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PhD position in Computer Science

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-03264/2019

Örebro University is currently offering research study opportunities on the doctoral programme in Computer Science. For the successful candidate, the programme will conclude with the award of the Degree of Doctor Philosophy in Computer Science. The start date of the programme is in the autumn of 2019 or spring of 2020.

1 PhD position on Machine Learning for Coaching Robots.

This position is funded by the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP, wasp-sweden.org), a major Swedish national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment in autonomous systems and software development, with the ambition to advance Sweden into an internationally recognized and leading position in these areas.

The research topic for this PhD position is to devise and implement new artificial intelligence-based  systems for companion robots. The robots are aimed to coach people in order to improve their mental well-being and their quality of life. Example coaching activities include suggesting music to relax, calling a friend, waking up on time, etc. The robot should look for the best moment to intervene during the daily activities of people. Therefore, a key component will be the long-term learning of activities of daily life of people through pro-active perception and interaction with the user, with main focus on machine learning algorithms. Additional capabilities of the companion robot include navigation, people detection, planning, and human-robot interaction among others.

Target populations of this system include elderly people living independently, and people at risk of developing negative mental states (stress, anxiety, and depression), among others.

The PhD candidate is expected to collaborate with other lab members working in related topics, and to have an open attitude toward multi-disciplinary research and toward working with end-users.

Online information

Information on admission to the programme, application form, the general syllabus for the subject, the Regulations Handbook, and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for research student information: www.oru.se. You can find information about ”How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

For more information on the programme and the post, please contact the supervisor Oscar Martinez Mozos. Homepage:  www.detcp.upct.es/Personal/OMartinez), email: omozos@gmail.com or the head of the unit Prof. Amy Loutfi +46 19 30 11 16 (amy.loutfi@oru.se).

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

The programme

The successful candidate is offered a place on the research study programme concluding with the Degree of Doctor. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave and parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The position is offered as a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. To compensate for time spent on such duties, extensions to the programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 26 900 SEK per month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to research studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for research studies if they

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The university may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

For applicants to meet the specific entry requirements for research studies in the subject, the following applies: A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes in the subject if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering or a one-year Master’s degree from a programme within the subject field or related subjects, or if he or she has received a passing grade of at least 120 credits, including an independent project on the second cycle, in a main field of study of relevance to the computer science field.

Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

The assessment whether an applicant has such ability in other respects to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant. Good communication skills both in speaking and in writing in English is required.

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the research studies shall be taken into account (see the university’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the research study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

When applying for admission to research studies, always attach the following documents:

  • The form: Application form for admission to research studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of completed higher education, if applicable degree certificates.
  • Independent project (degree project).
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • A brief description of research interests

As a general rule, applications and enclosures should be written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish. Documents written in other languages must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When assessing higher education credentials from abroad, Örebro University follows the principles for validation applied by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). Applicants with higher education qualifications from abroad are recommended to contact UHR (www.uhr.se) to have their qualifications assessed.

An application for admission to the programme is by default also an application for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 2019-08-15. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Gender Studies

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-03673/2019

The School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in gender studies for a fixed-term appointment.

Background

 Gender Studies at Örebro University is a social science-oriented subject area with strong international ties and research collaborations. The discipline has degree-awarding powers at all levels, including doctoral level. Research is conducted at the multidisciplinary research environment Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS). The research in the discipline is organised within the research programme framework “Gender, Society and Change” (2015-2020), resting on a broad-based social science and feminist scientific tradition. More specifically, research is conducted in such areas as feminist policies and organisation, feminist theory, gender and academia, gender equality policy, critical studies on men and masculinities, and violence.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for this post are primarily research, and research initiation and collaboration. Teaching of up to 20 per cent of a full-time post, including supervision and assessment of students at the Bachelor and Master levels, is also included, ar are administrative duties. The specific duties of the position include drawing up at least one project application for external research funding. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with colleagues in the discipline, with the aim of strengthening research within at least one of the following prioritised research areas: gender in knowledge production, gender equality policy, men and masculinities, and violence research.

Qualifications

Those qualified for the appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in Gender Studies or other relevant discipline, or hade a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criterion is the candidate’s ability to communicate, collaborate, and engage with society, and to facilitate research outreach. Other general assessment criteria are the candidate´s ability and suitability to cooperate with other staff, and to contribute to the development of the university activities.

Particular importance will be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the discipline´s future development of both research and education.

Particular attention will be paid to documented ecperience of research collaborations and international publications. Experience of working in the prioritised research areas and a history of successful applications for research grants are considered a particular advantage. Great importance will be attached to the candidates´personal qualities, such as: ability to collaborate and work independently; physical presence in the research environment; and their interest in research development. Experience of teaching Swedish is considered and advantage.

Information

The post is full-time and includes 80 per cent research and 20 per cent teaching or other research-related duties. The post is based in Örebro. The work cannot be undertaken elsewhere, but requires the post holder to be present and actively involved in the activities in the disciplinary environment. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The starting date for the post is Autumn 2019, 1st of November 2019 at the earliest.

