[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Associate: Learning and Representation in Complex Recurrent Neural Architectures

Herbert Jaeger h.jaeger at jacobs-university.de
Tue Apr 14 14:40:12 CEST 2009


A fully funded

Postdoctoral Research Position in Machine Learning / Mathematical 
Modelling of Neural Systems

is open in the research group of Herbert Jaeger 
(http://www.faculty.jacobs-university.de/hjaeger) at Jacobs University 
Bremen, Germany (http://www.jacobs-university.de).

The position is created in the context of the international project 
"Self-organized Recurrent Neural Learning for Language Processing 
(ORGANIC)", funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework 
Program Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics. Details about the 
project and the consortium can be found at the preliminary reservoir 
computing website http://reservoir-computing.org/. The project started 
on April 1, 2009 and the project duration is three years.

The projected research concerns the design of large-scale recurrent 
neural network architectures of an intelligent situated agent with 
advanced speech recognition capabilities. The project's overarching 
objective is to amalgamate neurobiological with engineering/mathematical 
perspectives. A starting point is the paradigm of reservoir computing / 
Echo State Networks, but further neurocomputational principles (among 
others, Slow Feature Analysis, recurrent SOM, neural reinforcement 
learning) will be exploited.

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

* a PhD in machine learning, computational neuroscience, mathematics, 
theoretical physics, signal processing, control engineering, or similar 
fields,

* a strong mathematical background in statistics and stochastic 
processes, nonlinear dynamics, and signals and systems,

* experience in machine learning, signal processing, mathematical modelling,

* highly developed communication skills, and a very good command of English.


Besides scientific work (80%), the task profile includes assistance in 
scientific project management. This aspect of the position will extend 
the professional skills of the researcher in important directions of 
large-scale project coordination and leadership qualifications.

The contract will be limited to the project duration (ending March 31, 
2012) with a prolongation depending on the availability of funds. 
Applications will be processed until the position is filled.

Please direct applications or inquiries by email to Herbert Jaeger 
(h.jaeger at jacobs-university.de).

Jacobs University Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and has been 
certified “Family Friendly” by the Hertie Foundation.



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