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 ======Working With Us====== ======Working With Us======
  
-We are always looking for strong, motivated students to work on our [[theses|Bachelor or Master projects]].+=====Assistant Professor (with Tenure-Track Option) of Computer Science in Embodied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning=====
  
 +**Starting date:** October 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  
-===== Multiple Positions in Robotics/​Vision/​Learning at UInnsbruck =====+This position is initially limited to 6 years; a tenure-track agreement can be offered within the first year of employment. Upon positive evaluation the position is converted into a tenured Associate Professorship.
  
-The research group in Intelligent and Interactive ​Systems ​(https://​iis.uibk.ac.at/​) has multiple openings at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels.+This career position is embedded ​in an attractive environment of existing competencies in the general area of Autonomous Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Data Science, Recommender ​Systems, Compressed Sensing, and Dictionary LearningIt is one of 12 career positions ​the University of Innsbruck is creating in diverse scientific disciplines connected to digitalization,​ a strategic investment by the University.
  
-==== Our Opportunities ====+//Embodied Artificial Intelligence//​ refers to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the widest sense with particular focus on interaction with the physical world by means of sensors and/or actuators. Embodied Artificial Intelligence aims to increase autonomy, flexibility,​ fault tolerance, and the ability of artificial systems to communicate within our world.
  
-  * Research positions funded by several EU-FP7-ICT "​Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics"​ projects+Specific topics of interest may include for example:
  
-  * Non-permanent university research staff positions with minor teaching requirements+  * Autonomous robots or vehicles capable of learning; 
 +  * Autonomous, exploratory and/or guided learning in open scenarios;​ 
 +  * Incremental/​hierarchical learning of reusable and composable concepts; 
 +  * Learning and planning across continuous (sensors, actuators) and discrete (symbolic) representations.
  
-For both types of positions, we seek highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers ​and talented ​doctoral ​students with interest ​and skills in at least one of the following areas:+Applicants should have pertinent scientific achievements in embodied AI and machine learning beyond their doctoral ​dissertation, ​and should possess an excellent scientific track record commensurate with their academic age.
  
-  * Robotics: +For more information ​and application details see our [[https://​www.academics.de/​jobs/​preview/​160453?​preview_id=mUd7-UF1JV1FX3siDx2ZBK4EODwYmRf-FZWTgEa4JFQ=|job ad]] on academics.de, ​and contact [[Justus.Piater@uibk.ac.at|Prof. Justus Piater]].
-    * grasping ​and manipulation using one or two dextrous hands +
-    * tactile sensing for grasping and manipulation +
-    * affordance learning +
-    * object placement +
-  * Computer Vision: +
-    * object modeling, recognition and pose tracking using stereo vision and/or point clouds +
-    * learning action-relevant features; affordance-driven categorization +
-    * human modeling ​and articulated tracking; markerless human motion capture +
-    * action recognition+
  
-All activities involve probabilistic modeling and machine learning.+[[https://​orawww.uibk.ac.at/​public/​karriereportal.details?​asg_id_in=10040|Apply]] by August 29, 2018.
  
-Postdoctoral researchers are expected to assume active roles in project leadership and supervision of junior researchers. 
  
