Fellow will work on two EU projects in succession.
The CoSy Project
an EU funded project on Cognitive Robotics in which the post holder
will work on reasoning and planning of sensory actions and visual
processing. The CogX project is an EU funded project on cognitive
robotics in which the post holder will work on reasoning and planning
for information gathering and self-extension in a more general
To plan and
deliver research in line with the School research strategy. To
contribute to the research activities of
the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory
and AI/Cognitive Science group. To provide expertise
necessary to develop the area of decision theoretic planning and
probabilistic reasoning about sensory information.
- To plan and carry out high quality research within the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, using appropriate methodologies.
- To contribute to writing bids for research grants.
- To suggest and contribute to the development of research methods in collaboration with colleagues.
- To disseminate research findings using appropriate and
effective media such as journal and conference publications, research
- To provide guidance to other staff and students on own specialist area.
- To contribute to the writing of research reports and publications.
- To analyse and interpret the results of own research and generate ideas based on outcomes.
will work as a core member of the Intelligent Robotics group in the
School of Computer Science. The group currently holds approx. £ 1.9m of
external research funding. The primary role of the post-holder will be
to conduct research of the highest calibre, and to contribute to the
engineering of state of the art software systems for robotics. The
post-holder will be expected to contribute to maintaining the research
income at this level by contributing to the writing of grant proposals.
In addition, the post-holder will also provide instruction and guidance
to members of the group, PhDs students, researchers and visitors
working in related areas within the School of Computer Science.
will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching, curriculum development and project supervision in own area of
expertise, in accordance with the contract of employment for an
EU-funded research fellow.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required
- Excellent first
degree in a numerate discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics or
related) and either hold or be working towards an excellent PhD in
Computer Science AI, Cognitive Science, Engineering or a related
subject OR equivalent research experience, including if possible
robotics/vision research experience and linux expertise.
- Excellent programming skills, in C/C++ or Java, together with
the ability to engineer software to very high standards of reliability.
- Strong background in probabilistic reasoning, and preferably of planning algorithms.
- Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and disseminating high-quality research.
- Breadth and depth of specialist knowledge within the field of
planning, with an emphasis on decision theoretic approaches. Also one
or more of the following areas would be useful: logical or
probabilistic reasoning, machine learning, computer vision, and more
generally computer science and mathematics.
- Excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Outstanding software engineering and team working skills.
- Self-motivation and enthusiasm to tackle real-world problems.
- Ability and willingness to learn new formalisms and techniques.
Planning and Organising
- Plan and deliver research and ensure that resources are available.
- Plan and co-ordinate research in own area of expertise and international research collaborations.
- Sole responsibility for decisions with regard to own research area and that of supervised PhD students.
- Role in decisions regarding the strategies for developing
research in the Intelligent Robotics group relevant to own area of
expertise, including directions of research and strategies for
dissemination and publication of results.
- Role in
maintaining and establishing research collaborations with academics,
postdoctoral researchers and PhD students both in the UK and abroad.