Research Fellow in Evolutionary Computation

A four-year research fellowship is available immediately at CERCIA, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, which is funded by an EPSRC project on "Evolutionary Computation for Dynamic Optimisation in Network Environments" (ECDONE).

Salary from GBP27,578 to GBP38,140 a year.

The formal advertisement can be found from the follwing link:

The Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA) in the School of Computer Science, is looking for a highly motivated Research Fellow to join the EPSRC-funded project on "Evolutionary Computation for Dynamic Optimisation in Network Environments" (ECDONE).

The Research Fellow will work within CERCIA, developing research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, under the supervision of the project supervisor. S/he will contribute to writing future bids for research funding and will operate within the area of computer science, particularly in evolutionary computation and meta-heuristic serch. S/he will also analyse and interpret research findings and results with the aim of disseminating them in top international journals and conferences.

To apply, you should have completed, or nearly completed, a PhD in evolutionary computation. You should have a high level of analytical ability and computational skills, including programming skills and knowledge of various statistical test methods for evaluating and comparing experimental results. Fluency in relevant evolutionary computation models, techniques or methods, along with ability to contribute to developing new ones, is required. You are also expected to teach modules and co-supervise students in the general natural computation field, including neural and evolutionary computation.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Xin Yao ( at the School of Computer Science.

Closing date: 10 October 2012

Reference: 43904

For more information, please visit University of Birmingham's vacancy page,
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