Research Fellow in Machine Learning

University of Lincoln

We seek to employ a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher that will be working on a joint project with Toyota on the topic "Hierarchical Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving".  You should hold a PhD or be near to completion, and should be able to demonstrate a good track record in at least one of the following research fields:

  • Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Imitation Learning
  • Movement Primitives and Movement Representations
  • Variational Bayes and Hierarchical Bayesian Models

The contract is for one year. If the project is successful it is likely to be extended by Toyota for several years.

Once in post, you will be working with Professor Gerhard Neumann on the aforementioned research topics. The successful candidate will be a member of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). The L-CAS is part of the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln and specialises in the integration of perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction capabilities in autonomous systems and the application of this research in fields such as personal robotics, agri-food, healthcare, security, and intelligent transportation. The L-CAS is one of the fastest growing robotics groups in the UK. We provide a highly-dynamic inter-disciplinary research environment with a broad range of collaboration opportunities and a large variety of robots to work with. In this project, you will have access to sophisticated car simulators and real autonomous cars provided by Toyota Europe.

The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and friendly city. The School provides a stimulating environment for academic research, and is located on the picturesque waterfront campus in the historic and vibrant city of Lincoln. The University has just announced a £130M investment programme, a significant part of which is being invested in new, purpose-built facilities for the School of Computer Science. Lincoln itself is a small but fast growing city in the east-midlands. It offers a fantastic life quality given by moderate living costs, a medieval city centre including a famous cathedral and a beautiful ancient canal system that is still in use by many house boats nowadays.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Gerhard Neumann (Professor of Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems, gneumann@lincoln.ac.uk).

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/

If you have any queries please email jobs@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence.

Closing date: Monday 25 September 2017

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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