[Comp-neuro] Principal Lecturer/Reader in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Hertfordshire, UK
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Principal Lecturer/Reader in Artificial Intelligence
School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Hertfordshire
FTE: 1.0 fte working 37 hours per week
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: £50,132 to £59,828 pa
Closing Date: 5th June 2019
Interview Date: 27th June 2019
Reference Number: 016194
Apply here: https://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies/academic-vacancies
Applications are invited for an exceptionally well qualified Reader of Artificial Intelligence of international standing who shares our commitment to research-informed teaching, embraces the research impact agenda, and values collegiality. Applicants will strengthen existing activity within the Department and develop it further, enhancing the research strengths and external reputation of the Department of Computer Science and contributing significantly to its performance in future research assessments and collaborations with public and commercial partners. The successful applicant will connect to and complement the research conducted by the Adaptive Systems Research Group within the Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research.
We encourage applications from researchers across a wide spectrum of AI, including emerging topics in AI. Possible fields include, but are not limited to:
* Machine learning: reinforcement learning, Deep Methods, statistical methods, large scale data modelling/intelligent processing and high-performance learning algorithms
* Robotics: embodied and/or cognitive robotics, HRI, robot safety, emotional/social robots, smart homes and sensors, sensor fusion, assistive robotics
* Complex Systems: collective intelligence, adaptive, autonomous and multi-agent/robot systems, collective and swarm intelligence, social and market modelling, adaptive, evolutionary and unconventional computation
* Mathematical Modelling: statistical modelling, information-theoretic methods, compressive sensing, intelligent data visualization, multiscale models, optimization
* Emerging Topics in AI: computer algebra and AI, topological methods (e.g. persistent homology), modern topics in games and AI
* AI and applications: financial modelling, AI and biology/physics/cognitive sciences
* Foundations: fundamental questions of intelligence and computation, emergence of life/intelligence, Artificial Life
As well as providing research supervision at PhD and MSc level, the Department of Computer Science offers modules in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, neural and evolutionary computing, as well as Artificial Life on the BSc and MSc programmes. Applicants will be committed to a strong research and research-informed teaching agenda and will actively contribute to increase research impact of the department, in the enthusiastic, welcoming and collegiate environment of the department. Applicants will be expected to contribute to the teaching in the department.
Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, possess excellent communication skills in English, an internationally excellent research record and reputation, including publications of the highest quality suitable for submission to the REF (UK Research Excellence Framework). Applicants are expected to demonstrate standing in the research community, along with, and success in research/commercial income generation, engagement with the research impact agenda, and academic leadership. The reader will have opportunity to contribute actively to interdisciplinary research projects at the department and university level.
The Appointment Panel for the post will be constituted in such a way that if the successful candidate fulfills the University's Readership criteria, then the Panel may award a Readership title to the successful candidate. For a readership appointment, the names and contact details of three academic referees of appropriate standing in the field are required who may be approached by the University prior to interview. For further guidance regarding the Readership process, please see the supporting Readership Policy.
We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented within the School at these levels.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Simon Trainis, Head of Department of Computer Science by email only, S.A.Trainis at herts.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science hosts the University of Hertfordshire Robot House, a facility ubiquitously equipped with low-cost sensors providing a realistic environment for experiments with robotics in a smart home; a fully-fledged RoboCup lab for development of humanoid robots participating in international competitions, and a large variety of different robotic platforms, including iCub and Baxter.
The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.
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