[Comp-neuro] 4 Available PhD Positions in Artificial Intelligence and Neuro/Cognitive Robotics, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Amir Aly amir.aly at em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp
Thu Apr 13 07:29:51 CEST 2017

**Apologies for Cross Posting **

*4 Available PhD Positions in Artificial Intelligence and Neuro/Cognitive
Robotics at the Emergent Systems Laboratory, Ritsumeikan University, Japan*

The Emergent Systems Laboratory [Link <http://www.em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp/en>]
at Ritsumeikan University in Japan (nearby Kyoto) announces 4 available PhD
positions in artificial intelligence and neuro/cognitive robotics for the
new projects: *R-GIRO* “AI and Semiotics” and* KAKEN* “AI and Brain”.

*1-*  *R-GIRO *“AI and Semiotics”: (3 Positions)

*"**The Next-generation of Artificial Intelligence and Semiotics**"*

The successful PhD candidates will be involved in a research about: *Developing
AI Technologies for Enhancing Everyday Human-Robot Collaboration*, under
the supervision of Tadahiro Taniguchi (Project Coordinator) [Link

*** Further details about the available positions and admission procedures are
available on: * R-GIRO Project "AI and Semiotics"

*2-* *KAKEN*  “AI and Brain”: (1 Position)

*"**Correspondence and Fusion of Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science*

The successful PhD candidate will be involved in a research about:
Neural Computation for Double Articulation Analysis Bridging Sensory-Motor
Information and Natural Language in Human Brain*, under the supervision of
Tadahiro Taniguchi [Link <http://www.tanichu.com/profile>].

*** Further details about the available position and admission procedures are
available on: * KAKEN Project "AI and Brain"

*I. Candidate Profile*


   Good mathematical background.
   - English communication skills for daily discussion and writing papers:
   IELTS 6 (TOEIC 740).
   - Programming skills in C++, Python, Matlab for machine learning and
   intelligent robots. Knowledge about the related frameworks or libraries
   (e.g., tensorflow, scikit-learn, ROS,  etc.) will be highly appreciated.
   - Applicants are expected to be interested in natural language, language
   acquisition, and the human neural system for cognition and social behavior
   [for the KAKEN Project] (preferably with an academic background).

*II. Application*

Please send your application to (adm at em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp) no later than *10
May** 2017*, including (refer to the project applied for clearly at the top
of the email):


   Curriculum vitae.
   - List of publications.
   - Copies of major publications (Maximum 3).
   - Outline of past research (free format).
   - Motivation letter (free format).
   - Outline of prospective research (free format).
   - 2 Reference letters.

Ritsumeikan University is a fast growing international research environment
with interdisciplinary research areas, and is the biggest private university
in the west of Japan. The College of Information Science and Engineering is
the biggest college in the field of Information Science in Japan, and the
Graduate School receives a large number of KAKENHI Japanese governmental
research grants.
*III. Related Papers*

[1] Tadahiro Taniguchi, Takayuki Nagai, Tomoaki Nakamura, Naoto Iwahashi,
Tetsuya Ogata, and Hideki Asoh, Symbol Emergence in Robotics: A Survey,
Advanced Robotics, Vol.30, (11-12) pp. 706-728 .(2016)

[2 Tadahiro Taniguchi, Ryo Nakashima, Hailong Liu and Shogo Nagasaka,
Double Articulation Analyzer with Deep Sparse Autoencoder for Unsupervised
Word Discovery from Speech Signals, Advanced Robotics, Vol.30 (), (11-12)
pp. 770-783 .(2016) DOI:10.1080/01691864.2016.1159981

[3] Tadahiro Taniguchi, Shogo Nagasaka, Ryo Nakashima, Nonparametric
Bayesian Double Articulation Analyzer for Direct Language Acquisition from
Continuous Speech Signals, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental
Systems, Vol. PP (99) .(2016) DOI: 10.1109/TCDS.2016.2550591

Amir Aly, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ritsumeikan University
Emergent Systems Laboratory
College of Information Science and Engineering
1-1-1 Noji Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577
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