One Research Fellow Position Available at RSCS@ANU
Our budget is limited, and so we sadly were not able to consider
several great candidates with impressive CVs. If you were among
them then I do hope you are not too disappointed now, and I would
like to thank you once more for your efforts, and I wish you all
the best for your future carreer. Please check out
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We are seeking an outstanding Research Fellow with
Project description: The position holder will be member of the Intelligent Agents team
lead by Professor Marcus Hutter, and primarily work on
Unifying Foundations for Intelligent Agents.
- PhD, or near completion of a PhD, in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or related.
- strong abstract mathematical thinking capacity (similar as e.g. required in discrete math, complexity theory, algebra)
- interest to work on problems in the area of Universal AI (broadly understood)
- research experience in information theory or statistics or machine learning or artificial intelligence
- good publication track record
- ability and interest to (co)supervise PhD students.
The project will drive forward the development of rigorous foundations for Intelligent Agents.
The agent framework, the expected utility principle, sequential decision theory, and the information-theoretic foundations of inductive reasoning and machine learning have already brought significant order into the previously heterogeneous scattered field of artificial intelligence (AI).
Building on this, in the last decade the CI has developed the theory of Universal AI.
This project will investigate this information-theoretic approach towards a unifying foundation for intelligent agents, which recently even spawned impressive applications.
The theory will provide a gold standard and valuable guidance for researchers working on smart software.
Applicants should submit
- The new employee will interact with
Marcus Hutter and other
people in the
at the ANU.
- The position is available immediately -
fixed term - for 2 years - potential prolongation by 1-2 more years.
- Salary Range for Research Fellow:
Level B: A$90'000 - A$100'000 per year plus 17% superannuation.
Prof. Marcus Hutter, E: firstname.lastname@example.org,
T: +61 2 6125 1605.
- Deadline: Applications will be accepted throughout the year 2016 until the position is filled.
Please apply online by 30th of June 2016
to the HR Staff Recruitment at jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/508515
with the job reference number 508515.
- detailed curriculum vitae (including course grades),
- list of three references (including their email addresses),
- statement on how their research interests fit the above topics (1-2 pages),
- links to their PhD&other theses and publications (e.g. Google Scholar profile),
- (links to) 2-5 primary-authored career-best publications (incl. CORE/ERA rank),
- other supporting material.
Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Please contact me directly in this case.
In case you attend ICML|COLT|AGI|UAI, please email me to arrange a meeting.
Thanks for your interest
Marcus Hutter, Professor, RSCS
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