[Comp-neuro] PhD position - Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Constantin Rothkopf rothkopf at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Fri Dec 14 09:48:26 CET 2018

The Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, 
Germany invites applications for a

Ph.D. Position in Inverse Reinforcement Learning

initially limited to a period of three years.

Research area
The Ph.D. student is expected to work in the domain of inverse 
reinforcement learning with the particular focus of elucidating human 
decision making and collective human decision making in the wild, i.e., 
under real world noisy conditions. The research project is a joint 
venture between the Bioinspired Communication Lab and the Psychology of 
Information Processing Lab, both members of the Centre of Cognitive 
Science at TU Darmstadt. Accordingly, the student will be advised by 
Prof. Heinz Koeppl, Department of Electrical Engineering and Prof. 
Constantin Rothkopf, Department of Psychology. Work will involve 
methodological research in machine learning, design of dedicated human 
behavioral experiments, and the analysis and further processing of 
gathered data.

What we offer
We offer a unique interdisciplinary environment to perform cutting-edge 
research at one of Germany’s leading universities in the domain of 
computer science and engineering. The student will be embedded in the 
ongoing research activities within the Centre for Cognitive Science and 
will hence have the opportunity to interact with many other cognitive 
science researchers. The conducted research is expected to culminate in 
a Ph.D. degree. We offer comprehensive support for dissemination of 
results through leading scientific journals and through participation in 
leading international conferences and workshops.

Your profile
Candidates should have a M.Sc. degree in one of the following fields: 
computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, or cognitive 
science. Candidates are required to have a sincere interest in 
interdisciplinary research at the crossroad of psychology and computer 

Technische Universität Darmstadt is striving to increase the proportion 
of women in its staff and therefore particularly invites women to apply. 
Applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50% or equivalent are 
preferred in the case of equal aptitude. Part-time employment is 
generally possible.
We look forward to receiving your application, consisting of a cover 
letter in which you rationalize your interest in the indicated research 
area, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and contact details of at 
least two academic references. Your application package should be sent 
as a single PDF file to application at bcs.tu-darmstadt.de

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