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Research Fellow in Machine Learning

Faculty of Science & Technology

Location:  Hendon
Starting Salary:  £37,530 to £43,111 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 12 months
Hours per Week:  35.5
Date Posted:  Wednesday 06 March 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 April 2019
Reference:  SCT237
Job Details:    Job Description    

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in Machine Learning at the Middlesex University Department of Computing in connection with the DREAMS4CARS Horizon 2020 project. This position is initially for a fixed term until 31/3/2020.

The project’s goals are to enable autonomous vehicles to cope with arbitrary and open-ended circumstances by building an offline 'dream simulation' mechanism to extend learning capabilities. Middlesex’s role will be to develop the high-level reasoning component of DREAMS4CARS

The post-holder will develop novel mechanisms to help achieve this, involving deep learning and potentially also stochastic logic based approaches. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to directly test these methods on data generated by the project but will also be expected to develop his or her own research interests as the project progresses.

Candidates in Computer Science with a strong background in machine learning methodological development are strongly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with deep learning or stochastic logic methods would be beneficial though not essential. We also welcome flexible candidates with a background of theoretical development in Physics, Mathematics or similar. The ability to code developed methods, experience with data sets and an ability to work as part of a team are essential.

Middlesex University is a global university with campuses in Hendon, London, Dubai, Mauritius and Malta. The Hendon campus has over 1700 staff and 20000 students and has seen an investment of over £200M creating a leafy university neighbourhood in north London. The Faculty of Science and Technology delivers high quality teaching, research and consultancy across several disciplines including computer science, informatics and networking/telecommunications. In REF2014, 56 staff where submitted leading to an excellent REF outcome in the Computer Science and Informatics unit of submission and Middlesex was placed 13th for power rankings overall across the sector. In the London area alone, the Research Fortnight Power rankings placed Middlesex as the 4th largest department for computing research.

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