[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully Funded PhD position in Reinforcement Learning at Orebro University

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully Funded PhD position in Reinforcement Learning at Orebro University

Todor Stoyanov
In short:

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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:

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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
prolongation.


Application procedure:

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Applications are accepted immediately, with a deadline for application
by October 25th.

Please submit all required documents through our online application system:

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Expected employment start date is 1st of January 2019.


About the employer:

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Örebro University (www.oru.se <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oru.se&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=y6tTGQPj43vrJ7rbs7ENT58YXozR0yl_opqKlDlTVPM&s=milyc8e5sZ92uD9lHJUOHU1uBOJvjY_pDYauWh8sUuQ&e=>) is a young university
which currently enrolls more than 17,000 students. It is located in
Örebro, a city of 130,000 inhabitants, situated in central Sweden.


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.


AASS is internationally renowned for its research in mobile robotics,
cognitive robotic systems, robot ecologies, and artificial olfaction.
Further information can be found
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About WASP-AI:

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Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is
Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national
initiative for strategically basic research, education and faculty
recruitment. The program is initiated and generously funded by the Knut
and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) with 2.6 billion SEK. In addition
to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and
from participating universities to form a total budget of 3.5 billion
SEK. Major goals are more than 50 new professors and more than 300 new
PhDs within AI, Autonomous Systems and Software. The vision of WASP is
excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous
systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. For more
information about the research and other activities conducted within
WASP please visit: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wasp-2Dsweden.org_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=y6tTGQPj43vrJ7rbs7ENT58YXozR0yl_opqKlDlTVPM&s=D9qjMUg0Qkbsk66sCxTsqIanfDoU524bDObMV-qauOo&e=


Extra information:

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For additional information, please contact Todor Stoyanov
([hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>)

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Todor Stoyanov
Associate Professor
Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab,
AASS, Orebro University
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