[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Probabilistic Machine Learning and Robotics in Edinburgh, UK

Sethu Vijayakumar sethu.vijayakumar at ed.ac.uk
Thu Oct 19 18:13:03 CEST 2006



Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Probabilistic Machine Learning and Robotics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the
area of  Probabilistic Machine Learning and Motor Control as part of an
EU-IST FP6 funded project. The post is available from Jan. 2007 for a
maximum of 36 months and located in the School of Informatics at the
University of Edinburgh. Salary is on the UE07 scale (GBP 26,402 - 34,448)
and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing statistical
machine learning techniques for automatically extracting sensorimotor
contingencies from dynamic and kinematic movement data (collected from
robots and human experiments) and using this to learn latent model
representations of various contexts and tasks. This will involve basic
research in the fields of nonparametric regression, Bayesian model 
and latent model learning as well as applied areas of adaptive motor 
and robotics

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in the area of probabilistic machine
learning and/or adaptive motor control and strong mathematical skills in 
area of optimization, algebra and probability theory in addition to
strong programming skills in C, C++, MATLAB or equivalent. Some
experience with real world robotic systems and motor control is a plus.
(candidates in the final stages of their PhD with an exceptional 
record may also apply).

More details of the job and the research group can be found at:

Applicants are asked to submit (a) a cover letter describing their research
experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names 
contact information of three individuals who can serve as references
using the online application procedure at:

Application Deadline: November 10, 2006

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
Dr. Sethu Vijayakumar (sethu.vijayakumar [at] ed.ac.uk)
who will also be available at NIPS 2006 for an informal 

(Please advertise in your department using the attached flyer)

Sethu Vijayakumar, Ph.D.            Associate Professor(UK Reader)
Director, IPAB, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
2107F JCMB, The Kings Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom
URL: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/svijayak Ph: +44(0)131 651 3444
SLMC Research Group URL: http://www.ipab.informatics.ed.ac.uk/slmc
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science,  University of Southern California

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