For more information, please contact Head of Discipline Liisa Husu, email: liisa.husu@oru.se or Head of Division Erik Löfmarck, email: erik.lofmarck@oru.se

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Research plan describing in brief the candidate´s planned research and how it relates to the discipline´s prioritised research areas (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 5)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 30th of August 2019. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science (AI and Design Computing)

Fixed-term position
Full time
The application deadline is 2019-08-31

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1- 03270/2019

The School of Science and Technology is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science for a fixed-term appointment.

Subject area

The position is in Computer Science, with a principal focus on Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning); demonstrated skills in AI and Design Computing are a welcome plus.

Background

Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our interdisciplinary research competence at the interface of artificial intelligence, spatial cognition, and design cognition and computation.

Research activities in the area of the announced position at Örebro University focus on artificial intelligence, spatial cognition and computation, human-computer interaction, and design science. Basic research addresses applications in areas such as architecture design, interaction design, media design primarily from the viewpoint of the development of cognitive assistive technology to be used for planning / decision-making. Research is done in close partnership with world-leading corporations in both private and public sectors.

Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research skills.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to drive activities at the interface of areas such as:

–  Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

–  Commonsense Reasoning   –   Geometric, Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

–  Design Computing and Cognition

–  Visual and Diagrammatic Reasoning

–  Computer Aided Design (CAD, CAAD)  –  Parametric Design  –  IFC and BIM

–  Architecture and Product Design  –  Media Design

The candidate is ideally expected to have a demonstrated research background and publications with a focus on one or more of:

–  Constraints (CHR, SMT)

–  Computational Geometry

–  Design computing skills in the context of architecture design, parametric design, IFC/BIM

–  Non-Monotonic Reasoning  –  Answer Set Programming / Logic Programming

The ability to develop prototypical systems is a must. Knowledge or experience / interest with topics in visual perception, and broadly cognitive science and psychology are a welcome plus.

This post-doctoral position is more broadly designed to engage into collaborative research as part of ongoing and outward looking research initiatives at the interface of “AI, Cognition, Interaction, and Design’’ (see CoDesign / http://www.codesign-lab.org ).  Here, an open mind and collaborative work on mixed-methods interdisciplinary research are needed. We expect the candidate to participate in ongoing research, dissemination, and networking activities with colleagues at partner universities and in industry.

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in computer science or in related (computationally-driven) subject areas, e.g., design computing, computing in architecture. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

Information

The position is a position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information about the scientific aspects of this position, please contact:

  –  Professor Mehul Bhatt by email at:  mehul.bhatt@oru.se.  

For other questions, applicants may contact Head of AASS:

  –  Professor Amy Loutfi at amy.loutfi@oru.se  and / or

the Head of School of Science and Technology:

  –  Professor Peter Johansson at peter.johansson@oru.se.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

The application deadline is 2019-08-31.  We look forward to receiving your application!

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in computer science

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-03233/2019

The School of Science and Technology at Örebro University is seeking an early career postdoctoral researcher in computer science for a fixed-term two-year appointment.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to be based at Örebro University’s Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS, http://www.oru.se/aass), which carries out multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer science, and measurement technology. Our research in general is done in close partnership with world-leading corporations such as Volvo CE, Epiroc, and Husqvarna, but also with the public sector; and our research on the development of perception systems for mobile robots is recognised world-wide.

Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our research competence within computer science towards topics at perception and navigation in challenging environments, advancing the theoretical and practical foundations that allow mobile robots to operate in challenging environments.

Duties and responsibilities

The open position in particular relates to the research topics of heterogeneous map matching and SLAM in low-visibility environments. Novel research on matching maps made with sensor data (e.g., lidar, radar, vision) with maps of other modalities, such as pre-existing building plans, is expected to contribute to a step change in applications such as search & rescue robotics, as well as easy robot deployment in domestic and industrial settings. Particular challenges of heterogeneous map matching are that maps from different sources are affected by different kinds of uncertainties and errors, and that features in one kind of map may not be readily recognisable in another.

The position will be funded in part by a European project on robotics for firefighting and rescue in mines. In addition to scientific publications, the candidate is expected to contribute to successful project demonstrations.

In order to meet these goals, the candidate is expected to have a demonstrated research background and international publications within robotic mapping and localisation. Experience with heterogeneous sensor configurations and maps is an advantage. A solid theoretical background and excellent programming skills are also very important, as is the ability to develop real-world prototypical systems. It is not necessary to be familiar with the Swedish language, but proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in computer science or in related subject areas. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

The assessment of the candidates is based on previous research and publication records and the suitability to the topics outlined above, as well as demonstrated programming and deployment skills.

Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, is a requirement.

Equality

Our ambition is to create a place of work that is characterised by gender equality and diversity. All genders are most welcome to apply.

Information

The position is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Expected start date during the fall of 2019.

For more information about the scientific aspects of this position, please contact Martin Magnusson by email at martin.magnusson@oru.se

For further information contact Head of AASS, Professor Amy Loutfi, amy.loutfi@oru.se

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter
  • CV, including names of two academic references who may be contacted (if needed)
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

Only documents written in English, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2019-08-16. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019