[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully Funded PhD position in Reinforcement Learning at Orebro University
Örebro University has an open position for a highly-motivated PhD
student interested in working on Reinforcement Learning (RL) for
manipulation. The position is offered for a period of four years and is
fully funded through the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software
Program in Artificial Intelligence (WASP-AI).
About the project:
The PhD position is associated with a WASP-AI collaborative project
between Örebro University and Lund university. The PhD student employed
at Örebro University will work on reinforcement learning in continuous
state spaces. The primary goal of this thesis will be to include
background knowledge and symbolic / semantic / task-specific information
into the RL problem. The student will collaborate with a second PhD
student employed at Lund University in order to extract relevant domain
knowledge from interaction with a human operator, and subsequently
encode this knowledge and use it to guide policy search for manipulation
planning. In addition to research duties, the PhD student is expected to
participate in PhD courses organized by the WASP-AI initiative, as well
as to take part in teaching and supervision of undergraduate students.
Teaching duties are funded by the University and can result in contract
Applications are accepted immediately, with a deadline for application
by October 25th.
Please submit all required documents through our online application system:
The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) is one of the
Strong Research Environments at Örebro University. It carries out
multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics, machine
learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer science,
and measurement technology. The research and human environment at AASS
is young and enthusiastic. Researchers come from a dozen different
countries, in Europe and worldwide, and have different scientific and
cultural backgrounds. AASS also frequently hosts international
researchers and is involved in several international projects.