-Salaries are internationally ​competitive ​and commensurate with qualification ​and experience.+==== The University of Innsbruck, Austria ==== 
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 +The history of the University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669. It offers a complete set of academic curricula and currently counts 28000 students. Founded in 2001, our young Department of Computer Science is highly productive in diverse research domains, and is internationally ​very well connected. 
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 +Innsbruck is home to 35000 students who imprint a distinctive,​ international student atmosphere upon this lively city of 130000. ​ Beautifully located in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Inn river and surrounded by summits of up to 2718m, Innsbruck offers outstanding opportunities ​and quality of life all around the year. 
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 +We are always looking for strong, motivated students to work on our [[theses|Bachelor or Master projects]]. 
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 +===== Ph.D. Student Position in Robot Learning or Computer Vision at U. Innsbruck ===== 
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 +The research group in [[@/​|Intelligent and Interactive Systems]], led by Profs. Justus Piater and Antonio Rodríguez-Sánchez,​ has an opening for a Ph.D. student, on a university assistant position that includes minor teaching requirements. The research will be loosely aligned with ongoing [[:​research:​projects|research projects]] in the lab: 
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 +  * deep learning in computer vision or robotics 
 +  * computational models of biological vision 
 +  * biologically-inspired computer vision 
 +  * robot vision and closed-loop sensorimotor interaction 
 +  * open-ended and intrinsically-motivated robot learning 
 +  * concept discovery by learning robots 
 +  * goal-oriented exploratory learning 
 +  * prediction of action effects 
 +  * robot skill optimization 
 +  * human-robot interaction and collaboration 
  
 ==== Your Profile ==== ==== Your Profile ====
  
-Applicants ​for a postdoctoral position should ​have earned, or be about to earn, a doctoral degree in a relevant area, possess a strong publication record commensurate with experience, and have demonstrated strengths in areas related to the above research topics.+Applicants ​must have
  
-Applicants for a doctoral studentship should have earned, or be about to earn, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in relevant area, possess ​an excellent academic record, and have demonstrated prior achievements in any of the above areas.+  * earned, or be about to earn, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in computer science or other relevant area, 
 +  * an excellent academic record, 
 +  * a strong background in machine learning as well as in robotics ​and/or computer vision, 
 +  * demonstrated prior achievements in some of the above areas
 +  * a strong mathematical background,​ 
 +  * substantial programming experience in C++ and other languages, and 
 +  * excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 
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 +Experience with PyTorch/​TensorFlow/​Keras and/or ROS will be a strong asset. 
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 +Enthusiasm for leading-edge research, a team spirit and independent problem-solving skills are essential.
  
-All applicants should possess good written and oral communication skills in English, a strong mathematical background, and programming experience in C++ and other languages. ​ Enthusiasm for leading-edge research, a team spirit and independent 
-problem-solving skills are essential. 
  
 ==== The University of Innsbruck, Austria ==== ==== The University of Innsbruck, Austria ====
  
-The history of the University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669. It offers a complete set of academic curricula and currently counts 28000 students. Founded in 2001, the Department of Computer Science is highly ​active ​in diverse research domains, and is +The history of the University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669. It offers a complete set of academic curricula and currently counts 28000 students. Founded in 2001, our young Department of Computer Science is highly ​productive ​in diverse research domains, and is internationally very well connected.
-internationally very well connected.+
  
-Innsbruck is home to 35000 students who imprint a distinctive,​ international student atmosphere upon this lively city of 120000.  Beautifully located in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Inn river and surrounded by summits of up to 2718m, Innsbruck offers +Innsbruck is home to 35000 students who imprint a distinctive,​ international student atmosphere upon this lively city of 130000.  Beautifully located in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Inn river and surrounded by summits of up to 2718m, Innsbruck offers outstanding opportunities and quality of life all around the year.
-outstanding opportunities and quality of life all around the year.+
  
 ==== How to Apply ==== ==== How to Apply ====
  
-All interested ​applicants should send a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae including URLs of theses and dissertations,​ scanned transcripts and diplomas, and contact information of at least two references ​as a single ​PDF file to +Interested ​applicants should send a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae including URLs of English-language ​theses and dissertations,​ scanned transcripts and diplomas, and contact information of at least two references ​in PDF to [[Justus.Piater@uibk.ac.at]].
-Justus.Piater@uibk.ac.at.  In addition, post-doctoral applicants should include a list of publications and URLs of 2-3 selected publications. +
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-Applications will be considered as they are received, until all positions are filled.+
  
 +Applications must be received by **July 11, 2018**. Starting date is October 2018 or earlier.
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