Pre-doc position available at European Centre for Soft Computing (2)
- [apologies for multiple postings]
Pre-doctoral position (PhD Grant) in the Research Unit for Collaborative Soft Intelligent Systems at the European Centre for Soft Computing.
Type: FPI Grant of 4 years, two first years of grant and last two years of contract. FPI are grants that the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation awards to research organisations for the development of PhDs by young researchers. Our Centre obtained this one in the last call.
Research Unit: Collaborative Soft Intelligent Systems
Topic: Abstraction, Synthesis, and Integration of Information for Human-Robot Teams
Description: The objective of the project is the development of basic concepts and structures for the abstraction of partial views of the operational environment, the actions and intentions of human-robot teams, and for their integration into common situation estimates. A noteworthy characteristic of the approach is its utilization of qualitative object description tools to extract significant information, at various levels of abstraction, about the characteristics of environment, plans, intentions, and actions of team members. Another significant feature of the proposed approach is its treatment of onboard information abstraction and integration employing the same tools performing those tasks at the team level.
During the PhD, the student will develop concepts and algorithms for the generation of qualitative object descriptions, easily understandable by humans, and for the integration of those semantic descriptions into coherent, high-level, descriptions of situations, intentions, and plans.
Required academic degree: Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering.
Other advisable requirements:
- Knowledge about Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
- Knowledge and background in collection/fusion and integration of information.
- Fluent English (written and spoken)
- Good inter-personal and analytic skills, ability to concisely formulate and pursue ideas
Salary (gross salary; approximate amounts): first two years of grant 1.142 /month, and the last two years of contract 1.173 /month (14 payments)
Send: CV and Cover Letter (limit of one page for the letter) to position3@...
Appication period: 03.11.2011 12.12.2011
More Information: www.softcomputing.es
After the workshop on informal distributed evolutionary
computation that was held along CEC 2011 in New Orleans, we are
requesting additional contributions for the special issue of the Natural
Computing journal we are publishing on the same subject. The initial
deadline came and went, and yes, you guessed it, we have extended it 3
months, until January 31st.
What is informal? Whatever falls outside of the mainstream, that
is, single-thread evolutionary computation running synchronously in a
fixed-topology environment and written in languages such as Java or
Matlab. Informality is not binary, there are degrees, but at any degree
it allows creative experiments in the definition of an evolutionary
algorithm and, of course, its performance.
Whatever the case, check out the CFP at
Any question, or suggestion, right here or by personal email.
David, Paco, Juanlu, Maribel and JJ