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-=====Assistant Professor (with Tenure-Track Option) of Computer Science in Embodied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning=====+We are always looking for strong, motivated students to work on our [[theses|Bachelor or Master projects]]. 
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-**Starting date:** October 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. 
  
-This position is initially limited to 6 years; a tenure-track agreement can be offered within the first year of employmentUpon positive evaluation the position is converted into a tenured Associate Professorship.+===== 2 Ph.D. Student Positions in Open-Ended Robot Learning at UInnsbruck, Austria =====
  
-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.+The [[@/​|Intelligent and Interactive ​Systems]] group (Prof. Justus Piater ​and DrMatteo Saveriano) ​is looking for two talented Ph.D. candidates.
  
-//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.+====Scientific Context====
  
-Specific topics ​of interest may include for example:+We would like to be able to equip our robots with almost arbitrary skills in unconstrained environments. ​ However, programming robot skills by hand is time consuming, and supervised and exploratory learning do not easily scale to complex and diverse tasks. Open-ended learning requires a combination ​of exploratory learning, explicit teaching, and the ability to reuse knowledge.
  
-  * Autonomous robots or vehicles capable of learning; +====Position 1: Learning ​Large-Scale Robotic Knowledge Bases By Observing Humans====
-  * 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.+
  
-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.+The goal of this project is to enable robotic devices to acquire knowledge about the task execution from human observation ​and to build a large scale database of robotic tasks. Modern computing technologieslike noSQL, graph databases ​and cloud computing, are leveraged to populate and query the knowledge base and plan tasks on-line. A large knowledge base will allow the robot to execute a multitude of tasks and, more importantly,​ can potentially allow the robot to reuse its knowledge in different scenarios in order to learn novel behaviors by self-practice. The Ph.D. candidate will also try to overcome the current imitation learning paradigm where the human is the only source of knowledge by adopting a bidirectional paradigm where the robot uses already acquired knowledge to assist the human during the teaching.
  
-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]].+This is a university assistant position that includes minor teaching requirements.
  
-[[https://​orawww.uibk.ac.at/​public/​karriereportal.details?​asg_id_in=10040|Apply]] by August 29, 2018.+====Position 2Teaching Robots the Essence of Tasks====
  
 +Most current work in robot learning focuses on learning trajectories or on mapping perception to action. However, tasks are characterized by the achievement of specific post-conditions;​ it is these the robot should understand, along with means to achieve and verify them. The objective of this research is to leverage explicit human teaching and other means to focus the attention of the robot to the crucial aspects of its perception/​action space that define the task, allowing it to acquire complex skills in open-ended scenarios.
  
-==== The University ​of InnsbruckAustria ====+This position is part of the new EGTC Euregio IPN //OLIVER - Open-Ended Learning for Interactive Robots//with Prof. Angelika Peer (U. Bolzano) and Prof. Nicu Sebe (U. Trento).
  
-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. 
  
-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. +==== Your Profile ====
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 +Applicants must have
  
-  * We are looking for two doctoral students. Details will be announced soon+  * earned, or be about to earn, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in computer science or other relevant area, 
-  * We are always looking for strong, ​motivated students to work on our [[theses|Bachelor or Master projects]].+  * an excellent academic record, 
 +  * a strong ​background in machine learningAI, and robotics, 
 +  * excellent mathematical and coding skills (C/C++, Matlab, ROS, Python), 
 +  * excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and 
 +  * enthusiasm for leading-edge research, a team spirit and independent problem-solving skills.
  
  
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-===== Ph.D. Student Position in Robot Learning or Computer Vision at U. Innsbruck =====+
  
-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:+Applications must state the position(s) of interest (1, 2 or both), and must include
  
-  * deep learning in computer vision or robotics +  * a letter of motivation, 
-  * computational models ​of biological vision +  * a curriculm vitae including URLs of English-language theses and dissertations,​ 
-  * biologically-inspired computer vision +  * scanned transcripts (including grades) ​and diplomas, ​ 
-  * robot vision ​and closed-loop sensorimotor interaction +  * a list of projects you have worked on with brief descriptions of your contributions, ​and 
-  * open-ended ​and intrinsically-motivated robot learning +  * contact information ​of at least two references.
-  * concept discovery by learning robots +
-  * goal-oriented exploratory learning +
-  * prediction ​of action effects +
-  * robot skill optimization +
-  * human-robot interaction and collaboration+
  
 +They should be sent as PDF attachments by e-mail to both [[Justus.Piater@uibk.ac.at]] and [[Matteo.Saveriano@uibk.ac.at]].
  
-==== Your Profile ==== +Applications ​must be received by **July 152019** The ideal starting date is September 1st2019.
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-Applicants ​must have +
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-  * 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 researcha 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, our young Department of Computer Science is highly productive in diverse research domains, and is internationally very well connected.+The University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669 and celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. 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.
  
 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. 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.
  
-==== How to Apply ==== 
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-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]]. 
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-Applications must be received by **July 11, 2018**. Starting date is October 2018 or earlier. 
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