[Comp-neuro] Associate Research Fellow position - mathematical modelling and analysis of human social interactions

K Tsaneva-Atanasova K.Tsaneva-Atanasova at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Aug 13 22:33:49 CEST 2013


Associate Research Fellow position available immediately for 25 months.

Based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at
the University of Exeter, you will undertake research into mathematical
modelling and analysis of human social interactions. This is an exciting
opportunity to contribute to a joint venture between movement scientists
from Montpellier 1 University in France, computer science experts from the
DFKI centre (Germany), mathematicians from the University of Exeter and
Bristol (UK), roboticists from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(CH), as well as clinicians, psychologists and psychiatrists from the
Academic Hospital of Montpellier (CHRU, FR). This position is funded by
European Union FP7 research project AlterEgo: Enhancing social interactions
using information technology. The objective of AlterEgo is the creation of
an interactive cognitive architecture (ICA), implementable in various
artificial agents, allowing a continuous interaction with socially
deficient humans. The final aim of the proposal is to produce a new
robotic-based clinical method able to enhance social interaction of
patients suffering from social disorders.

You will have an excellent background in mathematics, physics and/or
engineering, and should be committed to applying their research to make
real artificial agents’ systems interacting with people in challenging
circumstances. You are expected to produce reliable mathematical models and
numerical algorithms that i) allow real-time adaptation of the coupled
human-artificial agent dynamics and ii) integrate all parts of the
interactive cognitive architecture together. The successful applicant will
be able to present information on research progress and outcomes,
communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and
prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate
sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and
techniques to work within established research programmes, including
mathematical modelling and numerical bifurcation analysis.

The closing date for applications is 29 August 2013.

The salary range is £24,766 up to £26,476 per annum, depending on
qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please send your completed application and equal opportunities form along
with your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, to Dr
Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, email: K.Tsaneva-Atanasova at exeter.ac.uk, tel:
01392 723615 quoting the reference number P45548 in any correspondence.
To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the
below links:
http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/app_form.rtf
http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/EO_form.rtf
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