Research Fellow in Meta-heuristic Optimisation

A three-year research fellowship is available immediately at CERCIA, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, which is funded by an EPSRC project on "New Control Methodology for the Next Generation of Engine Management Systems".

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 create and contribute to join the EPSRC-funded project on "New Control Methodology for the Next Generation of Engine Management Systems", which is a joint project with Mechanical Engineering. This is an exciting project, developing novel optimisation algorithms for engine management systems in collaboration with leading automotive companies.

The Research Fellow will work within CERCIA, developing research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, under the supervision of the project supervisor and in collaboration with project partners. S/he will contribute to writing future bids for research funding and will operate within the area of computer science, particularly in meta-heuristic optimisation and some machine learning. 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 meta-heuristic optimisation. 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 meta-heuristic optimisation and machine learning 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: 8 October 2012

Reference: 43905

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