdoc or PhD candidate) in the context
of an International Master Computer Science and Intelligent Systems,
salary group 13 TV-L (equivalent to Verg.Gr. IIa BAT).


Responsibilities:
The duties include academic service in the area of new MSc
programme development as well as research in intelligent systems.
The successful candidate will - within a team - develop and manage
a new international Master Programme in Computer Science and
Intelligent Systems as well as contribute to its teaching.
Furthermore, the candidate is expected to conduct research in the
area of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Systems. This post is
open to Postdocs or PhD candidates. PhD candidates have the
opportunity to advance their  academic education through the
completion  of a doctoral dissertation.


Requirements:
Academic degree preferably in computer science qualifying the
holder to carry out the above-mentioned  responsibilities. In
particular, an MSc or PhD in Artificial Intelligence or Computer
Science is essential.  Your demonstrated research interests should
be in the areas of Knowledge Technology and Intelligent Systems
(e.g. Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Robotics, Natural Language
Processing, Vision, or Knowledge Representation  etc). We are also
looking for very good communication skills and  teamwork, in
particular a very good command of both German and English is a
requirement. Experience or a keen interest in developing a new MSc
programme and very good programming skills are a plus.


The position is fulltime (39 hours per week). The initial
contract will be for two years and can be extended
for an additional three years (see also § 2 of the Academic
Fixed-Term  Contract Law (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz)).


The university intends to increase the number of women amongst
its academic personnel and encourages qualified women to apply. In
compliance with the  Hamburg Equal Opportunity Law, if applicants
are equally qualified, preference will  be given to qualified
female applicants or qualified disabled applicants.


For queries or more information please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan
Wermter, Head of Knowledge Technology or see
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/ . Application dossiers
(application letter, curriculum vitae, degree certificate(s), etc.)
are to be submitted electronically in a single pdf file to
wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de before 28.2.2011. The
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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2 PhD Studentships

Neural Multimodal Integration &
Neural Speech  Localisation)


The Knowledge Technology Research Group is looking to fill two
fulltime PhD studentships funded by the DFG in the context of the
International Research Training Group CINACS
( http://www.cinacs.org/ ) . The project  offers a 3-year doctoral
programme based at the  University of Hamburg and at Tsinghua
University, Beijing. The  dissertation projects will be carried out
at the University of Hamburg.  A part of the  studies (a few months)
can  be performed at Tsinghua University. The interdisciplinary
programme provides exciting research  opportunities in multisensory
perception and cross-modal information processing.


Responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of
Knowledge Technology and Neural Network Robotics. In these two
subprojects we are particularly  focused on working towards
a) neural multimodal  integration based on the superior colliculus
and b) neural sound  localisation for speech processing based on the
inferior colliculus. We use an attractive humanoid robot scenario
where humanoid robots interact with humans based on multimodal
information. This includes the integration of an ambient environment
with new cognitive humanoid robots.


Requirements:
Academic degree preferably in computer science or related qualifying
the holder to carry out the above-mentioned  responsibilities. In
particular, an MSc or equivalent in  computer science, artificial
intelligence, robotics, engineering or equivalent is essential.
Knowledge of artificial  intelligence, neural networks or robotics
and an interest to work in an  interdisciplinary environment will be
important. The post involves international travel.  We are looking
for excellent programming skills, e.g. in C++, C, Python, Java etc.
We are also looking for very good communication skills and  teamwork,
including very good knowledge of English. Knowledge of German would
be desirable. The PhD stipend is for three years (2 plus 1) in
fulltime mode.


The university intends to increase the number of women amongst its
academic personnel and encourages qualified women to apply. In
compliance with the  Hamburg Equal Opportunity Law, if applicants
are equally qualified, preference will  be given to qualified female
applicants or qualified disabled applicants.


For queries or more information please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan
Wermter, Head of Knowledge Technology or see
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/ . Application dossiers
(application letter, curriculum vitae, degree certificate(s), etc.)
are to be submitted electronically in a single pdf file to
wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de and will be accepted until the
positions are filled.


Further information can be obtained at:
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/jobs.shtml

Applicants should clearly state for which position they apply.



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Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter
Head of Knowledge Technology
Department of Computer Science, WTM, Building F
University of Hamburg
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany

Secretary: +49 40 42883 2433
Phone:     +49 40 42883 2434
Fax  :     +49 40 42883 2515
Email: Wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~wermter/
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/
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